Non Western/Art/History

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SR Set: National Monuments and Monuments to Genius
Title: SR Set: National Monuments and Monuments to Genius
Description: The images in this set are suggested by Nikolaus Pevsner in his book "A History of Building Types." His examples include monuments referring to persons or leaders or events instrumental in creating a nation or in celebrating the sense of nationhood, or national genius. Pevsner drew on the nineteenth century classical types inherited from the Romans: the column, as in Trajan's Column; the triumphal arch like those of the Emperors Titus and Constantine; and the equestrian statue such as that of Marcus Aurelius. We have gone beyond this threesome of classical types with the inclusion of such monuments as the Vietnam War Memorial.
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SR Set: Vermeer and the Beginnings of Global Trade
Title: SR Set: Vermeer and the Beginnings of Global Trade
Description: "Vermeer's Hat, the Seventeenth Century and the Dawn of the Global World," by Timothy Brook provided inspiration for this Image Set. Sailing west, an endless need for beaver pelts (for hats)from North America and then Canada opened the door to trade on a scale not known before. With China the ultimate goal and destination and the lure of silk, brocade and porcelain (esp. blue and white, the basis for Delftware) and the need for silver, the currency of the day, merchants were competing with each other across the seas. 59 Dutch and 20 English ships sailed for Asia in 1610; ten years later there were 148 Dutch and 53 English, with many never arriving at their destination. The discovery of tobacco in America provided ballast for sailing east; slaves from Africa filled the ships going west. Silver mines in Peru provided the much needed silver (currency of the day) and the popularity and pleasures associated with tobacco all across Europe encouraged settlements along the east coast of the Americas. "The idea of a common humanity was emerging, and with it the possibility of a shared history."
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SR Set: African Art and History
Title: SR Set: African Art and History
Description: African Art—as represented in our Image Set—incorporates the entire continent from North to South and East to West and points to the various Islamic, Christian and tribal influences that shaped the art, its ritual objects, masks, plaques, textiles, musical instruments. Artistic depictions, along with historic markers and portraits complete our selection.
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SR Set: Japanese Art: Netsuke and Inro
Title: SR Set: Japanese Art: Netsuke and Inro
Description: Netsuke are tiny sculpted objects made of ivory, wood, ceramic, and other unusual materials, which were meant to support small belongings hung from the belt of a pocket-less Japanese Kimono. An inro, comprised of small lacquered nested boxes and designed to carry small items, or a tobacco pouch, was suspended from the obi with the use of the netsuke and the aid of a carved ojime bead. These images, largely from the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, give us a look at intricate design and elegant beauty of art forms uniquely Japanese.
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SR Set: Islamic Art
Title: SR Set: Islamic Art
Description: The Metropolitan Museum of Art offers an incredibly rich collection of Art in the Arab Lands, Turkey, Iran, Central Asia and Later South Asia that allows for detailed study of the evolving culture of Islam. Our Image Set is based on outlines and images used in the Museum catalog as well as additional selections beginning with the depiction of the Caliph of Baghdad , The Art of the Caliphates (7 - 10th cent.), Art of Spain, North Africa and the Western Mediterranean, Art of the Eastern Islamic Lands (9th to 14th cent), Art of Egypt and Syria (10th to 16th cent.), Art of Iran and Central Asia (15th to 19th cent.), Art of the Ottoman Court and Art of South Asia (14th to 19th cent.)
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SR Set: Indian, Himalayan, Tibetan and Nepalese Art and Architecture
Title: SR Set: Indian, Himalayan, Tibetan and Nepalese Art and Architecture
Description: A profusion of sites covered include: Elephanta, Karle, Thanjavur, Mamallapuram, Ajanta, Sanchi, Deorgarh, Sarnath, Khajuraho, Agra, Badami, Ellora, Vijayanagar, Madurai and others. Revealing, sensuous details of pristine architectural exteriors allow for in-depth discussion and study.
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SR Set: Chinese Art
Title: SR Set: Chinese Art
Description: Architecture in China and sculpture in Chinese museums Please note: Academic Image Sets are offered to show the breadth of our collections. You do not need to order an entire set; you can also order individual images from each Set.
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SR Set: The Art of China (including Korea)
Title: SR Set: The Art of China (including Korea)
Description: The breadth of Chinese history and culture is illustrated here with examples of architecture, landscape design, sculpture, ceramics, painting, furniture, manuscripts and urbanism. These images compare the proud Terracotta Qin Warriors with urban scenes of modern Chinese life, and contrast the monumental Great Wall and elegant temples with panoramas of the contemporary high rises of today’s Shanghai. 10/08 Please note: Academic Image Sets are offered to show the breadth of our collections. You do not need to order an entire set; you can also order individual images from each Set.
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SR Set: Native North American Art and Culture
Title: SR Set: Native North American Art and Culture
Description: Our set offers extensive, detailed documentation of Totem Poles, as well as Long Houses and masks, representing the styles of important Northwest Coast groups; reflecting a recent resurgence in pole carving. From the southwest is the oldest continuously inhabited community of Taos Pueblo, as well as coverage of important Ancestral Puebloan architectural remains, petroglyphs and pictographs from the sites of Mesa Verde, Chaco Canyon and the Butler Wash, River House ruin. The set also includes coverage of the National Museum of the American Indian, and early European documentation of Native American cultures in the form of paintings and engravings.
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SR Set: Oceanic Art
Title: SR Set: Oceanic Art
Description: These examples of Oceanic art come from the far flung exotic peoples of the Pacific Islands and Australia. Included are an unusual navigational chart, textiles, ritualistic ancestral figurines, elaborate masks, and other religious artifacts. Updated 10/2009
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SR Set: Japanese Art
Title: SR Set: Japanese Art
Description: The wide range of styles and media from Jomon period to Meiji are exhibited in our set of Japanese Art. Here are elegant landscapes and delicate figural works on silk and paper in the form of hand scrolls, hanging scrolls, folding screens, etc.; Edo period woodblock prints; armor and Noh Robes of silk; ancient Yayoi jars; and swaggering Guardian Kings. These stunning examples, and more, are all to be found in this group of images.
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SR Set: Islamic Architecture
Title: SR Set: Islamic Architecture
Description: The vendors of Scholars Resource offer images of Islamic architecture that range across centuries as well as continents. Here are mosques, medrasahs, ribats, tombs and palaces. Mosques are especially well represented: from classic examples of the Suleymaniye Mosque in Istanbul and the Great Mosque at Cordoba to the Great Mosque at Kairouan in Tunisia and the enormous 20th c. Mosque of Hussan II in Casablanca.
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SR Set: Artistic Japanese Postcards from the Boston Museum of Fine Arts
Title: SR Set: Artistic Japanese Postcards from the Boston Museum of Fine Arts
Description: Postcards were extremely popular in Japan in the early 1900s; the lithographed cards replacing traditional woodblock prints in popularity. At that time Japan was rapidly entering western influenced global society and their arts began to reflect a blend of traditional styles with new western influence. Our selection of distinctive postcards from the extensive collection of Leonard Lauder at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston reflects the marriage of east/west in a range of subjects and depictions: modern images from the eleventh century Tale of Genji; contemporary depictions of traditional themes such as the Twelve Hours of the Yoshiwara, the pleasure quarters of Edo; depictions of the Russo Japanese War of 1904-1905; advertising themes; and Art Nouveau and Art Deco New Year's cards. (see "Art of the Japanese Postcard, The Leonard A. Lauder Collection at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston," 2004, published by MFA Publications (May 2010) Please note: Academic Image Sets are offered to show the breadth of our collections. You do not need to order an entire set; you can also order individual images from each Set.
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SR Set: Indian Paintings and d'object arts
Title: SR Set: Indian Paintings and d'object arts
Description: Developed largely out of religious traditions from the elaborate mythologies of Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism, and together with later Islamic and European influence, Indian painting is composed of colorful subjects and an exquisite delicacy of detail. The works in our Image Set range from wall paintings to elegant miniatures from Mughal ateliers. The bulk of our selection is from the rich collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and in direct reference to their work on Indian Painting: From Cave Temples to the Colonial Period by Joan Cummins, 2006. This group of images only highlights our offerings; for a more extensive selection please contact
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SR Set: Southeast Asia
Title: SR Set: Southeast Asia
Description: The countries of Southeast Asia are represented here with works ranging from the ancient site of Angkor Wat in Cambodia to 20th century propaganda posters from Vietnam. Included are a wealth of works from these countries as well as from Thailand, Indonesia, and Burma (Myanmar).
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SR Set: Major Religions: Hinduism
Title: SR Set: Major Religions: Hinduism
Description: Hinduism is the world's oldest religion, with its origins preceding recorded history. Indeed, the oldest scriptures of Hinduism, the Vedas, were composed ca.1800 years BCE. One of the basic Hindu concepts is a reverence for all life, as well as the belief that each individual creates his own destiny by the way in which he lives his life. Our images are largely from the period between the ninth and nineteenth centuries with the first half of the our set featuring a variety of distinctive temples, some of which are lushly textured in sculpted decor and mythical figures. Indian miniature painting composes the majority of the second part of the set. The practice of making illustrated manuscripts developed late in the religion's history, and the varied painting styles that ensued illustrated literary or even musical themes (ragas) as well as mythologies and escapades of the gods.
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