Size Matters – Understanding Monumentality Across Ancient Civilizations

When talking about monuments, size undeniably matters – or does it?

But how else can we measure monumentality?

Bringing together researchers from various fields such as archaeology, museology, history, sociology, Mesoamerican studies, and art history, this book discusses terminological and methodological approaches in both theoretical contributions and various case studies. While focusing on architectural aspects, this volume also discusses the social meaning of monuments, the role of forced and free labour, as well as textual monumentality. The result is a modern interdisciplinary take on an important concept which is notoriously difficult to define.

€44.99 *

2019-08-27, ca. 360 pages
ISBN: 978-3-8376-4538-5

This product will be released at 27 August 2019

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Felix Levenson

Felix Levenson, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany

Book title
Size Matters – Understanding Monumentality Across Ancient Civilizations
Publisher
transcript Verlag
Pages
ca. 360
Features
kart., Klebebindung, 40 SW-Abbildungen, 60 Farbabbildungen
ISBN
978-3-8376-4538-5
Commodity Group
1553
BIC-Code
HBLA HBTB AM
BISAC-Code
HIS002000 HIS054000 ARC010000
THEMA-Code
NHC NHTB AM
Release date
2019-08-27
Edition
1
Topics
Kulturgeschichte, Erinnerungskultur, Architektur
Readership
Archaeology, Museology, Ancient Studies, Art History, Sociology
Keywords/Tags
Monumentality, Architecture, Energetics, Identity, Labour, Monument, Perception, Reception, Cultural History, Ancient History, History

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