By FREDERICK HARTT
The main complete and best-illustrated creation to Western paintings, the 2 volumes of artwork: A heritage of portray, Sculpture, And structure. Its writer, Professor Frederick Hartt, is a really talented instructor. He conjures up where and time during which every one nice civilization flourished, and indicates how person artworks exhibit it. quantity I starts off with the outdated Stone Age and follows mankinds creative improvement throughout the finish of the center a while. Its 3 significant parts—Art earlier than Writing, the traditional international, and the center Ages—examine the portray, sculpture, and structure of greater than twenty civilizations. the humanities of historical Egypt, Greece, Rome, and the Islamic global are studied intimately, as are these of the Early Christian and Early Byzantine, Romanesque, and Gothic eras.
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South Pacific 39 38 ^1^ 40 even more frightening face. Such objects were, of course, stand never intended to be seen apart from the context of tribal and lead life, some of whose boat" from New intensity engulfs us in the Ireland (fig. 39) huge "soul commemorating a dead canoe with the bodies of his enemies. The fierce and jagged shapes of the figures, the bird heads that crown them and the wings that enfold them, and the great boat itself with its fins and its open, chieftain sent to sea in a toothy mouth and lashing tongue reenact the mysteries of an ancient Still rite.
The processional entrance hall, recently partly rebuilt largely from its original stones (fig. 53). had a ceiling stones columns made of cylindrical imitation of palm logs, supported b\ slender in reflecting in their channeled surfaces the forms of plants, probably palm branches lashed together since palm leaves (fig. 54). These are the earliest known columns, and apparently Imhotep did not entirely trust them to bear so great a weight, because he attached them to projecting walls that do most of the work.
Mold has the and molten out. c. wax la)er. Invented by Bronze Age man, this method poured in. was known throughout the Mediterranean world No tiquity. civilization, in an- contacts have been traced between the Ife Ife. D. Clay and bronze, metal, which assumes the shape of the original is Head uf Queen Olokun, from height to top of ornament, c. 36". Museum. ) The ro)al heads, such as the one Olokun (fig. 30), are of striking nobility and beauty. The broad, smooth surbelieved to represent the early queen of the faces are skin striated with parallel grooves representing ritual scars and are perforated around the mouth with holes jewels.