Book , Print in English

Approaching monumentality in archaeology

edited by James F. Osborne.
  • Albany : State University of New York Press, [2014]
  • xix, 453 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm.
  • History.
  • Monumentality is a human phenomenon that has occurred in nearly all times and places. Because of its ubiquity, monumentality is something that has been studied by a large number of disciplines and individuals. 'Approaching monumentality in archaeology' explores the phenomenon of monumental art and architecture from humankind’s most ancient past to recent history, and does so using an interdisciplinary approach that incorporates the research of anthropological archaeologists, art historians, classicists, and sociologists working in a wide variety of historical and cultural contexts. The volume seeks to define what is meant by the terms “monument” and “monumentality,” and to understand the social and political significance of monument-building as it has manifested around the world. By advocating for a relational approach to the topic that seeks to find monumentality in the ongoing relationship between object and person, this book offers the opportunity to begin the process of uniting these varied interests into a unified discourse.
  • note: ch. One Monuments and Monumentality / James F. Osborne
  • pt. I Monumental Architecture and Social Transformation
  • ch. Two Elamite Monumentality and Architectural Scale: Lessons from Susa and Choga Zanbil / Daniel T. Potts
  • ch. Three Patronage and Reception in the Monumental Architecture of Early Christian Greece / William R. Caraher
  • ch. Four Monumentality of Text / Edmund Thomas
  • ch. Five Building Monuments, Creating Communities: Early Monumental Architecture at Pre-Pottery Neolithic Gobekli Tepe / Klaus Schmidt
  • pt. II Monumentality and Landscape
  • ch. Six Monuments and Landscape: Exploring Issues of Place, Distance, and Scale in Early Political Contest / Claudia Glatz
  • ch. Seven Roman Soliloquies: Monumental Interventions in the Vacant Landscape in the Late Republic and Early Empire / Alvaro Ibarra
  • ch. Eight Monumentality among the Mediterranean Isles / Michael J. Kolb
  • ch. Nine 4100--2700 B.C.: Monuments and Ideologies in the Neolithic Landscape / Johannes Muller
  • pt. III Monuments and Memory Work
  • ch. Ten Planning for the Past in Neolithic Central Europe / Peter Bogucki
  • ch. Eleven Death and the City: Asiatic Columnar Sarcophagi in Context / Annetta Alexandridis
  • ch. Twelve Function and Impact of Monumental Grave Vases in the Eighth Century B.C. / Dietrich Boschung
  • ch. Thirteen Mobile Monumentality: The Case of Obelisks / Grant Parker
  • pt. IV Monuments, Settlements, and Cities
  • ch. Fourteen Citadels in Spectacle-scapes in Bronze Age Anatolia / Christoph Bachhuber
  • ch. Fifteen Phenomenon of Residential Cities and City Foundations in the Ancient Near East: Common Idea or Individual Cases? / Mirko Novak
  • ch. Sixteen Modern Monumentality: European Experiences / Goran Therborn
  • pt. V Experience of Monuments
  • ch. Seventeen Creation and Experience of Monumentality on Protohistoric Cyprus / Kevin D. Fisher
  • ch. Eighteen Performance and Monumentality in the "Altar of Tukulti-Ninurta" / Stephanie M. Langin-Hooper
  • ch. Nineteen Visualizing the Dynamics of Monumentality / Willeke Wendrich
  • ch. Twenty From Memorials to Imaginaries in the Monumentality of Ancient North America / Timothy R. Pauketat.
Other information
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • OCLC
  • 9781438453255 (hardcover : alkaline paper)
  • 1438453256 (hardcover : alkaline paper)
Identifying numbers
  • EAN: 9781438453255
  • LCCN: 2013046282
  • OCLC: 867024504
  • OCLC: 867024504