Communities of Style: Portable Luxury Arts, Identity, and by Marian H. Feldman PDF

By Marian H. Feldman

ISBN-10: 022610561X

ISBN-13: 9780226105611

Communities of Style examines the creation and flow of transportable luxurious items in the course of the Levant within the early Iron Age (1200–600 BCE). specifically it specializes in how societies in flux got here jointly round the fabric results of paintings and elegance, and their function in collective memory.

Marian H. Feldman brings her twin education as an paintings historian and an archaeologist to endure at the networks that have been necessary to the stream and alternate of luxurious goods—particularly ivories and steel works—and how they have been additionally crucial to group formation. The curiosity in, and relationships to, those paintings gadgets, Feldman indicates, ended in wide-ranging interactions and changes either inside of and among groups. finally, she argues, the construction and circulate of luxurious items within the interval calls for a rethinking of our very geo-cultural belief of the Levant, in addition to its impression past what have frequently been regarded as its borders.

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