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Civilisations: How Do We Look / The Eye of Faith

Civilisations: How Do We Look / The Eye of Faith

作者 : Mary Beard

出版社 : PROFILE BOOKS LTD

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「瑪麗‧畢爾德說的話一向很有力又有趣」─衛報

「文明」如何形成一向是個爭論許多的主題,但不管如何解釋,都圍繞著一個最中心的問題,也就是自古至今,人類如何描繪自己和他人,不管是人類還是其他生物。

這本書的內容也由作者瑪麗‧畢爾德參與製作的BBC的同名紀錄片透過影像和聲音敘述出來,畢爾德在書中說明藝術以那些方式、透過哪些人、如何產生。

第一部分介紹世界上最早出現的幾個藝術形式,例如中美洲奧梅克文化中的巨大石製頭像、古希臘的陶製品、中國的兵馬俑等,除了創造這些藝術的人,畢爾德也講到其他欣賞、描述這些藝術的人,因為這影響了人類觀賞的方式。

第二部分說明藝術和宗教的關係,宗教在許多文化中都佔有很重要的地位,當然也就影響了藝術的形成,宗教和偶像崇拜和破壞聖像有關係,破壞宗教藝術也創造藝術,也就是透過信仰之眼看藝術。

畢爾德是劍橋大學知名的古典學教授,出版了許多歷史相關的暢銷著作,其中描述古羅馬的《SPQR》銷售數字已超過十四萬本,並被翻譯成二十二種語言。

Companion to the major new BBC documentary series CIVILISATIONS, presented by Mary Beard, David Olusoga and Simon Schama

The idea of 'civilisation' has always been debated, even fought over. At the heart of those debates lies the big question of how people - from prehistory to the present day - have depicted themselves and others, both human and divine. Distinguished historian Mary Beard explores how art has shaped, and been shaped by, the people who created it. How have we looked at these images? Why have they sometimes been so contentious?

In Part One, she examines how the human figure was portrayed in some of the earliest art in the world - from the gigantic stone heads carved by the Olmec of Central America to the statues and pottery of the ancient Greeks to the terracotta army of the first emperor of China. And she explains how one particular version of representing the human body, which goes back to the ancient world, still influences (and sometimes distorts) how people in the West see their own culture and that of others. Throughout this story, she is concerned not only with the artists who made images, but with those who have used them, viewed them and inter�preted them. In other words: How Do We Look?

In Part Two, Mary Beard turns to the relationship between art and religion. For centuries, religion has inspired art: from the Hindu temple at Angkor Wat to the Christian mosaics of Ravenna to the exquisite calligraphy of Islamic mosques. But making the divine visible in the human world has never been simple. All religions have wrestled with idolatry and iconoclasm, destroying art as well as creating it - and asking how to look with The Eye of Faith.
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