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Comment: Condition: Very Good Condition. Edition: First Edition. Binding: Softcover. Full Title: Body and Image. Explorations in Landscape Phenomenology 2. Author: Christopher Tilley, with Wayne Bennett. Publisher: Left Coast, Walnut Creek, 2008. Size: 8vo - over 7.75 - 9.75" tall. 288 pp. Illustrated. Internally clean. Binding firm. Covers creased. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Archaeology; Ancient (BC); Art & Design. ISBN: 1598743147 BZDB243 Inventory No: 27708.
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  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Routledge; 1 edition (15 Nov. 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1598743147
  • ISBN-13: 978-1598743142
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 1.8 x 22.9 cm
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 199,281 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The understanding and interpretation of ancient architecture, landscapes, and art has always been viewed through an iconographic lens?a cognitive process based on traditional practices in art history. But ancient people did not ascribe their visions on canvas, rather on hills, stones, and fields. Thus, Chris Tilley argues, the iconographic approach falls short of understanding how ancient people interacted with their imagery. A kinaesthetic approach, one that uses the full body and all the senses, can better approximate the meaning that these artifacts had for their makers and today?s viewers. The body intersects the landscape in a myriad of ways?through the effort to reach the image, the angles that one can use to view, the multiple senses required for interaction. Tilley outlines the choreographic basis of understanding ancient landscapes and art phenomenologically, and demonstrates the power of his thesis through examples of rock art and megalithic architecture in Norway, Ireland,...

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