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The infinite image : art, time and the aesthetic dimension in antiquity / Zainab Bahrani.

By: Bahrani, Zainab, 1962-
Publisher: London : Reaktion Books, 2014.Description: 263 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.ISBN: 9781780232775Subject(s): Infinite in art | Art, Ancient -- Middle East | Art, Ancient -- Mediterranean Region | Aesthetics, Ancient | Art, EgyptianAbstract: "In the antique civilizations of the Near East and Mediterranean, images were used not only to depict reality but also to create it; indeed, they were even considered a means to reach out to the infinite. Reviving the fascination that gripped the avant-garde and the Surrealists when confronted with these ancient artworks, The Infinite Image presents a profound new reading of Mesopotamian art. It demonstrates that the region was home to an aesthetic realm that was defined by objects that transcend time in order to carry traces of the past into the present"--Inside front cover.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

"In the antique civilizations of the Near East and Mediterranean, images were used not only to depict reality but also to create it; indeed, they were even considered a means to reach out to the infinite. Reviving the fascination that gripped the avant-garde and the Surrealists when confronted with these ancient artworks, The Infinite Image presents a profound new reading of Mesopotamian art. It demonstrates that the region was home to an aesthetic realm that was defined by objects that transcend time in order to carry traces of the past into the present"--Inside front cover.

AESSO14, AES2014