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Wrapped in Beauty

Wrapped in Beauty Author Carla M. Sinopoli
ISBN-10 0915703602
Release 2005
Pages 246
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Accompanying CD-ROM contains ... "photographs of all the shawls in the accompanying book, plus an unpublished manuscript by Walter N. Koelz." -- CD-ROM label.



Wrapped in Beauty

Wrapped in Beauty Author Grace Beardsley
ISBN-10 OSU:32435074334764
Release 2005
Pages 246
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Object Lessons and the Formation of Knowledge

Object Lessons and the Formation of Knowledge Author Kerstin Barndt
ISBN-10 9780472122646
Release 2017-09-19
Pages 376
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Object Lessons and the Formation of Knowledge explores the museums, libraries, and special collections of the University of Michigan on its bicentennial. Since its inception, U-M has collected and preserved objects: biological and geological specimens; ethnographic and archaeological artifacts; photographs and artistic works; encyclopedia, textbooks, rare books, and documents; and many other items. These vast collections and libraries testify to an ambitious vision of the research university as a place where knowledge is accumulated, shared, and disseminated through teaching, exhibition, and publication. Today, two hundred years after the university’s founding, museums, libraries, and archives continue to be an important part of U-M, which maintains more than twenty distinct museums, libraries, and collections. Viewed from a historic perspective, they provide a window through which we can explore the transformation of the academy, its public role, and the development of scholarly disciplines over the last two centuries. Even as they speak to important facets of Michigan’s history, many of these collections also remain essential to academic research, knowledge production, and object-based pedagogy. Moreover, the university’s exhibitions and displays attract hundreds of thousands of visitors per year from the campus, regional, and global communities. Beautifully illustrated with color photographs of these world-renowned collections, this book will appeal to readers interested in the history of museums and collections, the formation of academic disciplines, and of course the University of Michigan.



American Book Publishing Record

American Book Publishing Record Author
ISBN-10 UOM:39015066043251
Release 2005
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Anthropos

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ISBN-10 UOM:39015066365126
Release 2007
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Approaches to Archaeological Ceramics

Approaches to Archaeological Ceramics Author Carla M. Sinopoli
ISBN-10 9781475792744
Release 2013-06-29
Pages 238
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More than any other category of evidence, ceramics ofters archaeologists their most abundant and potentially enlightening source of information on the past. Being made primarily of day, a relatively inexpensive material that is available in every region, ceramics became essential in virtually every society in the world during the past ten thousand years. The straightfor ward technology of preparing, forming, and firing day into hard, durable shapes has meant that societies at various levels of complexity have come to rely on it for a wide variety of tasks. Ceramic vessels quickly became essential for many household and productive tasks. Food preparation, cooking, and storage-the very basis of settled village life-could not exist as we know them without the use of ceramic vessels. Often these vessels broke into pieces, but the virtually indestructible quality of the ceramic material itself meant that these pieces would be preserved for centuries, waiting to be recovered by modem archaeologists. The ability to create ceramic material with diverse physical properties, to form vessels into so many different shapes, and to decorate them in limitless manners, led to their use in far more than utilitarian contexts. Some vessels were especially made to be used in trade, manufacturing activities, or rituals, while ceramic material was also used to make other items such as figurines, models, and architectural ornaments.



Empires

Empires Author Susan E. Alcock
ISBN-10 0521770203
Release 2001-08-09
Pages 523
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Empires, the largest political systems of the ancient and early modern world, powerfully transformed the lives of people within and even beyond their frontiers in ways quite different from other, non-imperial societies. Appearing in all parts of the globe, and in many different epochs, empires invite comparative analysis - yet few attempts have been made to place imperial systems within such a framework. This book brings together studies by distinguished scholars from diverse academic traditions, including anthropology, archaeology, history and classics. The empires discussed include case studies from Central and South America, the Mediterranean, Europe, the Near East, South East Asia and China, and range in time from the first millennium BC to the early modern era. The book organises these detailed studies into five thematic sections: sources, approaches and definitions; empires in a wider world; imperial integration and imperial subjects; imperial ideologies; and the afterlife of empires.



The Himalayan Journey of Walter N Koelz

The Himalayan Journey of Walter N  Koelz Author Carla M. Sinopoli
ISBN-10 0915703807
Release 2013
Pages 308
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In the fall of 1932, University of Michigan naturalist Walter N. Koelz traveled to northwest India to lead a scientific collecting expedition in the rugged Himalayan regions of Western Tibet. Some eighteen months later he returned to the United States with a remarkable collection of biological specimens and an array of objects¿Buddhist paintings, ritual objects, textiles, and household goodsacquired from monasteries, households, and merchants. This book presents the diary entries Koelz wrote at the end of each day throughout his expedition, recounting in detail each day¿s travels, bookended by a chapter contextualizing his acquisition of sacred Buddhist objects and an appendix that presents previously unpublished thangka paintings that he collected.



Painting Traditions of the Drigung Kagyu School

Painting Traditions of the Drigung Kagyu School Author David Paul Jackson
ISBN-10 0984519076
Release 2014-08-01
Pages 300
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"This catalog is published in conjunction with an exhibition organized and presented by the Rubin Museum of Art, New York, April 24 through September 7, 2015, and curated by David P. Jackson."



The Political Economy of Craft Production

The Political Economy of Craft Production Author Carla M. Sinopoli
ISBN-10 1139440748
Release 2003-10-30
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The study of specialized craft production has a long tradition in archaeological research. Through analyses of material remains and the contexts of their production and use, archaeologists can examine the organization of craft production and the economic and political status of craft producers. This study, which was originally published in 2003, combines archaeological and historical evidence from the author's twenty years of fieldwork at the imperial capital of Vijayanagara to explore the role and significance of craft production in the city's political economy of the fourteenth to the seventeenth century. By examining a diverse range of crafts from poetry to pottery, Sinopoli evaluates models of craft production and expands upon theoretical and historical understandings of empires in general and Vijayanagara in particular. It is the most broad-ranging study of craft production in South Asia, or in any other early state empire.



The Place of Provenance

The Place of Provenance Author David Paul Jackson
ISBN-10 098451905X
Release 2012
Pages 235
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Published in conjunction with an exhibition organized and presented by the Rubin Museum of Art, New York, October 2, 2012, through March 25, 2013, and curated by David P. Jackson and Christian Luczanits.



Pots and palaces

Pots and palaces Author Carla M. Sinopoli
ISBN-10 UOM:39015066415269
Release 1993-03-01
Pages 242
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Kaeti Company

Kaeti   Company Author Keith Roberts
ISBN-10 9780575104310
Release 2013-04-23
Pages 320
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Kaeti and her companions inhabit a strange world; a 'theatre of the mind' where the unexpected is commonplace, where ghosts, vampires and even the odd goddess may be encountered at any turn. It is a tribute to the author's skill that Kaeti's world seems, at all times, as real as our own, sometimes uncomfortably so. Whether satirising the mores of the Thames Valley or exposing the curious antics of the publishing world, Roberts is equally at home. He explores the gamut of human emotions; high comedy alternates with terror, the most delicate of love scenes are set against the iron dreariness of Death Row. Always though, at the focus, is Kaeti; witty and resourceful, resilient and vulnerable by turns. Some characters may change their roles with lightning speed, like the players i n a repertory company - but Kaeti remains. As does London. Robert always displays a knowledge of a city haunted by its own past, and a love for its highways and byways, that will surprise old fans and win him many new admirers.



The kashmir shawl

The kashmir shawl Author John Irwin
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105037082273
Release 1973
Pages 61
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The Last Saltmakers of Nexquipayac Mexico

The Last Saltmakers of Nexquipayac  Mexico Author Jeffrey R. Parsons
ISBN-10 UOM:39015053180199
Release 2001
Pages 341
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Parsons (U. of Michigan) first met the saltmakers in question while doing archaeological fieldwork in the eastern valley of Mexico in the 1960s. In 1987, he revisited some of the sites located in the earlier surveys and found that many of the rural, agricultural villages he remembered had become suburban bedroom communities inhabited by wage earners who commuted to jobs in Mexico City. This ethnography, based on a six-week study conducted in 1988, records the details of the lives of the few people still making salt in Nexquipayac--traditional work with direct links to the pre-Colombian past that is rapidly dying out. The volume is illustrated with b&w photos that are fuzzy but serviceable; it has no subject index. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR



Worlds of Gender

Worlds of Gender Author Sarah M. Nelson
ISBN-10 0759110840
Release 2007-01-01
Pages 293
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Part IV of Nelson's 'Handbook of Gender in Archaeology' (2006). Examines the archaeology of women's lives and activities around the globe.



West African Early Towns

West African Early Towns Author Augustin Holl
ISBN-10 UOM:39076002966161
Release 2006-05-01
Pages 168
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