"This marvelous and uniquely comprehensive book sets a new, high standard of excellence in the study of Greek archaeology."--Ronald S. Stroud, ...Show synopsis"This marvelous and uniquely comprehensive book sets a new, high standard of excellence in the study of Greek archaeology."--Ronald S. Stroud, University of California, BerkeleyHide synopsis
Description:Fair. Hardcover w/ clear plastic dust jacket, jacket scuffed...Fair. Hardcover w/ clear plastic dust jacket, jacket scuffed/scratched, marks on page edges, minimal shelf wear, Item is intact, but may show shelf wear. Pages may include notes and highlighting. May or may not include supplemental or companion material. Access codes may or may not work. Connecting readers since 1972. Customer service is our top priority.
Description:Used-Good. This book marks an astonishing achievement in...Used-Good. This book marks an astonishing achievement in ancient Greek archaeology. Using twin cameras suspended from a 33-foot, four-finned balloon, Wilson and Ellie Myers have been able to photograph 44 archaeological sites on Crete from a much lower altitude than is possible from helicopters or airplanes. The result is stunning. The breathtaking high-resolution photographs reveal new information and correct mistaken assumptions about these ancient sites. The Atlas will cause scholars to rethink their notions about the Minoan culture of Crete, which with its linear A writing, widespread sea trade, elaborate palaces, and unique art was crucial to the development of western civilization. For archaeologists of the future, the Atlas photographs preserve important information that is being lost each year through gradual erosion of the sites. For each site entry there are aerial views and a corresponding drawn plan, each shedding light on the other; a detailed description of the site (its significance, relationship to the local topography and geology, and excavation history); and a comprehensive research bibliography. The descriptions prepared by the international community of Cretan archaeologists under the guidance of regional specialist Gerald Cadogan reflect the latest available information on the sites of the Minoans and those who succeeded them. Indeed, the text entries and the chapter on Crete by Cadogan are in themselves a major contribution to scholarship. Together, text and photographs, which offer a unique grouping of related sites for comparative study, provide a significant advance in archaeological method. The work will be welcomed by archaeologists in the field as well as by scholars of ancient Greek civilization. With its introductory chapters, accessible style, and magnificent photographs, the Atlas will also appeal to the archaeological tourist and the armchair traveler.
Description:Color Photographs Throughout. Very Good in Very Good jacket....Color Photographs Throughout. Very Good in Very Good jacket. Folio White, clean and bright 1st Edition, 1st Printing. Rare. HEAVY VOLUME. SIGNED with personal inscription by both Will and Ellie Myers: 'With warmest regards to Al and Pepper from Wil and Ellie Myers' and just beneath this ' With the hope that you might join us sometime in the Middle East. With affection, Ellie'. Endpapers with photo of authors attached. Clear laminate dustjacket shows mild rubbing. A NICE copy, RARE signed edition. Using twin cameras suspended from a 33-foot, four finned balloon, wilson and Eleanor Myers have been able to photograph 44 archaeological sites on Crete from a much lower altitude than has been possible from helicopter or aeroplane. The result is quite stunning. The breathtaking high-resolution photographs reveal new information and correct mistaken assumptions about these ancient sites. All of our books are hand selected and are as described. Mylar protective sleeves are available.
Description:New in very good dust jacket. Dust jacket has some light wear to...New in very good dust jacket. Dust jacket has some light wear to edges and light fading, otherwise book is pristine. Large (12" x 12") hardcover with cloth over boards, dust jacket, 318 pages, beautiful full color images throughout. The Friends of Art Bookshop is a non-profit organization with proceeds donated to Fine Art student scholarships. Most orders shipped same or next business day and include delivery confirmation!
Description:Good. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All...Good. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine. 340 p. Ill.(189col.).45ch.9M. Intended for professional and scholarly audience.
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