Prehistoric Figurines: Representation And Corporeality In The …

Prehistoric Figurines: Representation And Corporeality In The Neolithic

Here is a radical new approach to one of the most exciting but poorly understood artefacts from our prehistoric past. Studying their roles and functions in society from past to present day, archaeology students will find this an invaluable asset. Review ‘Outstanding – a daring and authoritative treatment, wonderfully wide ranging.’ – Michael Shanks, Stanford University ‘This book ought to be mainstream reading in archaeology, anthropology and studies of visual culture, at advanced undergraduate and postgraduate levels.’ – Richard Bradley, University of Reading ‘Whatever you know about prehistoric figurines, this book will open your eyes and make you think Bailey halps the reader all the way, with a meticulously constructed tect, written in an absorbing style it combines some closely observed descriptions of the forms of figurines with comprehensive syntheses of their archaeological contexts, critical reviews of previous studies and interpretations, accessible explanations of complex ideas about human representation, and a selection of photographs and line drawings that work actively alongside the text this is an outstanding book, because it poses so many thought-provoking questions about the complex qualities of visual representations of human bodies in the past and their significance today. – Robin Skeates, Antiquity ‘engagingly written and well illustratedBailey makes a bold effort to open up interpretation of Neolithic figurines from southeastern Europeprovoking thoughts far beyond any traditional archaeological bounds.’ Richard G. Lesure, University of California