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Striking power : Iconoclasm in ancient Egypt

Title
Striking power : Iconoclasm in ancient Egypt / Edward Bleiberg and Stephanie Weissberg.
Author
Bleiberg, Edward, 1951-
Publication
  • St. Louis, MO : Pulitzer Arts Foundation ; Brooklyn, New York : Brooklyn Museum, [2019]
  • ©2019

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TextUse in library JQF 19-1503Schwarzman Building - Art & Architecture Room 300

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Additional Authors
  • Weissberg, Stephanie
  • Pulitzer Arts Foundation, host institution.
  • Brooklyn Museum, host institution.
Description
79 pages : color illustrations; 28 cm
Summary
Striking Power - the very first exhibition and publication to explore the history of iconoclasm in ancient Egyptian art - is an in-depth examination of the widespread campaigns of targeted image destruction that periodically swept through ancient Egypt, driven by political and religious motivations. Focusing on the legacies of pharaohs Hatshepsut (reigned c. 1478-58 BCE) and Akhenaten (reigned c. 1353-36 BCE), as well as the destruction of objects in Late Antiquity, the book pairs damaged works, from fragmented heads to altered inscriptions, with undamaged examples. In ancient Egypt, the deliberate destruction of objects - a nearly universal practice that continues in our own day - derived from the perception of images not only as representations but also as containers of powerful spiritual energy. Considering this historical phenomenon, 'Striking Power' raises timely questions about the power of images and the ways in which we try to contain them. Exhibition: Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts, St. Louis, USA (22.03.-11.08.2019).
Alternative Title
Iconoclasm in ancient Egypt
Subjects
Genre/Form
Exhibition catalogs.
Note
  • Catalog of an exhibition held at the Pulitzer Arts Foundation, St. Louis, March 22-August 11, 2019 and at the Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, Summer 2020
Bibliography (note)
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 77-78)
Call Number
JQF 19-1503
ISBN
  • 9780997690194
  • 0997690194
LCCN
2019935885
OCLC
1105606501
Author
Bleiberg, Edward, 1951- author.
Title
Striking power : Iconoclasm in ancient Egypt / Edward Bleiberg and Stephanie Weissberg.
Publisher
St. Louis, MO : Pulitzer Arts Foundation ; Brooklyn, New York : Brooklyn Museum, [2019]
Copyright Date
©2019
Type of Content
text
still image
Type of Medium
unmediated
Type of Carrier
volume
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (pages 77-78)
Added Author
Weissberg, Stephanie, author.
Pulitzer Arts Foundation, host institution.
Brooklyn Museum, host institution.
Research Call Number
JQF 19-1503
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