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Evans, Jean M.

Works: 12 works in 35 publications in 1 language and 943 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: N5335.N4, 709.0150747471
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Most widely held works by Jean M Evans
Beyond Babylon : art, trade, and diplomacy in the second millennium B.C. by N.Y.) Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York( Book )

8 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 552 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This important volume describes the extraordinary art created in the second millennium B.C. for royal palaces, temples, and tombs from Mesopotamia, Syria, and Anatolia to Cyprus, Egypt, and the Aegean. Objects of the highest artistry reflect the development of a sophisticated trade network throughout the eastern Mediterranean region and the resulting fusion of Near Eastern, Aegean, and Egyptian cultural styles.The impact of these far-flung connections is documented in the precious materials sent to royal and temple treasuries and, most dramatically, in objects discovered on merchant shipwrecks off the shores of southern Anatolia. The history of the period and the artistic creativity fostered by interaction among the powers of the ancient Near East, both great and small, are discussed by an international group of scholars in essays and entries on the more than 350 objects included in the exhibition, continuing the fascinating story begun in the landmark catalogue Art of the First Cities (2003)
The lives of Sumerian sculpture : an archaeology of the early dynastic temple by Jean M Evans( Book )

14 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book examines the sculptures created during the Early Dynastic period (2900-2350 BC) of Sumer, a region corresponding to present-day southern Iraq. Featured almost exclusively in temple complexes, some 550 Early Dynastic stone statues of human figures carved in an abstract style have survived. Chronicling the intellectual history of ancient Near Eastern art history and archaeology at the intersection of sculpture and aesthetics, this book argues that the early modern reception of Sumer still influences ideas about these sculptures. Engaging also with the archaeology of the Early Dynastic temple, the book ultimately considers what a stone statue of a human figure has signified, both in modern times and in antiquity"--
From ancient to modern : archaeology and aesthetics by New York University( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"As archaeologists unearth the past, they seek meaning or purpose for the objects they uncover by looking at the objects themselves and their archaeological context. Art historians, on the other hand, primarily focus on aesthetics, asking why a particular object stimulates our senses, and what that tells us about ourselves. From Ancient to Modern offers a lens for understanding ancient objects through the perspectives and processes of both archaeology and aesthetics, and, in so doing, illuminates the multiple layers of meaning that a single object can take on--sometimes simultaneously--over the course of its existence. This beautifully illustrated volume is the accompanying catalog for the exhibition at New York University's Institute for the Study of the Ancient World and focuses on fifty objects from three iconic sites in the ancient Near East: Ur, Diyala, and Kish. The excavation, unique characteristics, and transformative journey of each object--from archaeological artifact to aesthetic item--are examined. Select contemporary artworks are also considered in the investigation of how ancient objects acquire meaning in the present day."--Publisher's website
Evolutionary theory and visual culture. The Darwin effect( Book )

2 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution bore a decisive influence on aesthetic thought that was nothing if not diverse. From biological models to European paintings, Darwinian theory offered art historians and artists a rich, evocative lens through which to view the world anew. This volume explores the effect of Darwinian theory on visual culture through analysis of popular graphics, scientific illustration, natural history diorama, as well as the more traditional art historical material such as painting and sculpture. It extends the discussion to examine the lasting impact the theory of evolution has had on the development of art history as an academic discipline
Redefining the sculpture of early dynastic Mesopotamia by Jean M Evans( )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the basis of archaeological context and stylistic analysis, this dissertation is a redefinition of Early Dynastic sculpture styles. It is therefore also an assessment of the Early Dynastic periodization in reference to ED I and II. Through a reassessment of Diyala contexts, it is proposed that dedicatory traditions began in ED I and that among the earliest sculpture, it is possible to define distinct styles particular to certain temples. Rather than one abstract style, the earliest dedicatory sculpture therefore displays veins of abstraction and realism utilized to varying degrees. During ED III, large corpuses of Early Dynastic sculpture appear at Ashur, in northern Mesopotamia; at Mari and Tell Chuera, in Syria; and at Nippur, in southern Mesopotamia. The sculpture of the northern sites is carved in a distinct style particular to each site. In contrast, the sculpture of the Diyala and southern Mesopotamia adheres closely to traditions first established in ED I. Therefore, rather than portray the varying styles of dedicatory sculpture as a single, coherent sequence spanning the Early Dynastic period, this dissertation instead highlights distinct differences. Just as no single sculpture style can be considered contemporary for all of Mesopotamia, no single sculpture style can be considered exclusive of any one ED subdivision
Diagnostic technique for impurities in low pressure neon lamps by Jean M Evans( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The performance of low-pressure gas discharge light sources are significantly influenced by small quantities of materials that can be introduced through lamp processing. In this paper, the common materials that represent impurities are described and experimental data is provided that detects the threshold of the impurity by tracking emission from the neon discharge. This technique has resolved the presence of hydrogen in the glass tube and the release of hydrocarbons from the getter used with cold cathode electrodes. At temperatures above approximately 200°C, the getter compound starts to release previously trapped materials. For most operational modes of Neon, the glass tube does not exceed 200°C. However, for some Neon Amber turn signal applications the glass temperatures can reach above 250°C. These elevated temperatures can occur particularly for front turn applications that require greater light output than rear applications
Beyond Babylon : art, trade, and diplomacy in the second millennium B.C.( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduction to hospital information systems by Jean M Evans( )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Loran C 1984 summer stability data report by Jean M Evans( Book )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Cognitive concepts as a possible explanation for sex differences in academic achievement : a thesis by Jean M Evans( )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Loran C 1985 winter stability dta report by Jean M Evans( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The year one : art of the ancient world east and west by N.Y.) Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York( )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two thousand years ago, artworks of astonishing variety were being created in far-flung regions of the world. This volume presents more than 150 works of art from western Europe, the Mediterranean, the Near East, India, China, Southeast Asia, and the Americas, and highlights the similarities that existed between the widely separated parts of the world in which they originated. Historical summaries accompanied by maps briefly describe the nature of each culture and the flow of power and peoples during the period centering around the Year One. An introductory essay offers both an overview and an account of the startling degree to which the ancient world was an interconnected one, crisscrossed by intrepid traders and adventurers who journeyed both east and west to bring back coveted goods and tantalizing scraps of information about exotic lands. The works of art included here are almost all in the collections of The Metropolitan Museum of Art; the book's authors are members of the Museum's curatorial staff representing seven different departments. -- Metropolitan Museum of Art website
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Beyond Babylon : art, trade, and diplomacy in the second millennium B.C.The year one : art of the ancient world east and west