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Forman, Werner

Works: 405 works in 2,094 publications in 11 languages and 38,430 library holdings
Genres: History  Exhibition catalogs  Sources  Catalogs  Pictorial works  Art 
Roles: Author, Illustrator, Photographer, Creator, Compiler, Other, Editor, Contributor, Author of introduction, Illuminator, Recipient
Classifications: E78.N78, 306.0899707113
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Most widely held works about Werner Forman
Most widely held works by Werner Forman
People of the totem : the Indians of the Pacific Northwest by Norman Bancroft-Hunt( Book )

30 editions published between 1979 and 1995 in English and held by 1,841 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the way of life, artifacts and beliefs of the Northwest Coast Indians
The Indians of the Great Plains by Norman Bancroft-Hunt( Book )

27 editions published between 1980 and 1992 in 3 languages and held by 1,671 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the way the plains Indians lived, their medicines and mysteries, and their war and hunting rituals
Hammer of the North by Magnús Magnússon( Book )

37 editions published between 1976 and 1987 in 4 languages and held by 1,573 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Text and more than 120 photographs examine the history, culture, civilization, and achievements of the Vikings and analyze their mythology and poetry
Africa : history of a continent by Basil Davidson( Book )

28 editions published between 1966 and 1978 in English and held by 1,311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in London by Weidenfeld and Nicolson in 1966
Life of the ancient Egyptians by Evžen Strouhal( Book )

17 editions published between 1992 and 1997 in 4 languages and held by 1,237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Portrays the daily life of average people: childhood, education, love and marriage, work, the prospect of the soul's journey to the netherworld. Some 290 illustrations (200 in color) highlight depiction of the role of women in ancient Egyptian society, as well as agriculture, fashion, diet, medicine, crafts, the construction of tombs and pyramids. Translated from the Czech by Deryck Viney. This lavishly illustrated book conveys the wonder of Ancient Egypt through the daily activities of its people - not the lives of Egypt's royalty or elite classes, but the typical men and women who composed this magnificent civilization. Exceptional for its range, the volume portrays Egyptian life from birth and childhood through education, love and marriage, occupations, war, and finally the soul's journey to the netherworld. A particular strength is the coverage of anatomical material and medical texts. Other topics include the role of women, fashion, dance and music, agriculture, crafts, and construction of the pyramids and tombs. This in-depth portrait draws on the complete spectrum of sources: artifacts from tombs and settlement sites; inscribed potsherds and ostraca as well as papyri; material from the excavation of homes, shrines, and tomb chapels; relief's and wall-paintings. Accompanying the text, 289 superb illustrations - including 219 colour plates - vividly portray Egyptian civilization through its creations and treasures. The thematic structure of the book imparts a visual coherence rarely found in illustrated books on Ancient Egypt. Among the photographs are many rare images not previously available. The illustrations convey a picture of Ancient Egyptian society that is compelling and immediate, despite the millennia that separate us from that great culture. Notable for thoroughness, accuracy, and sheer beauty, this indispensable guide will appeal to the serious student or scholar, as well as anyone interested in ancient civilizations
The Eskimos by Ernest S Burch( Book )

18 editions published between 1988 and 1991 in 4 languages and held by 1,162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Color photographs highlight this account of the history, livelihood, & culture of the Eskimo. A superb ethnographic study illustrated with 120 stunning color photos of artifacts (primarily) and some landscapes. Remarkably low cost. The text along with the photographs, explore the Eskimos' art, their rich mythology, and their beliefs--their stories, their spirit world, and the role of shamans in their lives
Black kingdoms, black peoples : the West African heritage by Anthony Atmore( Book )

22 editions published between 1979 and 1988 in 5 languages and held by 1,045 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En présentant les principales civilisations d'Afrique occidentale, les auteurs s'appliquent à discerner à travers leur riche diversité l'unité fondamentale qui les caractérise. Faisant appel aussi bien à leur histoire et à leur religion qu'à leur mode de vie et de pensée, ils tracent de ces peuples fiers un portrait saisissant. Les magnifiques photos en couleurs qui illustrent la synthèse reproduisent surtout des objets d'art mais aussi quelques sites et constructions et des scènes de la vie quotidienne. Un texte accessible et bien documenté
The way of the samurai by Richard Storry( Book )

35 editions published between 1978 and 1987 in 6 languages and held by 939 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This intriguing portrait of an alien world captures the varying moods of medieval Japan, the way of the samurai
In the shadow of the pyramids : Egypt during the Old Kingdom by Jaromír Málek( Book )

20 editions published between 1986 and 1988 in 3 languages and held by 911 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes life during ancient Egypt's Old Kingdom, discusses their economy, government, religion, and art, and indicates the reasons for the society's collapse
North American Indian art: masks, amulets, wood carvings and ceremonial dress from the North-West coast by Erna Siebert( Book )

34 editions published between 1967 and 1970 in 4 languages and held by 881 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prehistoric art, including some recent cave-culture discoveries and subsequent developments up to Roman times by Josef Poulík( Book )

54 editions published between 1948 and 1965 in 4 languages and held by 834 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Na základě četných památek nalezených na území naší země a svědomitého vědeckého výzkumu seznamuje autor čtenáře s nejstaršími dějinami naší vlasti od prvních stop lidské činnosti z poslední doby ledové až do devátého století. Hojné nálezy pravěkých nástrojů a zbraní, keramiky, šperků, sošek lidí a zvírat jsou svědectvím o kulturní vyspělosti a tvůrčí schopnosti různých kmenů, jež se vystřídaly na našem území
The exotic white man; an alien in Asian and African art by C. A Burland( Book )

20 editions published between 1868 and 1972 in 3 languages and held by 829 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Byzantium : city of gold, city of faith by Paul Hetherington( Book )

22 editions published between 1981 and 1987 in 3 languages and held by 753 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The splendor of Scythian art; treasures from Scythian tombs by M. I Artamonov( Book )

16 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 752 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Romans : their gods and their beliefs by Margaret Lyttelton( Book )

10 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and Italian and held by 740 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Māori : heirs of Tāne by David Lewis( Book )

14 editions published between 1982 and 1985 in English and Italian and held by 735 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A history of the Maori people in New Zealand. Show how all aspects of Maori life were interconnected. Maori myths, their songs and their art form an integral part of this book. Illustrated by Werner Forman's photographs"--Taken from dust jacket
Indian sculpture : masterpieces of Indian, Khmer, and Cham art by Werner Forman( Book )

29 editions published between 1962 and 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 724 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Feathered Serpent and Smoking Mirror by C. A Burland( Book )

26 editions published between 1975 and 1986 in 3 languages and held by 723 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Une étude de cette civilisation qui occupait le Mexique actuel, qui fut découverte en 1519 et massacrée par les conquistadores. L'ouvrage décrit leur système de gouvernement, le fonctionnement de leur société, la place tenue par la religion, les rapports sociaux dans la vie quotidienne, l'art et la littérature
Cities of Vesuvius: Pompeii and Herculaneum by Michael Grant( Book )

15 editions published between 1971 and 1979 in English and held by 716 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Geïllustreerde beschrijving van de steden die in 79 na Christus door een uitbarsting van de Vesuvius bedolven werden
The Moors : Islam in the west by Michael Brett( Book )

12 editions published between 1980 and 1989 in 3 languages and held by 674 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Life of the ancient Egyptians
Alternative Names
Forman, V.

Forman, V. 1921-2010

Forman, W.

Forman, W. 1921-2010

Forman, W. (Werner)

Forman, W. (Werner), 1921-2010

Formanov, W.

Werner Forman Český fotograf

Werner Forman Czech photographer

Werner Forman fotograaf uit Tsjechië (1921-2010)

Werner Forman fotógrafo checo

Werner Forman tjeckisk fotograf

Werner Forman tjekkisk fotograf

Werner Forman tschechischer Fotograf

Werner Forman tsjekkisk fotograf

フォルマン, ウェルナー

富爾曼, 威納

English (327)

German (87)

French (23)

Italian (17)

Czech (10)

Japanese (3)

Swedish (3)

Dutch (2)

Norwegian (2)

Serbian (1)

Slovak (1)

The EskimosIn the shadow of the pyramids : Egypt during the Old Kingdom