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Herschman, Rachel

Works: 2 works in 3 publications in 1 language and 189 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs 
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Most widely held works by Rachel Herschman
Restoring the Minoans : Elizabeth Price and Sir Arthur Evans by Jennifer Y Chi( Book )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How do archaeologists and artists reimagine what life was like during the Greek Bronze Age? How do contemporary conditions influence the way we understand the ancient past? This innovative book considers two imaginative restorations of the ancient world that test the boundaries of interpretation and invention by bringing together the discovery of Minoan culture by the British archaeologist Sir Arthur Evans (1851-1941) and the work of the Turner Prize-winning video artist Elizabeth Price (b. 1966). Featured essays examine Evans's interpretation and restoration of the Knossos palace and present fresh photography of Minoan artifacts and archival photographs of the dig alongside beautiful, previously unpublished watercolors and drawings by the archaeological illustrators and restorers who worked on the site: Emile Gillieron pere (1850-1924), Emile Gillieron fils (1885-1939), Piet de Jong (1887-1967), and others. 00Exhibition: Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, United Kingdom (05.10.2017 - 07.01.2018)
Hymn to Apollo : the ancient world and the Ballets Russes( Book )

1 edition published in 2019 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the ancient world, dance was used to express important truths about the human condition, and this significance can still be seen today in representations of dancers in ancient art. Sculpture, relief carving, vase painting, and other visual media offer a glimpse of the function of dance in antiquity. In the modern era, the Ballets Russes, a Paris-based collective established by Sergei Diaghilev (1872-1929), revolutionized dance and revived European and American interest in ballet, in part by drawing on notions of dance from the ancient world. Ballets Russes choreographers, designers, and collaborators looked to ancient culture for subjects and themes, and for a notion of dance as an expressive art form integrated with ritual. Hymn to Apollo explores the role of dance in ancient art and culture and how artists of the Ballets Russes returned to the past as a source for modern expression. Thematic essays and lavish illustrations present a fresh perspective on ancient artifacts, and watercolors, illustrations, sketchbooks, photographs, costumes, and other archival Ballets Russes material show how artists turned to the ancient world to create something new.00Exhibition: Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, New York, USA (06.03-06.06.2019)0
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Audience level: 0.67 (from 0.66 for Hymn to Ap ... to 0.67 for Restoring ...)