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Page ii - Professor in the Department of Art History at the University of Chicago.
Page 69 - ... land by their indiscriminate plunder, and now they ransack the sea. The wealth of an enemy excites their cupidity, his poverty their lust of power.
Page 311 - ... organization, with its grant of powers and ability to amass large amounts of capital, as a threat to a democratic society. The Jeffersonian ideal of a small-holders agrarian society had no room for great aggregations of economic wealth. However, the corporation was not common in the early 19th century, and it was not until the latter part of the century that the corporation emerged in the eyes of many as the chief instrument of monopoly. The growth of the trust...
Page 16 - Czech figurines indicate that they were fired at temperatures from 500 to 800°C, and the shape of their fractures implies that they were broken by thermal shock — in other words they were placed, while still wet, in the hottest part of the fire, and thus deliberately caused to explode. Rather than carefully made art objects, therefore, their lack of finish and the manner of their breakage suggest that they may have been used in some special...
Page 263 - Georgia O'Keeffe. Cow's Skull: Red, White and Blue, 1931. Oil on canvas. 39%
Page 316 - Biodiversity, Intrinsic Value and the Definition and valuation of Environmental Harm" in Michael Bowman and Alan Boyle, Environmental Damage ... op. cit., pp. 41-61. Article 2 of the 1972 Convention concerning the Protection of World Cultural and Natural Heritage defines "natural heritage...
Page 86 - Its popularity grew during the Spring and Autumn Period (770-475 BC) and the Warring States Period (475-221 BC), when palmists were held in high esteem for their ability to read character and future.
Page 57 - ... in moulds, the surface frequently decorated with arabesques, but the lower foundations were generally of rough stone. The Moche erected enormous temples, the most impressive of these being the great twin pyramids at Moche, not far from the present city of Trujillo; they are locally known to-day as the ' Huaca del Sol ' (Temple of the Sun) and the ' Huaca de la Luna ' (Temple of the Moon). Both consist of terraced platforms, and the larger, that of the Sun, is surmounted by a terraced pyramid,...
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