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The Resource Breaking the surface : an art/archaeology of prehistoric architecture, Doug Bailey

Breaking the surface : an art/archaeology of prehistoric architecture, Doug Bailey

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Breaking the surface : an art/archaeology of prehistoric architecture
Title
Breaking the surface
Title remainder
an art/archaeology of prehistoric architecture
Statement of responsibility
Doug Bailey
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Breaking the Surface will be a disruption to traditional archaeological approaches to the prehistoric past. Having performed fieldwork on the early Neolithic pit-houses of southeastern Europe for over 20 years, the author aims to confront a major development in human history--digging, or the creation of holes. The book begins with a detailed examination of the extant remains of Neolithic pit-houses, the roofed dugout structures that are the earliest evidence for settled habitation in Europe. Rather than seek confirmation for what has already been theorized about their use (e.g., housing, storage, refuse), the author turns to the more specific actions of the people who dug these holes in the surface, and, more critically, to the consequences that those prehistoric actions had on those people's understanding of their place(s) in their ground worlds: how digging into the surface altered their perspectives of themselves and others, and of their world and of other worlds beyond the material and visible. The book turns to how scholars in other disciplines, such as philosophy and linguistic anthropology, have been asking similar questions about holes and the consequences of breaking and cutting. The resulting book offers comprehensive discussions of the philosophy of holes and perforations (particularly the paradox of a hole - does it exist, is it beyond materiality?), the linguistic anthropology of cut- and break-words (what diversity exists in the ways that extant communities talk and think about perforations and perforating), and the perceptual psychology of concavities (the case that holes attract our visual attentions)"--
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1963-
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Bailey, Douglass W.
Dewey number
392.3/60936
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GN799.B8
LC item number
B35 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Dwellings, Prehistoric
  • Architecture, Prehistoric
  • Art, Prehistoric
  • Neolithic period
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Archaeology
  • ART / General
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology / Physical
  • Archaeology
  • Architecture, Prehistoric
  • Art, Prehistoric
  • Dwellings, Prehistoric
  • Neolithic period
  • Archäologie
  • Architektur
  • Ausgrabung
  • Form
  • Funktion
  • Grubenhütte
  • Hausbau
  • Loch
  • Neolithikum
  • Postmoderne
  • Etton
  • Măgura Gorgana
  • Wilsford Shaft
Label
Breaking the surface : an art/archaeology of prehistoric architecture, Doug Bailey
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- Chapter 1. Cutting pit-houses: function, deposition, questions not asked -- Chapter 2. Cutting skin: Ron Athey's 4 Scenes (A.D. 1994) -- Chapter 3. Cutting holes: philosophy and psychology -- Inter-text -- Chapter 4. Cutting deep: Bronze Age (1490-1290 cal. B.C.) -- Chapter 5. Cutting buildings: Gordon Matta-Clark's Conical Intersect (A.D. 1975) -- Chapter 6. Cutting words: linguistic anthropology -- Inter-text -- Chapter 7. Cutting the ground: Neolithic Etton (3800 cal. B.C.) -- Chapter 8. Cutting space: Lucio Fontana's tagli and buchi (A.D. 1950s and 1960s) -- Chapter 9. Cutting absolute worlds: grounded frames of reference -- Inter-text -- Appendix: recutting Wilsford (A.D. 1960-1962)
Control code
1042080961
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 338 pages
Isbn
9780190611873
Lccn
2017053680
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1042080961
Label
Breaking the surface : an art/archaeology of prehistoric architecture, Doug Bailey
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- Chapter 1. Cutting pit-houses: function, deposition, questions not asked -- Chapter 2. Cutting skin: Ron Athey's 4 Scenes (A.D. 1994) -- Chapter 3. Cutting holes: philosophy and psychology -- Inter-text -- Chapter 4. Cutting deep: Bronze Age (1490-1290 cal. B.C.) -- Chapter 5. Cutting buildings: Gordon Matta-Clark's Conical Intersect (A.D. 1975) -- Chapter 6. Cutting words: linguistic anthropology -- Inter-text -- Chapter 7. Cutting the ground: Neolithic Etton (3800 cal. B.C.) -- Chapter 8. Cutting space: Lucio Fontana's tagli and buchi (A.D. 1950s and 1960s) -- Chapter 9. Cutting absolute worlds: grounded frames of reference -- Inter-text -- Appendix: recutting Wilsford (A.D. 1960-1962)
Control code
1042080961
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 338 pages
Isbn
9780190611873
Lccn
2017053680
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1042080961

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