List of Illustrations.
Notes on Contributors.
Introduction: The Image in Question: Stephanie Moser (University of Southampton) and Sam Smiles (University of Plymouth).
1 Romancing the Human: The Ideology of Envisioned Human Origins: Paul Privateer (Arizona State University).
2 “We Grew Up and Moved On”: Visitors to British Museums Consider Their “Cradle of Mankind”: Monique Scott (Yale University).
3 The American Time Machine: Indians and the Visualization of Ancient Europe: Stephanie Pratt (University of Plymouth).
4 “To Make the Dry Bones Live”: Amédée Forestier’s Glastonbury Lake Village: James E. Phillips (University of Southampton).
5 Unlearning the Images of Archaeology: Dana Arnold (University of Southampton).
6 Illustrating Ancient Rome, or the Ichnographia as Uchronia and other time warps in Piranesi’s Il Campo Marzio: Susan M. Dixon (University of Tulsa).
7 Thomas Guest and Paul Nash in Wiltshire: two episodes in the artistic approach to British antiquity: Sam Smiles (University of Plymouth).
8 A Different Way of Seeing? Toward a Visual Analysis of Archaeological Folklore: Darren Glazier (University of Southampton).
9 Photography and Archaeology: The Image as Object: Fred Bohrer (Hood College).
10 Wearing Juninho’s Shirt: Record and Negotiation in Excavation Photographs: Jonathan Bateman (University of Sheffield).
11 Video Killed Interpretative VR: Computer Visualisations on the TV Screen: Graeme P. Earl (University of Southampton).
12 The Real, the Virtually Real and the Hyperreal: The Role of VR in Archaeology: Mark Gillings (University of Leicester).
“Envisioning the Past dissects a range of visual reconstructions of antiquity to expose conventions so widely accepted that their distorting effect has become all but invisible. The reader undergoes a process of re-sensitization that is eye-opening in the most literal sense.” Arthur MacGregor, Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford
- Provides new perspectives on the construction of knowledge concerning the antiquity of man
- Covers a wide variety of time periods and topics, from the Renaissance and the 18th century to the engravings, photography, and virtual realities of today
- Features original studies by an expert group of archaeologists, art historians, and anthropologists
- Questions what we can learn from considering the use of images in the past and present that might guide our responsible use of them in the future
- Available within the prestigious New Interventions in Art History series, published in connection with the Association of Art Historians.