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Creativity in the Bronze Age: understanding innovation in pottery, textile and metalwork production

Creativity in the Bronze Age: understanding innovation in pottery, textile and metalwork production
Creativity in the Bronze Age: understanding innovation in pottery, textile and metalwork production
Creativity has been an integral part of human history, yet most studies focus on the modern era, leaving unresolved questions about the formative role that creativity as played in the past. This book explores the fundamental nature of creativity in a critical period of human history, the European Bronze Age. Considering developments in crafts that we take for granted today, such as pottery, textiles, and metalwork, the volume compares and contrasts developments in various media, from the construction of the materials themselves, through the production process, to the design and effects deployed in finished objects. It explores how creativity is closely related to changes in material culture, how it directs responses to the new and unfamiliar, and how it has resulted in changes to familiar things and practices. Written by an international team of scholars, the case studies in this volume consider wider issues and provide detailed insights into creative solutions found in specific objects.
1017/9781108344357
Cambridge University Press
Bender Jørgensen, Lise
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Sofaer, Joanna
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Sørensen, Marie Louise Stig
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Bender Jørgensen, Lise
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Sofaer, Joanna
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Sørensen, Marie Louise Stig
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Bender Jørgensen, Lise, Sofaer, Joanna and Sørensen, Marie Louise Stig (2018) Creativity in the Bronze Age: understanding innovation in pottery, textile and metalwork production, Cambridge, GB. Cambridge University Press, 342pp. ,

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Creativity has been an integral part of human history, yet most studies focus on the modern era, leaving unresolved questions about the formative role that creativity as played in the past. This book explores the fundamental nature of creativity in a critical period of human history, the European Bronze Age. Considering developments in crafts that we take for granted today, such as pottery, textiles, and metalwork, the volume compares and contrasts developments in various media, from the construction of the materials themselves, through the production process, to the design and effects deployed in finished objects. It explores how creativity is closely related to changes in material culture, how it directs responses to the new and unfamiliar, and how it has resulted in changes to familiar things and practices. Written by an international team of scholars, the case studies in this volume consider wider issues and provide detailed insights into creative solutions found in specific objects.

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Accepted/In Press date: 2016
Published date: 18 January 2018
Organisations: Archaeology

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Local EPrints ID: 395303
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/395303
DOI: 1017/9781108344357
PURE UUID: 5632ee51-c1d4-438d-b9b5-0d1f744f0ad7

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Date deposited: 06 Jun 2016 13:21
Last modified: 14 Jun 2018 16:31

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Author: Lise Bender Jørgensen
Author: Joanna Sofaer
Author: Marie Louise Stig Sørensen

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