You are using an outdated browser. Please upgrade your browser to improve your experience and security.

Anatolian art and architecture: Additional Information

Additional Reading

General works on ancient Middle Eastern arts include Henri Frankfort, The Art and Architecture of the Ancient Orient (1954, reissued 1995), a full critical study by an eminent scholar, now somewhat outdated; H.A. Groenewegen-Frankfort, Arrest and Movement: An Essay on Space and Time in the Representational Art of the Ancient Near East (1951, reprinted 1987), a detailed study of aesthetic values and symbolic abstractions; and Seton Lloyd, The Art of the Ancient Near East (1961), a well-illustrated survey for the general reader.

Ekrem Akurgal, The Art of the Hittites (1962; originally published in German, 1961), is the best illustrated book on the subject of Anatolian arts. Other works of interest include Maurice Vieyra, Hittite Art, 2300–750 bc (1955); Maurits Nanning van Loon, Urartian Art (1966); and B.B. Piotrovskii, Urartu: The Kingdom of Van and Its Art (1967; originally published in Russian, 1962).

More About

Assorted References

    Article Contributors

    Primary Contributors

    Other Encyclopedia Britannica Contributors

    Article History

    Type Contributor Date
    Jun 01, 2018
    Jun 01, 2018
    Sep 19, 2011
    Aug 02, 2002
    Mar 09, 2001
    Jul 26, 1999
    View Changes:
    Article History
    Grab a copy of our NEW encyclopedia for Kids!
    Learn More!