Anatolian art and architecture: Additional Information
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and Architecture of the Ancient Orient (1954, reissued 1995), a full critical study by an eminent scholar, now somewhat outdated; H.A. Groenewegen-Frankfort, Arrest and Movement: An Essay on Space and Time in the Representational Art of the Ancient Near East (1951, reprinted 1987), a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).
Seton H.F. Lloyd
Professor of Western Asiatic Archaeology, University of London, 1962–69. Author of Early Highland Peoples of Anatolia; Ancient Turkey.
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