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2001 Forces, Scott Yarbrough May 2001

2001 Forces, Scott Yarbrough

Forces

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Trends. The Idolatry Of Ignorance And Iconoclasm: Notes On The Taliban, Editor Mar 2001

Trends. The Idolatry Of Ignorance And Iconoclasm: Notes On The Taliban, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

The New York Times has reported that at least some Taliban authorities have directed that all statues in Afghanistan--including those commonly viewed as priceless exemplars of cultural (largely Buddhist) heritage and as treasures--be destroyed. The Taliban's rationale--that these statues have been used as idols and deities by non-Islamic believers and may be turned into idols in the future--is largely discussed in the context of leading to a global cultural catastrophe, as an unacceptable decision, as gratuitous vandalism, as exemplifying a rigid ignorance deserving unique contempt and disgust.


Rethinking The Romans: New Views Of Ancient Sculpture, Georgina E. Borromeo Jan 2001

Rethinking The Romans: New Views Of Ancient Sculpture, Georgina E. Borromeo

Journals

Exhibition Notes, Number 13, 2001. This gallery guide has been created to accompany the exhibition Rethinking the Romans: New Views of Ancient Sculpture at the Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design (RISD). The installation presents RISD’s exceptional Roman sculpture collection in light of new scholarship, which stresses meaning, use, and context within Roman culture. Includes six short essays.