Idols: The Power of Images

An Image of the Power of Idols

Idols: The Power of Images

Annie Caubet

Skira Editore

Idol: from the Greek ‘eidolon’ (image) Take a voyage through history and around the world to discover how artists who lived and worked between 4000BC and 2000BC created three-dimensional images of the human body. From the first ambiguous images of the Neolithic era, which to this day have no definitive interpretation, to their evolution into the Bronze Age, the origins of figurations of the human body are explored by experts in the field through texts and illustrations. The scope of the book covers a vast geographic area extending from the Iberian peninsula to the Indus valley, from the shores of the Atlantic to the Far East, highlighting surprising common traits present in many groups and regions.