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Art 416: History of Ancient Near Eastern Art


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Interlibrary Loan

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Brainstorming keywords

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  • Artists such as Ed Ruscha or Michelangelo
  • Styles and movements such as Art Deco or the Arts and Crafts Movement
  • Works such as Urban Light or the Sistine Chapel
  • Subject matter such as still life or landscape

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  • Watts Towers OR Towers of Simon Rodia

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  • "Arts and Crafts Movement"
  • "A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte"

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