Greek Art

Greek Art - Greece & Rome. New Surveys in the Classics

2nd Edition

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Publisher's Synopsis

This survey, which centres mainly on Greek sculpture and vase-painting from 600 to 300 BC, examines research over the past twenty years. Organised chronologically in terms of media (free-standing sculpture, architectural sculpture, luxury items, ceramics), the chapters discuss polychromy, the ethics of collecting and the relationship between scenes of myth and everyday life. Attention is also paid to new approaches that question the concept of 'art' in Classical Greece (what is known as the 'paradigm shift') in which the purposes, contexts and effect of material culture are given greater prominence. To summarise recent research, the author adopts a balance between a broad treatment and detailed description. The text and images (fifty in number and largely in colour) will be particularly useful to students and teachers but will have a wider appeal.

Book information

ISBN: 9781107601505
Publisher: The Classical Association
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Pub date:
Edition: 2nd Edition
DEWEY: 730.0938
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 178
Weight: 290g
Height: 234mm
Width: 156mm
Spine width: 9mm