The Art and Archaeology of Ancient Greece

The Art and Archaeology of Ancient Greece

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Synopsis

This richly illustrated, four-colour textbook introduces the art and archaeology of ancient Greece, from the Bronze Age through to the Roman conquest. Suitable for students with no prior knowledge of ancient art, this textbook reviews the main objects and monuments of the ancient Greek world, emphasizing the context and function of these artefacts in their particular place and time. Students are led to a rich understanding of how objects were meant to be perceived, what 'messages' they transmitted and how the surrounding environment shaped their meaning. The book contains nearly five hundred illustrations (with over four hundred in colour), including specially commissioned photographs, maps, floorplans and reconstructions. Judith M. Barringer examines a variety of media, including marble and bronze sculpture, public and domestic architecture, painted vases, coins, mosaics, terracotta figurines, reliefs, jewellery and wall paintings. Numerous text boxes, chapter summaries and timelines, complemented by a detailed glossary, support student learning.

Book information

ISBN: 9780521171809
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Pub date:
DEWEY: 938
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 400
Weight: 1634g
Height: 280mm
Width: 214mm
Spine width: 22mm