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An introduction to Greek art : sculpture and vase painting in the archaic and classical periods / Susan Woodford

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An introduction to Greek art : sculpture and vase painting in the archaic and classical periods / Susan Woodford
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Edition
2nd ed..
Editeur
London : Bloomsbury
Date
2015
Collation
xvi, 206 pages : illustrations (some color), color map ; 25 cm
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Contient
Beginnings -- Attic Black-Figure Vase Painting -- Archaic Architectural Sculpture -- Archaic Free-standing Statues and Grave Stelai -- Early Red-Figure Vase Painting -- Early Classical Sculpture -- Early Classical Architectural Sculpture: the Temple of Zeus at Olympia -- Early Classical Painting and Vase Painting -- High Classical Architectural Sculpture: the Parthenon -- High Classical Sculpture and Vase Painting -- Art in the Last Quarter of the 5th century BC -- Sculpture in the 4th century BC: The Opening of New Horizons -- Art in Greek Society
Description
"The four centuries between the composition of the Homeric epics and the conquests of Alexander the Great witnessed an immensely creative period in Greek art, one full of experimentation and innovation. But time has taken its toll ; damaged statues have lost their colour and wall paintings have been totally destroyed. And yet sympathetic study of surviving sculpture and of drawing on vases can give extraordinary insight into and appreciation of these once brilliant works This book, designed originally for students, introduces the reader to Greek sculpture and vase painting in the critical period from the eighth to the fourth centuries BC. The works discussed are generously illustrated and lucidly analysed to give a vivid picture of the splendor of Greek art. The up-dated second edition includes a new chapter examining art in Greek society, a timeline to help relate artistic development to historical events, an explanation of how dates BC are arrived at, a brief overview of Greek temple plans and a further reading list of recent books. This clear, approachable and rigorous introduction makes the beauty of Greek art more readily accessible and comprehensible, balancing description with interpretation and illustration, and is an invaluable tool to help develop insight, appreciation and comprehension"
Note
Includes bibliographical references (page 199) and index
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1472523644 (paperback) (ISBN)
9781472523648 (paperback) (ISBN)
http://catalogue.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/cb44393960g (URN)
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R008134173
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