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Susan Woodford illuminates the great achievements of classical art and architecture and conveys a sense of the excitement that inspired the creative artists of the ancient world. Examining all aspects of Greek and Roman visual arts, this revised edition includes a new chapter on Roman architecture, as well as new illustrations, and an updated bibliography and glossary. First Edition Hb (1982): 0-521-23222-8 First Edition Pb (1982): 0-521-29873-3Read more
- The sculpture, painting, and architecture of both Greece and Rome are lucidly explained
- All the works discussed are illustrated
- The book combines brevity with clarity
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"The brevity of treatment is more than compensated for by the author's stimulating presentation." Mark Morford, The Classical Outlook
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- Edition: 2nd Edition
- Date Published: December 2004
- format: Paperback
- isbn: 9780521540377
- length: 186 pages
- dimensions: 237 x 169 x 10 mm
- weight: 0.386kg
- contains: 124 b/w illus. 22 colour illus. 3 maps
- availability: Unavailable - out of print
Table of Contents
Part I. The Archaic and Classical Periods: Progress and Problems:
1. Free-standing statues
2. Greek temples and their decoration
3. Painting and painted pottery
Part II. The 4th Century BC and the Hellenistic Period: Innovation and Renovation:
6. Architecture and planning
Part III. The Roman World: Adoption and Transformation of the Greek Legacy:
7. Roman statues
8. Roman painting
9. Roman architecture: adoption and evolution
10. World rulers
Appendix: How we know what we think we know.
Instructors have used or reviewed this title for the following courses
- Ancient Art & Architecture
- Art of the Ancient World
- Classical Culture
- Introduction to Humanities I
- Special Studies in Art History
- The Museum
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