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Greek Art

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  • Date Published: January 2000
  • availability: Unavailable - out of print May 2014
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521779739

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  • Since antiquity, the period from 480 to 323 BC in Greece has been considered to be the high point, the classical era, of Hellenic culture. In the arts especially, the values and customs of ancient Greece received their most lucid expression. In this new overview, the political, social, and religious functions of Greek art are given fresh life, with chapters focusing on issues such as the relationship between visual and narrative history; the role of artistic style in the construction of meaning; and how personal and communal identity was carried by the imagery on intricately decorated pottery and jewelry, naturalistic wall-paintings, and public buildings across the Greek world. Using the Parthenon as a model, Mark Fullerton examines the principles of classical sculpture, architecture, and painting to explore all phases of Greek art from its birth around 900 BC to its incorporation into the art of the Roman Empire.

    • The book focuses on the central role of the Classical in defining Greek art overall
    • It is structured to present Greek art thematically, but themes are arranged in such a way as to give a chronological overview as well
    • It focuses also on the ways in which our understanding of Greek art has been 'constructed' by those who sought to revive, imitate, or even understand Classical Greece in later times
    • Clear, well-written text
    • Lavishly illustrated with many colour plates
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    Reviews & endorsements

    'There is much to admire about this compact and stimulating book.' Tom Stevenson, Scholia

    '… a very wide range of art is covered …'. Journal of Hellenic Studies

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    Product details

    • Date Published: January 2000
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521779739
    • length: 176 pages
    • dimensions: 236 x 166 x 18 mm
    • weight: 0.475kg
    • contains: 40 b/w illus. 80 colour illus.
    • availability: Unavailable - out of print May 2014
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction: concepts of the classical
    1. Art and the polis
    2. Greeks and others
    3. Myth, history, and narrative.

  • Instructors have used or reviewed this title for the following courses

    • Art of Classical Antiquity
    • Greek and Roman Art & Architecture
    • Honors Ancient Greece
  • Author

    Mark D. Fullerton, Ohio State University

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