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Ancient Greek sculpture seems to have a timeless quality – provoking reactions that may range from awe to alienation. Yet it was a particular product of its age: and to know how and why it was once created is to embark upon an understanding of its 'Classic' status. In this richly-illustrated and carefully-written survey, encompassing works from c. 700 BC to the end of antiquity, Nigel Spivey expounds not only the social function of Greek sculpture but also its aesthetic and technical achievement. Fresh approaches are reconciled with traditional modes of study as the connoisseurship of this art is sympathetically unravelled, while source material and historical narratives are woven into detailed explanations, putting the art into its proper context. Greek Sculpture is the ideal textbook for students of classics, classical civilization, art history and archaeology – and an accessible account for all interested readers.Read more
- Source material is woven into explanations and historical narratives are summarised to help put the art in context
- The scholarship of former scholars of Greek sculpture is explored, so that new approaches are reconciled with traditional modes of study
- Takes the story from c.750 BC to modern times to present a view of 'Classical' art which encompasses both ancient and modern
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- Date Published: April 2013
- format: Adobe eBook Reader
- isbn: 9781107069176
- contains: 176 b/w illus. 8 colour illus.
- availability: This ISBN is for an eBook version which is distributed on our behalf by a third party.
Table of Contents
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1. Introduction: the study of Greek sculpture
2. 'The Greek revolution'
3. Daedalus and the wings of Technê
4. Anathêmata: gifts for the Gods
5. Heroes apparent
6. Temple stories
7. In search of Pheidias
8. Revealing Aphrodite
9. Royal patronage
10. Portraits and personifications
11. Graecia Capta
Instructors have used or reviewed this title for the following courses
- Approaches to the Study of Greek and Roman Sculpture
- Art History and Ancient Art
- Art and Architecture of Ancient Greece
- Art history
- Art in the Ancient Mediterranean
- Art of Greece & Rome
- Greek and Roman Monuments
- Western Humanities I
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