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Looking at Greek Art

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  • Date Published: December 2010
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521125574

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  • Looking at Greek Art, by Mark D. Stansbury-O’Donnell, offers a practical guide to the methods for approaching, analyzing, and contextualizing an unfamiliar piece of Greek art. It demonstrates how objects are dated and assigned to an artist or region; how to interpret the subject matter and narrative; how to reconstruct the context for which an object was made, distributed, and used; and how we can explore broader cultural perspectives by looking at questions of identity, gender, and relationships to surrounding cultures. Each section focuses on different theoretical approaches, providing an overview of the theories, key terms, and required evidence. Case studies serve to demonstrate each process and some key issues to consider when using a given approach. This book explores a variety of media, including terracotta, metalwork, and jewelry, in addition to works found in major museum collections in the United States and Europe.

    • Covers a wide range of theoretical approaches used in the study of Greek art
    • Focuses on the procedures, terms and evidence needed for research and writing on Greek art
    • Includes case studies and brief demonstrations of each approach to serve as models
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    Reviews & endorsements

    'Stansbury-O'Donnell's book will give students of Greek art a good sense of the range of interpretive tools they have at their disposal; it will also, I suspect, help more experienced researchers to identify the weak points in their own mastery of method and theory.' Bryn Mawr Classical Review

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    Product details

    • Date Published: December 2010
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521125574
    • length: 268 pages
    • dimensions: 255 x 177 x 13 mm
    • weight: 0.55kg
    • contains: 82 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. The study and presentation of Greek art
    2. Description and visual analysis
    3. Meaning
    4. Context
    5. Identity.

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

    • Ancient Greek, Etruscan, and Roman Art
    • Art History: Prehistoric through Medieval
    • Arts of Ancient Greece
    • Greek Art and Architecture
    • Greek Civ/Mediterranean Contxt
    • Myth in Classical Art
    • The Classical Tradition
  • Author

    Mark D. Stansbury-O'Donnell, University of St Thomas, Minnesota
    Mark D. Stansbury-O'Donnell is a professor of art history at the University of St Thomas in St Paul, Minnesota. He is the author of Pictorial Narrative in Ancient Greek Art (Cambridge University Press, 1999) and Vase Painting, Gender, and the Social Identity of Archaic Athens (Cambridge University Press, 2006). He has published in the American Journal of Archaeology and has contributed to several other books on Greek art and vase painting.

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