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Classical Greece and the Birth of Western Art

Classical Greece and the Birth of Western Art

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  • Date Published: October 2008
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  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521618359

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  • What was the “Classical Revolution” in Greek art? What were its contexts, aims, achievements, and impact? This book introduces students to these questions and offers some answers to them. Andrew Stewart examines Greek architecture, painting, and sculpture of the fifth and fourth centuries BC in relation to the great political, social, cultural, and intellectual issues of the period. Intended for use in courses in classical civilization as well as Greek art and archaeology, his book draws on Greek lyric poetry, tragedy, comedy, historiography, oratory, and philosophy in order to illuminate the art of the period.

    • 173 color and black-and-white photographs, over half of them new and many unpublished
    • A special chapter on the city, the household, and the individual in classical Greek art
    • Includes timeline, biographical sketches, and other reference data
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    Reviews & endorsements

    "Stewart's volume is intended for a broad audience, but it is not a general handbook. This is a discussion of Greek history, the cultural and political elements that made up Greek society in the fifth and fourth centuries B.C., and their influences on the visual arts and literature. Since most books on ancient art provide a rather paltry amount of historical and cultural context, and books on ancient history usually give little room to the arts, this book will be a useful supplementary text to complement readings on specific topics in ancient Greek civilization, archaeology, and the history of art." --Pamela A. Webb, Bryn Mawr College, BMCR

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    Product details

    • Date Published: October 2008
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521618359
    • length: 376 pages
    • dimensions: 254 x 178 x 17 mm
    • weight: 0.79kg
    • availability: Temporarily unavailable - available from TBC
  • Table of Contents

    1. Archaic into classical: the Greek revolution
    2. The first generation
    3. The classical moment
    4. Interlude: city, household, and individual in classical Greece
    5. The great convulsion
    6. The fourth century: an age of the individual?
    7. The shadow of Macedon.

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

    • Ancient Greece and Rome
    • Ancient Greeece
    • Ancient Greek History
    • Ancient Greek States
    • Ancient History: Greece: The Greek World from Homer to Thucydides
    • Ancient Near East and Greece
    • Art and Craftsman in Ancient Greece
    • Art of Ancient Greece and Rome
    • ArtH Greek Art and Architecture
    • Arts of Ancient Greece and Rome
    • Classical Art
    • Classical Art & Archaeology
    • Classical Study Tour of Greece
    • Colloquium: European Cultural and Intellectual History
    • Fifth Century Athens
    • Graduate Seminar on European Topics
    • Greek Civ
    • Greek World
    • Greek and Roman Archaeology
    • Greek and Roman Art
    • Hellenistic Art
    • Introduction to Classical Archaeology
    • Solon to Socrates
    • The Ancient Greeks
    • The Greek Enlightenment
  • Author

    Andrew Stewart, University of California, Berkeley
    Andrew Stewart is Nicholas C. Petris Professor of Greek Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. A scholar of Greek art and archaeology, he has received fellowships from the Guggenheim and Getty Foundations and the ACLS and is a member of the American School of Classical Studies in Athens and the Deutsches Archäologisches Institut. He is the author of Art, Desire and the Body in Ancient Greece and most recently, Attalos Athens and the Akropolis: The Pergamene 'Little Barbarians' and their Roman and Renaissance Legacy.

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