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The Art of Vase-Painting in Classical Athens

The Art of Vase-Painting in Classical Athens


  • Date Published: March 1994
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521338813

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  • In his new book, Professor Martin Robertson - author of A History of Greek Art (CUP 1975) and A Shorter History of Greek Art (CUP 1981) - draws together the results of a lifetime's study of Greek vase-painting, tracing the history of figure-drawing on Athenian pottery from the invention of the 'red-figure' technique in the later archaic period to the abandonment of figured vase-decoration two hundred years later. The book covers red-figure and also work produced over the same period in the same workshops in black-figure and other techniques, especially that of drawing in outline on a white ground. The book is intended as a companion volume to Sir John Beazley's The Development of Attic Black-figure (originally published in 1951 by California University Press), and as an examination and defence of Beazley's methods and achievements. This book is a major contribution to the history of Greek vase-painting and anyone seriously interested in the subject - whether scholar, student, curator, collector or amateur - will find it essential reading.

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    Product details

    • Date Published: March 1994
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521338813
    • length: 364 pages
    • dimensions: 279 x 210 x 20 mm
    • weight: 0.82kg
    • contains: 300 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. The beginning of red-figure
    2. A time of ferment: the red-figure Pioneers and their contemporaries
    3. After the Pioneers: red-figure mastery
    the beginnings of white-ground
    4. Archaic into classical
    5. Early classical
    6. High classical
    7. Developments from the high classical
    8. The later fifth century
    developments into the fourth
    9. The fourth century
    Bibliography and abbreviations
    List of illustrations

  • Author

    Martin Robertson

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