Greek Art and Archaeology

Greek Art and Archaeology
Author: John Griffiths Pedley
Pages: 400
ISBN: IND:30000127500092
Available:
Release: 2012
Editor: Pearson College Division
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Now in its fifth edition, Greek Art and Archaeology charts the achievements of Greek art and civilization over 3000 years, from the abstract figures of the Cycladic islands and the mighty palaces of Crete to the baroque sculptures and complex architecture of the Hellenistic kingdoms. This new edition introduces a wealth of new material including discussion and illustration of new findings at early Bronze Age sites in Crete and the Cycladic Islands, the fourteenth century bc Uluburun shipwreck, the evolution of coinage in the Greek city states, the purpose and function of temples and the kouros figure in Archaic Greece, new ideas on interpreting the frieze of the Parthenon, and expanded coverage of the wealth and culture of Macedon. In addition, there are over 50 new color images of key works in the history of Greek art, including the Hera of Samos, the Motya charioteer, the Parthenon frieze, and newly commissioned photography of one of the masterpieces of later Greek art, the Alexander Sarcophagus. Written in a clear style, the book neatly balances lucid description with insightful interpretation and discussion. Intended for students and art enthusiasts of any age, it provides the most accessible and authoritative introduction to Greek art and archaeology available today.

Greek Art and Archaeology

Greek Art and Archaeology
Author: John Griffiths Pedley
Pages: 400
ISBN: UOM:39015055112380
Available:
Release: 2002
Editor: Pearson College Division
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Extensively illustrated and clearly written, this book examines the major categories of Greek architecture, sculpture, vasepainting, wallpainting, and metalwork in a historical, social, and archaeological context. It blends factual information with stimulating interpretation and juxtaposes long-standing notions with the latest archaeological discoveries and hypotheses. Focusing on form, function, and history of style, the book explores art and artifacts chronologically from the Early Bronze through the Hellenistic eras (ca. 3000 to ca. 30 BC)--and by medium. For individuals who appreciate--and want to better understand--the art and history of Greece.

The Art and Archaeology of Ancient Greece

The Art and Archaeology of Ancient Greece
Author: Judith M. Barringer
Pages: 445
ISBN: 0521171806
Available:
Release: 2015-02-09
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

The Art and Archeology of Ancient Greece is an introductory-level textbook for students with little or no background in ancient art. Arranged chronologically in broad swathes of time, from the Bronze and Iron Ages through the Geometric, Archaic, Classical, and Hellenistic periods, and concluding with the Roman conquest of the Greek world, the textbook focuses on Greek art but also incorporates Near Eastern, Etruscan, and Roman objects. Judith M. Barringer examines a variety of media, analyzing marble and bronze sculpture, public architecture, and vase painting, as well as coins, domestic architecture, mosaics, terracotta figurines and reliefs, jewelry, and wall painting. This book adopts an approach that considers objects and monuments within their cultural contexts. * More than 500 illustrations, with over 400 in color and 13 maps, including specially commissioned photographs, maps, plans, and reconstructions * Includes text boxes, chapter summaries and timelines, and detailed glossary * Looks at Greek art from perspectives of both art history and archaeology, giving students an understanding of the historical and everyday context of art objects

Greek Art and Archaeology C 1200 30 BC

Greek Art and Archaeology C  1200 30 BC
Author: Dimitris Plantzos
Pages: 304
ISBN: 1937040577
Available:
Release: 2016-06-01
Editor: Unknown
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

This lavishly illustrated volume presents a systematic survey of Greek art and archaeology from the collapse of Mycenaean civilization to the dissolution of the Ptolemaic realm. The book begins with an introductory chapter covering the basic principles of archaeological research as well as a concise survey of the developments that led to the establishment of classical archaeology as an academic discipline. Four chapters follow, covering developments in Greek art and archaeology in the Early Iron Age, the Archaic, Classical, and Hellenistic periods respectively. Through concise, systematic coverage of the main categories of classical monuments, the reader is taken on a tour of ancient Greece through the most important period in its history, the first millennium BC. Architecture and city planning, sculpture, painting, pottery, metallurgy, jewelry, and numismatics are some of the areas covered. The book caters primarily to the nonspecialist looking for the essential in ancient Greece. The text is divided into accessible, user-friendly sections including case studies, terminology, charts, maps, a timeline, and full index. Designed as an academic textbook, the volume will interest anyone seeking an inclusive and detailed survey of the most important material remains of ancient Greek civilization. Originally published in Greek by Kapon Edtions (Athens 2011), Greek Art and Archaeology is now expanded with additional material and illustrations specially provided for this edition, and in a translation by Nicola Wardle.

Greek Art and Archaeology

Greek Art and Archaeology
Author: Richard T. Neer
Pages: 400
ISBN: 0500288771
Available:
Release: 2012
Editor: Unknown
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

A richly illustrated, authoritative, and accessible new survey that combines a clear chronological narrative with a fresh and up-to-date account of Greek art and archaeology.

Greek Art and Archaeology

Greek Art and Archaeology
Author: John Griffiths Pedley
Pages: 384
ISBN: UOM:39015045696948
Available:
Release: 1998
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

For freshman/sophomore-level courses in (Introduction to) Greek Art, Greek Archaeology, Greek Civilization, found in both Art History and Classics Departments. Extensively illustrated and clearly written to be accessible to introductory-level students, this text examines the major categories of Greek architecture, sculpture, vasepainting, wallpainting, and metalwork in an historical, social, and archaeological context. Focusing on form, function, and history of style, it explores art and artifacts chronologically from the Early Bronze through the Hellenistic eras (ca. 3000 to ca. 30 BC) and by medium. Throughout, it blends factual information with stimulating interpretation and juxtaposes long-standing notions with the latest archaeological discoveries and hypotheses.

Art and Archaeology of the Greek World

Art and Archaeology of the Greek World
Author: Richard T. Neer
Pages: 408
ISBN: 0500052085
Available:
Release: 2018-11-28
Editor: Thames & Hudson
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Celebrated for its abundant illustrations and accessible voice, Art & Archaeology of the Greek World arrives in its second edition with more coverage of the earliest Bronze Age and latest Hellenistic periods, and increased archaeological context; the picture of ancient Greek art is expanded to help readers better understand how the subject connects to, and reflects, the historical developments of the time. Richard Neer's clear chronological narrative takes readers through the artistic developments in Greek culture from the Minoans to the Roman conquest. We learn about how art was made and used, and how it can offer a window into the changing social and cultural world of ancient Greece. Still the most visually led book on the subject, the text is supported with highquality photographs, reconstructions, maps and plans that help build a vibrant picture of the ancient world. Each chapter begins with a chronology and map, situating the reader in time and place as we follow the development of an ancient visual culture that still influences us today.

The Archaeology of Ancient Greece

The Archaeology of Ancient Greece
Author: James Whitley,Professor of Mediterranean Archaeology James Whitley
Pages: 484
ISBN: 0521627338
Available:
Release: 2001-10-04
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A synthesis of research on the material culture of Greece in the Archaic and Classical periods.

Greek Art and Archaeology

Greek Art and Archaeology
Author: John G. Pedley
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9780205892723
Available:
Release: 2011-11-21
Editor: Pearson Higher Ed
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. Greek Art and Architecture explores the development of Greek art across three centuries. This extensively illustrated and clearly written text is accessible to introductory-level students. The major categories of Greek Art and architecture- including sculpture, vase painting, wall painting, and metal work in a historical, social, and archaeological context, are explored.

Greek Art and Archaeology

Greek Art and Archaeology
Author: John Griffiths Pedley
Pages: 400
ISBN: 0132380625
Available:
Release: 2007
Editor: Prentice Hall Press
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

In [this book, the author] explores the development of Greek art and civilization across three millennia, from the enigmatically beautiful Cycladic figurines and Cretan jugs of the Bronze Age to the baroque sculptures, mosaics, and buildings of the Hellenistic period. [The book] includes material on the latest archaeological discoveries, among which are the recently unearthed seven-century B.C. Statue of a "kore" found on the island of Thera and a marble sarcophagus decorated with scenes showing the sacrifice of Polyxena. The book also provides expanded coverage of the art of Macedon, while new issue-based box features serve to bring Greek culture ... to life for the contemporary reader.-Back cover.

Greek Art and Aesthetics in the Fourth Century B C

Greek Art and Aesthetics in the Fourth Century B C
Author: William A. P. Childs
Pages: 592
ISBN: 9781400890514
Available:
Release: 2018-04-10
Editor: Princeton University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Greek Art and Aesthetics in the Fourth Century B.C. analyzes the broad character of art produced during this period, providing in-depth analysis of and commentary on many of its most notable examples of sculpture and painting. Taking into consideration developments in style and subject matter, and elucidating political, religious, and intellectual context, William A. P. Childs argues that Greek art in this era was a natural outgrowth of the high classical period and focused on developing the rudiments of individual expression that became the hallmark of the classical in the fifth century. As Childs shows, in many respects the art of this period corresponds with the philosophical inquiry by Plato and his contemporaries into the nature of art and speaks to the contemporaneous sense of insecurity and renewed religious devotion. Delving into formal and iconographic developments in sculpture and painting, Childs examines how the sensitive, expressive quality of these works seamlessly links the classical and Hellenistic periods, with no appreciable rupture in the continuous exploration of the human condition. Another overarching theme concerns the nature of “style as a concept of expression,” an issue that becomes more important given the increasingly multiple styles and functions of fourth-century Greek art. Childs also shows how the color and form of works suggested the unseen and revealed the profound character of individuals and the physical world.

Greek Art and Archaeology

Greek Art and Archaeology
Author: Richard T. Neer
Pages: 329
ISBN: 0500052093
Available:
Release: 2018-12
Editor: Unknown
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Visually stunning, now with wider context

The Oxford Handbook of Greek and Roman Art and Architecture

The Oxford Handbook of Greek and Roman Art and Architecture
Author: Clemente Marconi
Pages: 710
ISBN: 9780199783304
Available:
Release: 2015
Editor: Oxford Handbooks
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This handbook explores key aspects of art and architecture in ancient Greece and Rome. Drawing on the perspectives of scholars of various generations, nationalities, and backgrounds, it discusses Greek and Roman ideas about art and architecture, as expressed in both texts and images, along with the production of art and architecture in the Greek and Roman world.

Greek and Roman Art and Archaeology and Their Influence

Greek and Roman Art and Archaeology and Their Influence
Author: David Soren
Pages: 294
ISBN: 152492105X
Available:
Release: 2017
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Theoretical Approaches to the Archaeology of Ancient Greece

Theoretical Approaches to the Archaeology of Ancient Greece
Author: Lisa Nevett
Pages: 325
ISBN: 9780472130238
Available:
Release: 2017-03-06
Editor: University of Michigan Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Employs a new theoretical approach toward ancient Greek material culture

Komast Dancers in Archaic Greek Art

Komast Dancers in Archaic Greek Art
Author: Tyler Jo Smith
Pages: 392
ISBN: STANFORD:36105215493144
Available:
Release: 2010-05-27
Editor: OUP Oxford
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A fully illustrated study of the iconography of komast dancers ('revellers') in Archaic Greece. These figures appear in black-figure vase-painting and in other artistic media, and have long been associated with the worship of Dionysos, god of wine and drama, and the origins of Greek theatre.

Greek Art in Context

Greek Art in Context
Author: Diana Rodriguez Perez
Pages: 306
ISBN: 1472457455
Available:
Release: 2017
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This volume gathers together selected contributions which were originally presented at the conference �Greek Art in Context� at the University of Edinburgh in 2014. Its aim is to introduce the reader to the broad and multifaceted notion of context in relation to Greek art and, more specifically, to its relevance for the study of Greek sculpture and pottery from the Archaic to the Late Classical periods. What do we mean by �context�? In which ways and under what circumstances does context become relevant for the interpretation of Greek material culture? Which contexts should we look at � viewing context, political, social and religious discourse, artistic tradition . . .' What happens when there is no context? These are some of the questions that this volume aims to answer. The chapters included cover current approaches to the study of Greek sculpture and pottery in which the notion of �context� plays a prominent role, offering new ways of looking at familiar issues. It gathers leading scholars and early career researchers from different backgrounds and research traditions with the aim of presenting new insights into archaeological and art historical research. Their chapters contribute to showcase the vitality of the discipline and will serve to stimulate new directions for the study of Greek art.

Archaeology of Greece and Rome

Archaeology of Greece and Rome
Author: John Bintliff
Pages: 472
ISBN: 9781474417112
Available:
Release: 2016-09-28
Editor: Edinburgh University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Over his long and illustrious career as Lecturer, Reader and Professor in Edinburgh University (1961-1976), Lawrence Professor of Classical Archaeology at Cambridge (1976-2001) and currently Fellow of the McDonald Institute of Archaeology at Cambridge, Anthony Snodgrass has influenced and been associated with a long series of eminent classical archaeologists, historians and linguists. In acknowledgement of his immense academic achievement, this collection of essays by a range of international scholars reflects his wide-ranging research interests: Greek prehistory, the Greek Iron Age and Archaic era, Greek texts and Archaeology, Classical Art History, societies on the fringes of the Greek and Roman world, and Regional Field Survey. Not only do they celebrate his achievements but they also represent new avenues of research which will have a broad appeal.

The Art of Painting in Ancient Greece

The Art of Painting in Ancient Greece
Author: Dimitris Plantzos
Pages: 360
ISBN: 1948488051
Available:
Release: 2018-05-15
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This new and richly illustrated overview of Greek painting combines a fresh scholarly approach to visual arts with the most complete survey to date of the painted monuments of classical antiquity. The Art of Painting in Ancient Greece covers a wide chronological and geographical span, from the Bronze Age murals of Knossos, Santorini and Mycenae to the opulent villas of the Roman Empire, from Anatolia and Egypt in the East to Campania and Etruria in the West. Surveying the techniques, materials, and works produced, as well as ancient literary accounts, the book engages in five main lines of inquiry: Why did the Greeks cover the walls of their sanctuaries, agoras, palaces, homes, and even their tombs with painted images? What topics, real or imaginary, did they choose to depict? How were those images created? What were the techniques employed and the materials used? Who painted those images? And how does the spectacular phenomenon of Greek monumental painting compare with other branches of Greek art, from mosaics and vase painting to sculpture?

Ancient Cities

Ancient Cities
Author: Charles Gates
Pages: 464
ISBN: 9781134676620
Available:
Release: 2013-04-15
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Well illustrated with nearly 300 line drawings, maps and photographs, Ancient Cities surveys the cities of the ancient Near East, Egypt, and the Greek and Roman worlds from an archaeological perspective, and in their cultural and historical contexts. Covering a huge area geographically and chronologically, it brings to life the physical world of ancient city dwellers by concentrating on evidence recovered by archaeological excavations from the Mediterranean basin and south-west Asia Examining both pre-Classical and Classical periods, this is an excellent introductory textbook for students of classical studies and archaeology alike.