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: en

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 C 1200 30 BC

Greek Art and Archaeology  C  1200 30 BC
Author: Dimitris Plantzos
Pages: 304
ISBN: 6185209004
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Release: 2016-04-01
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Surveys Greek archeology from the collapse of the Mycenaean palaces to the subordination of the last Hellenistic kingdoms to Rome. Its aim is to study Greek art through the material record, and against its cultural and social backdrop. 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. Divided into accessible, user-friendly sections including case studies, terminology, charts, maps, a timeline, and full index, the book is designed primarily for art and archeology students as well as for anyone interested in Greek art and culture.

Greek Art and Archaeology

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

Explanation of the Book:

Visually stunning, now with wider context

Greek Art and Archaeology

Greek Art and Archaeology
Author: John Griffiths Pedley
Pages: 400
ISBN: UOM:39015055112380
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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.

Greek Art and Archaeology

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

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.

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: en

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

Greek Art and Archaeology
Author: John Griffiths Pedley
Pages: 384
ISBN: UCSD:31822025560558
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Release: 1998
Editor: Prentice Hall
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

John Griffiths Pedley's Greek Art and Archaeology quickly established itself as the most authoritative and comprehensive general survey of Greek art when it was first published in 1993. It ranges over 3,000 years of civilization in the Aegean and Greek worlds, from the earliest evidence of Bronze Age cultures in the third millennium B.C. to the very end of the Hellenistic period in Rome.This Second Edition significantly expands the discussion of Hellenistic art and architecture. Many important archaeological discoveries of the last six years -- on the Greek mainland, at Troy, and at sites of Greek colonization -- which have altered old interpretations of what happened at the dawn of Western civilization, are incorporated. Throughout, the text is extensively illustrated with outstanding color and black-and-white photographs. Virtually every object mentioned is represented with an illustration and in many cases a plan or diagram.

Greek Art and Archaeology

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

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.

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: en

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
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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 Fifth World of Art

Greek Art  Fifth   World of Art
Author: John Boardman
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780500773512
Available:
Release: 2016-08-30
Editor: Thames & Hudson
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

“One of the very best short histories of Greek Art.” — The Financial Times John Boardman, one of the best known and acknowledged scholars of the classical Greek world, has updated his definitive survey of its arts, the most influential and widely known historic artistic tradition of the Old World. In the twenty years since the last edition was released, valuable evidence has come to light which has dramatically enhanced our understanding of the arts of ancient Greece and their influence. It is now known that Greek artists completed their stone sculptures with realistic color, as well as working with a wealth of other materials. This proves that the romantic notion of an age of classic, pure white marble is a Renaissance construction which has persisted to the present day. The work of individual artists, as well as schools of artists, can be identified, creating a clearer picture than ever before of how art and artistic traditions traveled throughout the Greek world and beyond it. Boardman encourages the reader to consider the masterpieces that have been preserved in their original context. He weaves into his discussion of the arts insights into the society that produced them. Illustrated in full color throughout for the first time, this fifth edition demonstrates yet more vividly the artistic aims and achievements of ancient Greece.

Greek Art and Archaeology

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

Explanation of the Book:

Spanning three thousand years, the text and illustrations of 'Greek Art and Archaeology' follow developments in architecture, sculpture, vase painting, and wall painting as they evolve from their earliest appearances in Bronze Age and Aegean cultures to their elaborated and expressive forms in the Hellenistic age, just before the birth of Christ. This second edition integrates all the latest major archaeological discoveries, including the wreckage of a Greek trading vessel raised from the sea near Uluburun, Turkey. And its coverage of Hellenistic art is significantly expanded over that of the first edition.

Religion in the Art of Archaic and Classical Greece

Religion in the Art of Archaic and Classical Greece
Author: Tyler Jo Smith
Pages: 476
ISBN: 9780812252811
Available:
Release: 2021-06-18
Editor: University of Pennsylvania Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Art and religion are both well-attested and much-studied aspects of ancient Greek life, yet their relationship is not perfectly understood. Religion in the Art of Archaic and Classical Greece presents an important rethinking of these two categories. The book examines not only how and where religious activity is presented visually at particular moments and in certain forms, but also what objects and images can tell us about the experiences and impressions of Greek religion. Through an exploration of portable or relatively small-scale art forms--vases, figurines, gems, plaques--Tyler Jo Smith focuses on the visual and material evidence for religious life and customs in Archaic and Classical Greece (sixth to fourth centuries BC). The book introduces its readers to categories of religious practice (e.g., sacrifices, votive offerings, funerals), to the pertinent artistic evidence for them, and to a range of scholarly approaches. Smith combines the study of iconography and the examination of material objects with theoretical perspectives on ritual and performance. When given visual form, religion holds much in common with other ancient Greek modes of artistic expression, including dance and drama. Religion is viewed here as a dynamic performative act, as an expression of connectivity, and as a mechanism of communication. While the complexities of Greek religion cannot be discerned through the visual or material record alone, Religion in the Art of Archaic and Classical Greece frames a more nuanced reading of the artistic evidence than has been previously available. Richly illustrated with 245 halftones and seventeen color plates of mostly small-scale objects, the book is much more than a gathering of images and information in a single place. Taken as a whole, it argues for a visual and material tradition that is intended to express the ritualized practices and shared attitudes of religious life, a story that large public works alone are simply never going to tell.

A Companion to Greek Art

A Companion to Greek Art
Author: Tyler Jo Smith,Dimitris Plantzos
Pages: 880
ISBN: 9781119266815
Available:
Release: 2018-06-18
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A comprehensive, authoritative account of the development Greek Art through the 1st millennium BC. An invaluable resource for scholars dealing with the art, material culture and history of the post-classical world Includes voices from such diverse fields as art history, classical studies, and archaeology and offers a diversity of views to the topic Features an innovative group of chapters dealing with the reception of Greek art from the Middle Ages to the present Includes chapters on Chronology and Topography, as well as Workshops and Technology Includes four major sections: Forms, Times and Places; Contacts and Colonies; Images and Meanings; Greek Art: Ancient to Antique

Theoretical Approaches to the Archaeology of Ancient Greece

Theoretical Approaches to the Archaeology of Ancient Greece
Author: Lisa Nevett
Pages: 325
ISBN: 9780472130238
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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

Greek Art in Context

Greek Art in Context
Author: Diana Rodriguez Perez
Pages: 306
ISBN: 1472457455
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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.

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.

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
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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 Art in Motion Studies in honour of Sir John Boardman on the occasion of his 90th Birthday

Greek Art in Motion  Studies in honour of Sir John Boardman on the occasion of his 90th Birthday
Author: Rui Morais,Delfim Leão,Diana Rodríguez Pérez,Daniela Ferreira
Pages: 518
ISBN: 9781789690248
Available:
Release: 2019-03-11
Editor: Archaeopress Publishing Ltd
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Over 50 papers, first presented at the international congress ‘Greek Art in Motion’ (Lisbon, 2017) in honour of Sir John Boardman’s 90th Birthday, are collected here under the following headings: Sculpture, Architecture, Terracotta & Metal, Greek Pottery, Coins, Greek History & Archaeology, Greeks Overseas, Reception & Collecting, Art & Myth.

A Companion to Greek Art

A Companion to Greek Art
Author: Tyler Jo Smith,Dimitris Plantzos
Pages: 888
ISBN: 9781118273371
Available:
Release: 2012-04-25
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A comprehensive, authoritative account of the development Greek Art through the 1st millennium BC. An invaluable resource for scholars dealing with the art, material culture and history of the post-classical world Includes voices from such diverse fields as art history, classical studies, and archaeology and offers a diversity of views to the topic Features an innovative group of chapters dealing with the reception of Greek art from the Middle Ages to the present Includes chapters on Chronology and Topography, as well as Workshops and Technology Includes four major sections: Forms, Times and Places; Contacts and Colonies; Images and Meanings; Greek Art: Ancient to Antique