Art

Athenian Red Figure Vases

The Classical Period : a Handbook

Author: John Boardman

Publisher: Thames & Hudson

ISBN: 9780500202449

Category: Art

Page: 252

View: 667

Discusses the historical and artistic aspects of Athenian red figure vases of the classical period through the fourth century
Crafts & Hobbies

Athenian black figure vases

Author: John Boardman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 252

View: 8175

Art

Early Greek Vase Painting

11th-6th Centuries BC : a Handbook

Author: John Boardman

Publisher: Thames & Hudson

ISBN: 9780500203095

Category: Art

Page: 287

View: 4961

This volume completes a series of four titles which comprehensively cover the development of Greek vases.
Art

The History of Greek Vases

Potters, Painters and Pictures

Author: John Boardman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500285930

Category: Art

Page: 320

View: 7275

This book, newly available in paperback, is the definitive survey of Greek vases by the outstanding world authority on classical archaeology and art. In it, John Boardman sketches the stylistic history of Greek vases and goes on to explore the many other matters that make the subject so fruitful: the process of identifying artists; the methods of making and decorating the vases and the problems in doing so; the life of the potter; the pots dissemination beyond Greece; and their functions in life, cult and as messengers of style and subject. Boardman demonstrates how Greek artists exercised a style of narrative in art that was long influential in the West, and how their pictures reflected not simply on story-telling, but on the politics and social order of the day.
Crafts & Hobbies

The Aesthetics of the Greek Banquet

Images of Wine and Ritual

Author: François Lissarrague

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400861152

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 160

View: 7785

In deepening our understanding of the symposium in ancient Greece, this book embodies the wit and play of the images it explains: those decorating Athenian drinking vessels from the sixth and fifth centuries B.C. The vases used at banquets often depict the actual drinkers who commissioned their production and convey the flowing together of wine, poetry, music, games, flirtation, and other elements that formed the complex structure of the banquet itself. A close reading of the objects handled by drinkers in the images reveals various metaphors, particularly that of wine as sea, all expressing a wide range of attitudes toward an ambiguous substance that brings cheer but may also cause harm. Not only does this work offer an anthropological view of ancient Greece, but it explores a precise iconographic system. In so doing it will encourage and enrich further reflection on the role of the image in a given culture. Originally published in 1990. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.
Art

Greek Sculpture

The Late Classical Period and Sculpture in Colonies and Overseas

Author: John Boardman

Publisher: Thames & Hudson

ISBN: 9780500202852

Category: Art

Page: 248

View: 5764

This is the last in the series of Sir John Boardman's acclaimed handbooks on Greek sculpture; a sequel to similar volumes on the Archaic and Classical periods. Here, the story continues through the fourth century B.C. to the days of Alexander the Great. The innovations of the period are discussed, such as the female nude and portraiture, along with many important monuments including the Mausoleum of Halicarnassus and several of the great names such as Praxiteles and Lysippus who were lionized by later generations. The volume also presents Greek sculpture made in the colonies of Italy and Sicily from the Archaic period onwards, as well as that made for eastern, non-Greek rulers. A final section considers the role of Greek sculpture in moulding western taste to the present day.
History

Myth Into Art

Poet and Painter in Classical Greece

Author: H. A. Shapiro

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134916906

Category: History

Page: 224

View: 5099

Myth into Art is a comparative study of mythological narrative in Greek poetry and the visual arts. Thirty of the major myths are surveyed, focusing on Homer, lyric poetry and Attic tragedy. On the artistic side, the emphasis is on Athenian and South Italian vases. The book offers undergraduate students an introduction both to mythology and to the use of visual sources in the study of Greek myth.
Art

Hellenistic Sculpture

A Handbook

Author: R. R. R. Smith

Publisher: Thames & Hudson

ISBN: 9780500202494

Category: Art

Page: 287

View: 5189

Provides a thematic and regional survey of Hellenistic sculpture, focusing on its main elements and its innovations.
Art

A Shorter History of Greek Art

Author: Martin Robertson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521280846

Category: Art

Page: 240

View: 3031

Outlines developments in the art of ancient Greece and shows examples of bronze and marble statuary, painted vases, and reliefs
Art

The Greek Vase

Art of the Storyteller

Author: John Howard Oakley

Publisher: J. Paul Getty Museum

ISBN: 9781606061473

Category: Art

Page: 155

View: 1038

This richly illustrated volume offers a fascinating introduction to ancient Greek vases for the general reader. It presents vases not merely as beautiful vessels to hold water and wine, but also as instruments of storytelling and bearers of meaning. The first two chapters analyze the development of different shapes of pottery and relate those shapes to function, the evolution in vase production techniques and decoration, and the roles of potters, painters, and their workshops. Subsequent chapters focus on vases as the primary source of imagery from ancient Greece, offering unique information about mythology, religion, theater, and daily life. The author discusses how to identify the figures and scenes depicted in vase paintings, what these narratives would have meant to the people who lived with them and used them, and how they therefore reflect the cultural values of their time. Also examined is the impact Greek vases had on the art, architecture, and literature of subsequent generations. Based on the rich collections of the British Museum and the J. Paul Getty Museum, the exquisite details of the works offer the reader the opportunity for an intimate interaction with the graphic beauty and narrative power of ancient vases often not available in a gallery setting.
Architecture

Aegean Art and Architecture

Author: Donald Preziosi,Louise Hitchcock

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780192842084

Category: Architecture

Page: 252

View: 9115

A general introduction to the art and architecture of Greece, the Cycladic islands and Crete, from c.3300 - 1000 BC. The authors have been highly selective in their choice of sites and objects, providing key examples which illustrate the clearly written text. They emphasize the importance of context and the complexities of meaning and function of objects within different environments and situations, and through time. A book geared more to the interested reader and students embarking on Aegean courses, than serious scholars who will already be familiar with the content.
Antiques & Collectibles

Looking at Greek Vases

Author: Tom Rasmussen,Nigel Jonathan Spivey

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521376792

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 282

View: 2859

This is a collection of essays by distinguished scholars that will introduce the student or museum-goer to the study of Greek vases. Although the book is roughly chronological in arrangement--beginning with the appearance of human figures on Geometric vases, and ending with their virtual disappearance from Hellenistic pottery--it is not a history of Greek vase painting, or a handbook. It offers instead a series of suggestions on how to read the often complex images presented by Greek vases, and also explains how the vases were made and distributed. The volume is fully illustrated throughout.
Art

A handbook of Greek art

Author: Gisela Marie Augusta Richter

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: 431

View: 6975

Art

French Painting in the Golden Age

Author: Christopher Allen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500203705

Category: Art

Page: 224

View: 2716

The 17th century has always been considered the golden age - the grand siècle - of French culture. The reigns of Louis XIII and Louis XIV witnessed an unprecedented flowering of literature and philosophy, of music, architecture and art. The poetic history painting of Poussin, the landscapes of Claude Lorrain, the portraits of Philippe de Champaigne, and the celebratory art of Le Brun at the court of Louis XIV at Versailles were among its greatest achievements. Yet the subject-matter and formal conventions most prized at the time can make it difficult for the modern viewer to appreciate the artists’ aims and to judge success or failure. Thanks to new research, it is now possible to set the major figures within the framework of the concerns and theoretical debates of the grand siècle itself. Christopher Allen, one of the few authorities on the subject outside the French-speaking world, brilliantly enables us to see beyond mere form to the meanings the artists intended us to enjoy.
Art

British Painting

The Golden Age from Hogarth to Turner

Author: William Vaughan

Publisher: Thames & Hudson

ISBN: 9780500203194

Category: Art

Page: 256

View: 3233

From Hogarth's first works around 1730 to the death of Turner in 1851, Britain's status as an artistic nation was dramatically transformed.
History

Archaic Greece

The Age of Experiment

Author: Anthony M. Snodgrass

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520043732

Category: History

Page: 236

View: 6830

History

The Oxford Handbook of Childhood and Education in the Classical World

Author: Judith Evans Grubbs,Tim Parkin

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199781605

Category: History

Page: 648

View: 851

The past thirty years have seen an explosion of interest in Greek and Roman social history, particularly studies of women and the family. Until recently these studies did not focus especially on children and childhood, but considered children in the larger context of family continuity and inter-family relationships, or legal issues like legitimacy, adoption and inheritance. Recent publications have examined a variety of aspects related to childhood in ancient Greece and Rome, but until now nothing has attempted to comprehensively survey the state of ancient childhood studies. This handbook does just that, showcasing the work of both established and rising scholars and demonstrating the variety of approaches to the study of childhood in the classical world. In thirty chapters, with a detailed introduction and envoi, The Oxford Handbook of Childhood and Education in the Classical World presents current research in a wide range of topics on ancient childhood, including sub-disciplines of Classics that rarely appear in collections on the family or childhood such as archaeology and ancient medicine. Contributors include some of the foremost experts in the field as well as younger, up-and-coming scholars. Unlike most edited volumes on childhood or the family in antiquity, this collection also gives attention to the late antique period and whether (or how) conceptions of childhood and the life of children changed with Christianity. The chronological spread runs from archaic Greece to the later Roman Empire (fifth century C.E.). Geographical areas covered include not only classical Greece and Roman Italy, but also the eastern Mediterranean. The Oxford Handbook of Childhood and Education in the Classical World engages with perennially valuable questions about family and education in the ancient world while providing a much-needed touchstone for research in the field.
Art

Artists and Signatures in Ancient Greece

Author: Jeffrey M. Hurwit

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107105714

Category: Art

Page: 237

View: 4485

This book offers insight into Greek conceptions of art, the artist, and artistic originality by examining artists' signatures in ancient Greece.