Athenian Red Figure Vases

The Classical Period : a Handbook

Author: John Boardman

Publisher: Thames & Hudson

ISBN: 9780500202449

Category: Art

Page: 252

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


Early Greek Vase Painting

11th-6th Centuries BC : a Handbook

Author: John Boardman

Publisher: Thames & Hudson

ISBN: 9780500203095

Category: Art

Page: 287

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

Greek Sculpture

The Late Classical Period and Sculpture in Colonies and Overseas

Author: John Boardman

Publisher: Thames & Hudson

ISBN: 9780500202852

Category: Art

Page: 248

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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.

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

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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.

Hellenistic Sculpture

A Handbook

Author: R. R. R. Smith

Publisher: Thames & Hudson

ISBN: 9780500202494

Category: Art

Page: 287

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

Art and Experience in Classical Greece

Author: Jerome Jordan Pollitt

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521096621

Category: Art

Page: 205

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The development of Greek sculpture, architecture, and painting during the Classical period is examined within a social and cultural context

Aegean Art and Architecture

Author: Donald Preziosi,Louise Hitchcock

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780192842084

Category: Architecture

Page: 252

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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.

Greek Art (Fifth) (World of Art)

Author: John Boardman

Publisher: Thames & Hudson

ISBN: 0500773513

Category: Art

Page: 320

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“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.

The Greek Vase

Art of the Storyteller

Author: John Howard Oakley

Publisher: J. Paul Getty Museum

ISBN: 9781606061473

Category: Art

Page: 155

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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.

Looking at Greek Vases

Author: Tom Rasmussen,Nigel Jonathan Spivey

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521376792

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 282

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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.


History of Art

The Western Tradition

Author: Horst Woldemar Janson,Anthony F. Janson

Publisher: Prentice Hall Professional

ISBN: 9780131828957

Category: Art

Page: 1031

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For forty years, this widely acclaimed classic has remained unsurpassed as an introduction to art in the Western world, boasting the matchless credibility of the Janson name. This newest update features a more contemporary, more colorful design and vast array of extraordinarily produced illustrations that have become the Janson hallmark. A narrative voice makes this book a truly enjoyable read, and carefully reviewed and revised updates to this edition offer the utmost clarity in contributions based on recent scholarship. Extensive captions for the book’s incredible art program offer profound insight through the eyes of twentieth-century art historians speaking about specific pieces of art featured throughout. Significantly changed in this edition is the chapter on “The Late Renaissance,” in which Janson offers a new perspective on the subject, tracing in detail the religious art tied to the Catholic Reform movement, whose early history is little known to many readers of art history. Janson has also rearranged early Renaissance art according to genres instead of time sequence, and he has followed the reinterpretation of Etruscan art begun in recent years by German and English art historians. With a truly humanist approach, this book gives written and visual meaning to the captivating story of what artists have tried to express—and why—for more than 30,000 years.

Archaic Greece

The Age of Experiment

Author: Anthony M. Snodgrass

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520043732

Category: History

Page: 236

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Viking Art

Author: James Graham-Campbell

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500204191

Category: Art

Page: 208

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Examines the six main Viking art styles, discussing how they emerged and the art in relation to pagan Viking mythology and Norse sagas

The History of Greek Vases

Potters, Painters and Pictures

Author: John Boardman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500285930

Category: Art

Page: 320

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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.

Greek Vase-Painting and the Origins of Visual Humour

Author: Alexandre G. Mitchell

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521513707

Category: Art

Page: 371

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In this enjoyable study Alexandre Mitchell uses sixth to fourth century vase painting to explore visual humour in Ancient Greece. He examines humourous scenes thematically looking at men, women and the everyday, at animals in humourous situations, at humourous interpretations of mythology and the comic potential of the satyr, and at caricatures, exploring what they reveal about Greek society and attitudes, and how they contributed to reinforcing social cohesion. The focus of the study is on Athens and Boetia, and the development of visual, satirical humour in this fashion is clearly linked to the development of Athenian democracy.

Minoan and Mycenaean Art

Author: Reynold Alleyne Higgins

Publisher: Thames & Hudson

ISBN: 9780500203033

Category: Art

Page: 216

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The magnificent works of ancient Crete, Mycenae, and the Cycladic Islands are awe-inspiring in their richness and variety. Frescoes, jewelry, sculpture, gold funeral masks, ivories, and countless other beautiful artifacts--all the significant works of art and architecture that are our legacy from those great civilizations in the third and second millennia BC are described and illustrated in Dr. Higgins's distinguished survey. This fully revised and updated edition includes greater coverage of the breathtaking frescoes from Akrotiri on the island of Thera. Other recent findings are also illustrated and described in detail, such as the unique ivory figure from Palaikastro, objects from the palace of Mallia, and the intriguing discovery of Minoan frescoes in Egypt.