An Introduction to Greek Art

An Introduction to Greek Art

Author: Susan Woodford

Publisher: Bristol Classical Press

ISBN: 0715620959

Category: Art

Page: 186

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The fragments of Greek sculpture and vase painting that have survived into the twentieth century are like pieces of a shattered mirror reflecting the former glory of Greek art. Though some of the images are obviously beautiful, others require interpretation before their true quality can become apparent. This book, designed primarily as an introduction for students, helps the reader trace the development of Greek art in the immensely creative period from the eighth to the fourth century BC - the period between the composition of the Homeric poems and the conquests of Alexander the Great. Important works are generously illustrated and lucidly analysed, so that an integrated picture of Greek art emerges.
An Introduction to Greek Art
Language: en
Pages: 186
Authors: Susan Woodford
Categories: Art
Type: BOOK - Published: 1986 - Publisher: Bristol Classical Press

The fragments of Greek sculpture and vase painting that have survived into the twentieth century are like pieces of a shattered mirror reflecting the former glory of Greek art. Though some of the images are obviously beautiful, others require interpretation before their true quality can become apparent. This book, designed
An Introduction to Greek Art
Language: en
Pages: 224
Authors: Susan Woodford
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-02-26 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

The four centuries between the composition of the Homeric epics and the conquests of Alexander the Great witnessed an immensely creative period in Greek art, one full of experimentation and innovation. But time has taken its toll; damaged statues have lost their colour and wall paintings have been totally destroyed.
A History of Greek Art
Language: en
Pages: 440
Authors: Mark D. Stansbury-O'Donnell
Categories: Art
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-01-27 - Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Offering a unique blend of thematic and chronological investigation, this highly illustrated, engaging text explores the rich historical, cultural, and social contexts of 3,000 years of Greek art, from the Bronze Age through the Hellenistic period. Uniquely intersperses chapters devoted to major periods of Greek art from the Bronze Age
Reading Greek Art
Language: en
Pages: 317
Authors: Nikolaus Himmelmann, Hugo Meyer, William A. P. Childs
Categories: Art
Type: BOOK - Published: 1998 - Publisher:

Nikolaus Himmelmann is a distinguished scholar who has written extensively on Greek and Roman art and the reception of ancient art in the post-antique world. The primary theme of his works is the manner in which ancient art communicated in its time and how modern cultures have dealt with the
A Handbook of Greek Art
Language: en
Pages: 431
Authors: Gisela M Richter
Categories: Art
Type: BOOK - Published: 1987 - Publisher: Phaidon Incorporated Limited

An indispensable introduction to the study of Greek Art.