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    DescriptionChristine Mitchell Havelock's book takes a much-needed new look at some of the most famous icons of Western art: the nude statues that the Greeks produced to represent Aphrodite, especially The Aphrodite of Knidos, by master sculptor Praxiteles. Through careful analysis of the meaning of the pose of the Aphrodite of Knidos; the significance of her nudity; her architectural setting; and a survey of the statue's reception and interpretation in Greek, Roman, and modern times, Havelock offers an entirely new perspective on this major work of art.


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    Title
    The Aphrodite of Knidos and Her Successors
    Subtitle
    A Historical Review of the Female Nude in Greek Art
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Christine Mitchell Havelock
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 200
    Width: 178 mm
    Height: 251 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 431 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780472032778
    ISBN 10: 0472032771
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25830
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.1
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: ART
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAG
    DC21: 730.92
    B&T General Subject: 750
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP090
    Ingram Theme: SEXL/FEMINE, CHRN/ANCIEN
    Ingram Subject Code: AT
    Ingram Theme: CULT/GREECE
    Libri: I-AT
    LC classification: HM
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 37
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    Abridged Dewey: 305
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 53
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002010, ART026000
    BIC subject category V2: ACG
    BISAC V2.8: ART015060, SOC028000
    B&T Approval Code: A02302030
    BIC subject category V2: AGHN
    DC22: 730.92
    Thema V1.0: AGA, AGHN
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1QBAG
    Thema style qualifier V1.0: 6CA
    Publisher
    The University of Michigan Press
    Imprint name
    The University of Michigan Press
    Publication date
    03 January 2008
    Publication City/Country
    Ann Arbor, MI
    Author Information
    Christine Mitchell Havelock is Professor Emerita of Art History and Curator of the Classical Art Collection at Vassar College. She has written and lectured widely on Greek art.
    Review quote
    "An accessibly written treatment of the lost archetype of some of the most familiar images in Western culture, including the so-called 'Venus de Milo' and Botticelli's 'Birth of Venus.'" - Times Literary Supplement "All students of the classical and womanhood in general will enjoy this book - if they can take a little titillation." - Choice"
    Back cover copy
    Christine Mitchell Havelock's book takes a much-needed new look at some of the most famous icons of Western art: the nude statues of the Greeks produced to represent Aphrodite. The Aphrodite of Knidos, by master sculptor Praxiteles, is the leading example of this form. The author analyzes the meaning of the pose of the Aphrodite of Knidos, the significance of her nudity, and her architectural setting. A survey of the statue's reception and interpretation in Greek, Roman, and modern times offers an entirely new perspective on this major work of art. Among topics examined are Praxiteles' reported use of his mistress Phryne as his model, the "pudica gesture", and the importance of small-scale versions of statues for dating the larger sculptures. The author also considers the function and religious significance of the small statues, and she includes the cultural context offered by the erotic poetry of Propertius and Ovid, two Latin poets who were fascinated by the robing and disrobing of their mistresses.