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    DescriptionThis fascinating new account of what happened in Greece from c.800 to 323 bc shows how sculptors and painters responded to the challenges they faced in the extremely formidable and ambitious world of the Greek city-state. The numerous symbols and images employed by their eastern Mediterranean neighbours on the one hand, and the explorations of what it was to be human embodied in the narratives with which Greek poets worked on the other, helped produce the rich diversity of forms apparent in Greek art. The drawings and sculptures of this period referred so intimately to the human form as to lead both ancient and modern theorists to talk in terms of the 'mimetic' role of art. The importance of what occurred still affects the way we see today. Ranging widely over the fields of sculpture, vase painting and the minor arts, this book provides a clear introduction to the art of archaic and classical Greece. By looking closely at the context in which and for which sculptures and paintings were produced, Robin Osborne demonstrates how artistic developments were both a product of, and contributed to, the intensely competitive life of the Greek city. 'brilliantly illustrates the purpose of this new series by focusing on the social and political context of Greek art ...a different approach suggesting new perspectives and original connections ...eye-opening and thought-provoking' Professor Francois Lissarrague, Ecoles des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris 'brings all that is best in the 'new' Classical art history to this exciting interpretation ...No reader of Osborne's stimulating and engaging book will come away with their vision of Greek art unchanged' Jeremy Tanner, Institute of Archaeology, University of London


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    Title
    Archaic and Classical Greek Art
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Robin Osborne
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 272
    Width: 168 mm
    Height: 240 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 662 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780192842022
    ISBN 10: 0192842021
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.1
    B&T General Subject: 140
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: JFC
    BIC E4L: ART
    BIC subject category V2: AFC
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAG
    Libri: B-085
    Ingram Theme: APPR/CLASSA
    BIC subject category V2: AFK
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    Ingram Subject Code: AT
    Ingram Theme: CULT/GREECE
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15830
    Ingram Theme: CULT/MEDITR
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002010, ART015030
    BIC subject category V2: ACG
    DC21: 709.38
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: ART015060
    DC22: 709.38
    LC subject heading: ,
    B&T Approval Code: A02302030
    BIC subject category V2: 1QDAG
    DC22: 709/.38
    LC classification: N5630 .O83 1998
    LC subject heading: , ,
    Thema V1.0: AGA, JBCC, AFC, AFK
    Illustrations note
    numerous colour plates and black and white halftones, 3 plans, 2 maps
    Publisher
    Oxford University Press
    Imprint name
    Oxford University Press
    Publication date
    19 November 1998
    Publication City/Country
    Oxford
    Author Information
    Robin Osborne is a Professor of Ancient History in the University of Oxford and Fellow and Tutor of Corpus Christi College.
    Review quote
    a different approach suggesting new perspectives and original connections ... eye-opening and thought-provoking Professor Francois Lissarrague, Ecoles des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris brings all that is best in the 'new' Classical art history to this exciting interpretation ... No reader of Osborne's stimulating and engaging book will come away with their vision of Greek art unchanged Dr Jeremy Tanner, Institute of Archaeology, University of London Students of art will be intrigued and challenged by the methods employed and examples so cleverly chosen by one of our leading historians of Archaic and Classical Greece Professor Joan Connelly, New York University
    Review text
    This new account of Greek art from c800 to 323BC shows how sculptors and painters responded to the challenges of the formidable and ambitious world in which the Greek city-state was created and developed. Ranging widely over sculpture, vase painting and the minor arts, the book provides a stimulating introduction to the art of archaic and classical Greece. The symbols and images of the eastern Mediterranean on the one hand, and the narratives of the Greek poets on the other, produced the rich diversity of forms apparent in Greek art. By looking closely at the context in which and for which sculptures and paintings were produced, as well as at religion and myth, politics and the economy, the book shows how artistic developments were both a product of, and contributed to, the intensely competitive life of the Greek city. (Kirkus UK)
    Table of contents
    Introduction ; Chapter 1: A history of art without artists ; Chapter 2: From praying to playing: the art of the eighth century BC ; Chapter 3: Reflections in an eastern mirror ; Chapter 4: Myth as measure ; Chapter 5: Life enlarged ; Chapter 6: Marketing an image ; Chapter 7: Enter politics ; Chapter 8: Gay abandon ; Chapter 9: Cult, politics, and imperialism ; Chapter 10: The claims of the dead ; Chapter 11. Individuals within and without the city ; Chapter 12: The sensation of art ; Chapter 13: Looking Backwards ; List of Illustrations, Bibliographic essay, Timeline, Index