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    The Art and Archaeology of the Greek World: A New History, C. 2500 - C. 150 BCE (Hardback) By (author) Richard T. Neer

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    DescriptionThis richly illustrated, authoritative and accessible book presents a fresh way of looking at ancient Greek art and archaeology, combining a clear chronological narrative with a lively account of art and material culture and emphasizing the cosmopolitan character of the entire Greek world over two thousand years. Through up-to-date and balanced coverage that integrates the archaeological evidence into its broader historical, cultural and social context, Richard Neer suggests new ways of thinking about fundamental subjects, such as the relationship between art and politics and the evolution of style. Recent discoveries are included, such as an astonishing Minoan-style bull-leaping fresco from Egypt; a spectacular marble sarcophagus from northwest Anatolia; and, a bronze statue of an athlete found in the sea off Croatia; and tomb paintings from ancient Macedonia. Quotations from ancient texts provide first-hand testimonials, and numerous photographs, maps, plans and chronological charts enliven and support the text. Boxes address illuminating topics and controversial issues, including looting: the connections between Homers poems and the archaeological record; manufacturing techniques; and new discoveries.

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    The Art and Archaeology of the Greek World
    A New History, C. 2500 - C. 150 BCE
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Richard T. Neer
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 400
    Width: 227 mm
    Height: 282 mm
    Thickness: 36 mm
    Weight: 2,010 g
    ISBN 13: 9780500051665
    ISBN 10: 0500051666

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.1
    BIC E4L: ART
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAG
    BIC subject category V2: HDDK
    BISAC V2.8: ART015000
    BIC subject category V2: ACG
    LC subject heading: ,
    BIC subject category V2: 1QDAG
    DC23: 709.38
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: AGA, NKD
    Illustrations note
    548 illustrations, 432 in colour
    Thames & Hudson Ltd
    Imprint name
    Thames & Hudson Ltd
    Publication date
    01 September 2012
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