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    DescriptionThis book examines Greek vase-paintings that depict humorous, burlesque, and irreverent images of Greek mythology and the gods. Many of the images present the gods and heroes as ridiculous and ugly. While the narrative content of some images may appear to be trivial, others address issues that are deeply serious. When placed against the background of the religious beliefs and social frameworks from which they spring, these images allow us to explore questions relating to their meaning in particular communities. Throughout, we see indications that Greek vase-painters developed their own comedic narratives and visual jokes. The images enhance our understanding of Greek society in just the same way as their more sober siblings in 'serious' art.


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    Title
    Distorted Ideals in Greek Vase Painting
    Subtitle
    The World of Mythological Burlesque
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) David Walsh
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 450
    Width: 177 mm
    Height: 253 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 1,300 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780521896412
    ISBN 10: 052189641X
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.1
    B&T General Subject: 140
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD, HBLA
    BIC E4L: ART
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3D
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAG
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    BIC subject category V2: HDDK
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    Ingram Subject Code: AT
    Ingram Theme: CULT/GREECE
    Libri: I-AT
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 37
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BIC subject category V2: ACG
    BISAC V2.8: ART015060
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15890
    BIC subject category V2: AFP, AFPC, 1QDAG
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 738.3820938
    LC subject heading: , , ,
    DC22: 738.3/820938
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC22: 738.30938
    BISAC V2.8: ART045000
    LC classification: NK4645 .W23 2009
    Thema V1.0: AGA, NHD, NHC, AFP
    Edition
    1
    Illustrations note
    144 b/w illus.
    Publisher
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint name
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    31 October 2008
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge
    Author Information
    David Walsh is a Visiting Research Scholar in the School of Arts, Histories and Cultures at the University of Manchester.
    Review quote
    '... highly readable ... Walsh has offered up a publication that is both solid and timely.' American Journal of Archaeology '... a mature, judicious and very readable account ...' The Times Literary Supplement
    Table of contents
    1. Introduction; 2. The dramatic, artistic, religious and social context of humour; 3. Strange beginnings; 4. Violating the sanctuary; 5. Ridiculing the gods; 6. Subverting the hero; 7. Distorted bodies; do the 'uglies' have the last laugh?; 8. Distribution: being in with the 'in-crowd'; 9. Final reflections: the world reversed.