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    DescriptionIn the fifth century BCE, an artistic revolution occurred in Greece, as sculptors developed new ways of representing bodies, movement, and space. The resulting 'classical' style would prove influential for centuries to come. Modern scholars have traditionally described the emergence of this style as a steady march of progress, culminating in masterpieces like the Parthenon sculptures. But this account assumes the impossible: that the early Greeks were working tirelessly toward a style of which they had no prior knowledge. In this ambitious work, Richard Neer draws on recent work in art history, archaeology, literary criticism, and art theory to rewrite the story of Greek sculpture. He provides new ways to understand classical sculpture in Greek terms, and carefully analyzes the relationship between political and stylistic histories. A much-heralded project, "The Emergence of the Classical Style in Greek Sculpture" represents an important step in furthering our understanding of the ancient world.

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    The Emergence of the Classical Style in Greek Sculpture
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Richard T. Neer
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 296
    Width: 216 mm
    Height: 279 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 1,157 g
    ISBN 13: 9780226570631
    ISBN 10: 0226570630

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.1
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    BIC E4L: ART
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    BISAC V2.8: ART009000, HIS002010, ART015030, ART026000
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    DC22: 733/.3
    LC classification: NB90 .N447 2010
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    Illustrations note
    10 colour plates, 130 halftones, 12 line drawings
    The University of Chicago Press
    Imprint name
    University of Chicago Press
    Publication date
    23 December 2010
    Publication City/Country
    Chicago, IL
    Author Information
    Richard Neer is the David B. and Clara E. Stern Professor of Humanities, Art History, and the College at the University of Chicago, where he is also a coeditor of Critical Inquiry. He is the author of several previous volumes on Greek art and archaeology.
    Review quote
    "This is a big and ambitious volume, beautifully written by one of the leading new voices in the field of Greek visual art. From its rich and challenging introduction on the theory of interpretation to its brilliant reading of the Tyrranicides, this work is unlike any other in its field." - James I. Porter, University of California, Irvine"