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    DescriptionIn this wide-ranging study, Richard Neer offers a new way to understand the epoch-making sculpture of classical Greece. Working at the intersection of art history, archaeology, literature, and aesthetics, he reveals a people fascinated with the power of sculpture to provoke wonder in beholders. Wonder, not accuracy, realism, naturalism, or truth, was the supreme objective of Greek sculptors. Neer traces this way of thinking about art from the poems of Homer to the philosophy of Plato. Then, through meticulous accounts of major sculpture from around the Greek world, he shows how the demand for wonder-inducing statues gave rise to some of the greatest masterpieces of Greek art.

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    The Emergence of the Classical Style in Greek Sculpture
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Richard T. Neer
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 288
    Width: 216 mm
    Height: 279 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 953 g
    ISBN 13: 9780226570648
    ISBN 10: 0226570649

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25830
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.1
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: AFKB
    BIC E4L: ART
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAG
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Abridged Dewey: 938
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: ART009000, HIS002010, ART015030, ART026000
    BIC subject category V2: ACG
    LC classification: DF
    BIC subject category V2: 1QDAG
    DC22: 733.3
    DC23: 733.3
    BISAC region code:
    Thema V1.0: AB, AGA, AFKB, AFK
    Illustrations note
    10 colour plates, 1 map, 142 halftones
    The University of Chicago Press
    Imprint name
    University of Chicago Press
    Publication date
    05 April 2013
    Publication City/Country
    Chicago, IL
    Author Information
    Richard Neer is the David B. and E. Stern Professor of Humanities in the Department of Art History and the College at the University of Chicago. He is coeditor of Critical Inquiry.
    Review quote
    Best Books of 2011""The Emergence of the Classical Style in Greek Sculpture" offers a visually and conceptually fresh take on its perennially fascinating subject."--Michael Fried "Artforum "