Greek Sculpture: The Late Classical Period: And Sculpture in Colonies and Overseas: The Late Classical Period and Sculpture in Colonies and Overseas

Greek Sculpture: The Late Classical Period: And Sculpture in Colonies and Overseas: The Late Classical Period and Sculpture in Colonies and Overseas

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By (author) John Boardman

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  • Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 248 pages
  • Dimensions: 147mm x 208mm x 18mm | 454g
  • Publication date: 1 December 1995
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0500202850
  • ISBN 13: 9780500202852
  • Illustrations note: 377 illustrations
  • Sales rank: 267,363

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This is the last in the series of Sir John Boardman's acclaimed handbooks on Greek sculpture; a sequel to similar volumes on the Archaic and Classical periods. Here, the story continues through the fourth century B.C. to the days of Alexander the Great. The innovations of the period are discussed, such as the female nude and portraiture, along with many important monuments including the Mausoleum of Halicarnassus and several of the great names such as Praxiteles and Lysippus who were lionized by later generations. The volume also presents Greek sculpture made in the colonies of Italy and Sicily from the Archaic period onwards, as well as that made for eastern, non-Greek rulers. A final section considers the role of Greek sculpture in moulding western taste to the present day.

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This sequel to Sir John Boardman's widely acclaimed handbooks on Greek sculpture of the Archaic and Classical periods brings the story down through the fourth century BC to the days of Alexander the Great. The author discusses the innovations of the period - the female nude and portraiture, many important monuments including the Mausoleum at Halikarnassos, and several of the great names such as Praxiteles and Lysippus who were lionised by later generations. Complementing the other handbooks this volume also presents Greek sculpture made in the colonies of Italy and Sicily from the Archaic period onwards, as well as that made for eastern, non-Greek rulers. A final section considers the role of Greek sculpture in moulding Western taste to the present day.

Table of contents

Part 1 Late classical sculpture: architectural sculpture; names and attributions; gods and goddesses, men and women; portraiture; funerary sculpture; other reliefs. Part 2 The western Greeks: architectural sculpture; other sculpture. Part 3 Greek sculpture to east and south: anatolia; the levant and North America. Part 4 Ancient and antique: collecting and collections.