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    DescriptionAncient Greek sculpture seems to have a timeless quality - provoking reactions that may range from awe to alienation. Yet it was a particular product of its age: and to know how and why it was once created is to embark upon an understanding of its 'Classic' status. In this richly illustrated and carefully written survey, encompassing works from c.700 BC to the end of antiquity, Nigel Spivey expounds not only the social function of Greek sculpture but also its aesthetic and technical achievement. Fresh approaches are reconciled with traditional modes of study as the connoisseurship of this art is sympathetically unravelled, while source material and historical narratives are woven into detailed explanations, putting the art into its proper context. Greek Sculpture is the ideal textbook for students of classics, classical civilisation, art history and archaeology - and an accessible account for all interested readers.


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    Title
    Greek Sculpture
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Nigel Spivey
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 350
    Width: 194 mm
    Height: 246 mm
    Thickness: 24 mm
    Weight: 939 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780521760317
    ISBN 10: 0521760313
    Classifications

    B&T General Subject: 140
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: AFKB
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD, HBLA
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3D
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 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
    Libri: I-AT
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 37
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15830
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA1
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: ART026000
    BIC subject category V2: ACG
    BISAC V2.8: ART015060
    BIC subject category V2: 3D, 1QDAG
    DC22: 733.3
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 733/.3
    LC subject heading:
    DC23: 938
    LC classification: NB90 .S65 2013
    Ingram Theme: INDS/CLASSI
    Thema V1.0: AGA, NHD, NHC, AFKB
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1QBAG
    Thema time period qualifier V1.0: 3C
    Thema style qualifier V1.0: 6CA
    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Illustrations note
    176 b/w illus. 8 colour illus.
    Publisher
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint name
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    31 March 2013
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge
    Author Information
    Nigel Spivey teaches Classical archaeology at the University of Cambridge, where he is also a Fellow of Emmanuel College. He has held scholarships at the British School at Rome and the University of Pisa and has also worked at the Australian National University and the Getty Research Institute. He has written widely about Greek, Etruscan and Roman art and presented several historical television documentaries, including the major BBC/PBS series How Art Made the World (2005).
    Table of contents
    List of illustrations; Preface; 1. Introduction: the study of Greek sculpture; 2. 'The Greek revolution'; 3. Daedalus and the wings of Techne; 4. Anathemata: gifts for the Gods; 5. Heroes apparent; 6. Temple stories; 7. In search of Pheidias; 8. Revealing Aphrodite; 9. Royal patronage; 10. Portraits and personifications; 11. Graecia Capta; 12. Afterlife.