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    DescriptionThis richly illustrated volume offers a fascinating introduction to ancient Greek vases for the general reader. It presents vases not merely as beautiful vessels to hold water and wine, but also as instruments of storytelling and bearers of meaning. The first two chapters analyze the development of different shapes of pottery and relate those shapes to function, the evolution in vase production techniques and decoration, and the roles of potters, painters, and their workshops. Subsequent chapters focus on vases as the primary source of imagery from ancient Greece, offering unique information about mythology, religion, theater, and daily life. The author discusses how to identify the figures and scenes depicted in vase paintings, what these narratives would have meant to the people who lived with them and used them, and how they therefore reflect the cultural values of their time. Also examined is the impact Greek vases had on the art, architecture, and literature of subsequent generations. Based on the rich collections of the British Museum and the J. Paul Getty Museum, the exquisite details of the works offer the reader the opportunity for an intimate interaction with the graphic beauty and narrative power of ancient vases often not available in a gallery setting.

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    The Greek Vase
    Art of the Storyteller
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) John Howard Oakley
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 114
    Width: 262 mm
    Height: 267 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 1,197 g
    ISBN 13: 9781606061473
    ISBN 10: 160606147X

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.1
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T General Subject: 140
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: ART
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAG
    BIC subject category V2: AK
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    Ingram Subject Code: AT
    Ingram Theme: CULT/GREECE
    Libri: I-AT
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 37
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA1, AFT
    BISAC V2.8: DES003000, HIS002010
    BIC subject category V2: ACG
    BISAC V2.8: ART015060
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15890
    B&T Approval Code: A04502000
    BIC subject category V2: WFN
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: CRA028000
    DC21: 738.3820938
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 738.3820938
    B&T Approval Code: A02302000
    DC22: 738.3/820938
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: NK4645 .O23 2013
    Ingram Theme: INDS/CLASSI
    Thema V1.0: AGA, WFN, AFT, NHD, NHC
    Edition statement
    Getty Trust Publications
    Imprint name
    Getty Publications
    Publication date
    28 November 2013
    Publication City/Country
    Los Angeles
    Author Information
    John H. Oakley is Chancellor Professor and Forrest D. Murden, Jr. Professor in the Department of Classical Studies at the College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia. He is the editor of and a contributor to "Athenian Potters and Painters" (American School of Classical Studies, 1994) and author of "The Achilles Painter" (Philipp von Zabern, 1997).
    Review quote
    "This handsome book offers many beautifully photographed examples of Greek painted pottery from the eighth to the fourth centuries BCE. It is an elegant primer on Greek vase painting."--"Choice"