Hellenistic Sculpture II: The Styles of ca. 200-100 B.C.

Hellenistic Sculpture II: The Styles of ca. 200-100 B.C.

Paperback Wisconsin Studies in Classics (Paperback)

By (author) Brunilde Sismondo Ridgway

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  • Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
  • Format: Paperback | 456 pages
  • Dimensions: 204mm x 252mm x 26mm | 1,220g
  • Publication date: 15 March 2009
  • Publication City/Country: Wisconsin
  • ISBN 10: 0299167143
  • ISBN 13: 9780299167141
  • Edition: 1
  • Edition statement: Sixth Edition,.
  • Illustrations note: 82 halftones, 24 line drawings
  • Sales rank: 1,609,510

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Employing the same methodology she has used in her previous studies of Greek sculpture, Brunilde Sismondo Ridgway critically scrutinizes most of the best-known pieces of Greek sculpture to determine what can be securely considered to have been produced during 200-100 B.C. Arguing that characterizations of the second century have been overly influenced by the dramatic Pergamon Altar, Ridgway begins afresh, examining architectural sculpture, statuary in the round, funerary and votive reliefs, and the difficult cases of sculptures known only, or primarily, through later copies, or found on Italian soil but probably made by Greek masters. Her exploration ultimately reveals a tentative but plausible picture of the artistic trends of this fascinating period.

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Brunilde Sismondo Ridgway is the Rhys Carpenter Professor Emerita of Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology at Bryn Mawr College. Her many books include Hellenistic Sculpture I: The Styles of ca. 331-200 B.C. and Fourth-Century Styles in Greek Sculpture. She is the recipient of the Gold Medal for Distinguished Archaeological Achievement from the Archaeological Institute of America.

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"Without doubt the most influential scholar of Greek sculpture of the last thirty years." - Mark Fullerton, author of The Archaistic Style in Roman Statuary"