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    DescriptionThis book, newly available in paperback, is the definitive survey of Greek vases by the outstanding world authority on classical archaeology and art. In it, John Boardman sketches the stylistic history of Greek vases and goes on to explore the many other matters that make the subject so fruitful: the process of identifying artists; the methods of making and decorating the vases and the problems in doing so; the life of the potter; the pots' dissemination beyond Greece; and their functions in life, cult and as messengers of style and subject. Boardman demonstrates how Greek artists exercised a style of narrative in art that was long influential in the West, and how their pictures reflected not simply on story-telling, but on the politics and social order of the day.

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    The History of Greek Vases
    Potters, Painters and Pictures
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) John Boardman
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 320
    Width: 183 mm
    Height: 255 mm
    Thickness: 26 mm
    Weight: 1,060 g
    ISBN 13: 9780500285930
    ISBN 10: 0500285934

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25830
    LC classification: N
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T General Subject: 140
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.5
    BIC E4L: HIS
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    BIC subject category V2: HDDK
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    Ingram Subject Code: AT
    Ingram Theme: CULT/GREECE
    Libri: I-AT
    BISAC V2.8: ART015060
    B&T Approval Code: A04502000, A02302030
    DC22: 738.3820938, 738.3/0938
    BISAC V2.8: ART045000
    Thema V1.0: NKD, AFP
    Illustrations note
    358 illustrations
    Thames & Hudson Ltd
    Imprint name
    Thames & Hudson Ltd
    Publication date
    21 January 2008
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Sir John Boardman is known and respected the world over as the outstanding authority on classical archaeology and art. His prodigious output of books includes some thirty titles, ranging from The Cretan Collection in Oxford (1961) to studies of Greek pottery and sculpture. He has received numerous honours, including a knighthood in 1989 and honorary doctorates from the University of Athens and the Sorbonne.
    Table of contents
    1. A History of Greek Vases; 2. Connoisseurship; 3. Potters and Painters; 4. Trade; 5. Pictures and People I; 6. Pictures and People II; 7. Greek Vases in Use; 8. Pottery and Other Arts; 9. Tricks of the Trade; 10. Tools of the Study.