Personal Styles in Greek Sculpture

Personal Styles in Greek Sculpture

Paperback Yale Classical Studies (Paperback)

Edited by Olga Palagia, Edited by J. J. Pollitt

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  • Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • Format: Paperback | 250 pages
  • Dimensions: 190mm x 246mm x 15mm | 494g
  • Publication date: 1 May 2011
  • Publication City/Country: Cambridge
  • ISBN 10: 0521657385
  • ISBN 13: 9780521657389
  • Edition statement: Revised ed.
  • Illustrations note: 131 b/w illus.
  • Sales rank: 1,297,820

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The aim of this 1996 book is to identify and evaluate the distinctive styles of five important ancient Greek sculptors whose work is discussed by ancient writers. Its underlying assumption is that the history of Greek sculpture was not simply governed by impersonal, evolutionary forces but that, like the sculpture of later periods, it was shaped by the intuitions, predilections and innovations of particular individuals. The international group of authors whose essays appear here recognize that the problematical and fragmentary nature of the surviving evidence makes their task a difficult one. Nevertheless, by drawing upon the evidence of recent archaeological finds and by re-evaluating both the ancient literary sources and earlier scholarly literature, they expand our understanding of the role of personal styles in ancient Greek art.

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"Pollitt's fascinating introduction summarizes scholarship from early sixteenth century to twentieth century. Harrison summarizes beautifully her thirty years of research..." Classical World "This book should become a standard reference work and an especially useful resource for introuducing students to the 'Furtw^D"^a ngler method'" Mark B. Garrison, Religious Studies Review

Table of contents

Introduction: masters and masterworks in the study of classical sculpture J. J. Pollitt; 1. Pheidias Evelyn B. Harrison; 2. Polykleitos Adolf H. Borbein; 3. Praxiteles Aileen Ajootian; 4. Lysippos Charles M. Edwards; 5. Damophon Petros Themelis.