Structure, Image, Ornament: Architectural Sculpture in the Greek World

Structure, Image, Ornament: Architectural Sculpture in the Greek World


Edited by Peter Schultz, By (author) Ralf Von Den Hoff


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  • Publisher: Oxbow Books
  • Format: Hardback | 248 pages
  • Dimensions: 212mm x 300mm x 22mm | 1,179g
  • Publication date: 1 January 2010
  • Publication City/Country: Oxford
  • ISBN 10: 1842173448
  • ISBN 13: 9781842173442
  • Illustrations note: black and white illustrations
  • Sales rank: 1,510,658

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This volume presents the proceedings of a conference hosted by the American School of Classical Studies, Athens and the Deutsches Archaologisches Institut, Athens in 2004. There are additional contributions from Patricia Butz, Robin Osborne, Katherine Schwab, Justin St. P. Walsh, Hilda Westervelt and Lorenz Winkler-Horacek. The contents are divided into four sections I. Structure and Ornament; II. Technique and Agency; III. Myth and Narrative and IV. Diffusion and Influence. Highlights include Robin Osbornes discussion of What you can do with a chariot but cant do with a satyr on a Greek temple; Ralf von den Hoffs consideration of the Athenian treasury at Delphi; and Katherine Schwabs presentation of New evidence for Parthenon east metope 14. The papers not only cover a great variety of issues in architectural sculpture but also present a range of case studies from all over the Greek world. The result is an important collection of current research.

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...a useful book for scholars, graduates and undergraduates.'--John Ma, Corpus Christi College, Oxford University"Bryn Mawr Classical Review" (03/01/2011)