Personal Styles in Greek Sculpture

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Olga Palagia, Jerome Jordan Pollitt, J. J. Pollitt
Cambridge University Press, Jan 21, 1999 - Art - 187 pages
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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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Contents

Pheidias
16
Polykleitos
66
Praxiteles
91
Lysippos
130
Damophon
154
Acknowledgments for illustrations
186
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About the author (1999)

Olga Palagia is Professor of Classical Archaeology at the University of Athens, Greece. A member of the committee for the restoration of the Acropolis monuments and Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries, among many other distinctions, she is editor, most recently, of Greek Sculpture: Function, Materials, and Techniques in the Archaic and Classical Periods.

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