Greek sculpture: the archaic period : a handbook

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Oxford University Press, 1978 - Art - 252 pages
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This handbook chronicles the development of Classical Greek sculpture and includes not only illustrations of the masterpieces of architectural sculptural from the temple of Zeus at Olympia and the Parthenon, but also many original works of bronze sculpture from that period, some of which have only recently been discovered.

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Review: Greek Sculpture: The Classical Period: A Handbook

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Easy to see why Boardman is known as the best in his field. Good text photos and if you are interested in this period there is plenty to enjoy. References take to to the museums for your more detailed study periods. Read full review

Review: Greek Sculpture: The Archaic Period

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Good descriptions of the arts displayed but one thing that Boardman never explains is why the Greeks moved to displaying human figures and located them at the expense of earlier more imaginative art and theological representations. Read full review


The first marble sculpture Kouroi Korai Perirrhanteria
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John Boardman is Lincoln Professor of Classical Archaelogy and Art at Oxford University, and editor of the acclaimed Oxford History of The Classical World, which The New York Times Book Review called "the finest one-volume survey available."

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