Greek art and archaeology
Extensively illustrated and clearly written, this book examines the major categories of Greek architecture, sculpture, vasepainting, wallpainting, and metalwork in a historical, social, and archaeological context. It blends factual information with stimulating interpretation and juxtaposes long-standing notions with the latest archaeological discoveries and hypotheses. Focusing on form, function, and history of style, the book explores art and artifacts chronologically from the Early Bronze through the Hellenistic eras (ca. 3000 to ca. 30 BC)--and by medium. For individuals who appreciate--and want to better understand--the art and history of Greece.
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Acropolis Aegean Agora altar amphora Aphrodite appear Archaic architects architecture Asia Minor Athenian Athens Attic black-figure British Museum Bronze Age building built cella chariot clay colonnade columns Corinth Corinthian court Crete Cyclades decorated Delphi Dionysos Doric Doric order drapery east evidence example excavation facade female fifth century bc figures figurines flank fourth century bc frieze front grave Greece Greek hair head Height Hellenistic Hera Herakles houses interior Ionic island ivory Knossos Kore kouros krater limestone mainland Greece marble metopes Minoan mosaics motifs Mycenae Mycenaean National Museum Nike Olympia opisthodomos original painters palace Parthenon pediment Pergamon period peristyle Persians Polykleitos porch Poseidonia pots pottery rectangular red-figure relief Roman copy Samos sanctuary scene sculpted sculpture Selinus shape shows Sicily side South Italy statue Stoa stone style Syracuse Temple of Athena terracotta tion tombs torso Troy vase wall painting Zeus