The Art and Culture of Early Greece, 1100-480 B.C.

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Cornell University Press, 1987 - Art - 367 pages
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This handsomely illustrated book offers a broad synthesis of Archaic Greek culture. Unlike other books dealing with the art and architecture of the Archaic period, it places these subjects in their historical, social, literary, and intellectual contexts. Origins and originality constitute a central theme, for during this period representational and narrative art, monumental sculpture and architecture, epic, lyric, and dramatic poetry, the city-state (polis), tyranny and early democracy, and natural philosophy were all born.


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I loved this book: comprehensive, authoritative, and best of all, accessibly-written. I knew next to nothing about Greek art but was curious about black-figure pottery and hadn't been able to find a ... Read full review


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JUDITH M. BARRINGER is Reader in Classics at the University of Edinburgh.

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