An Archaeology of Representations: Ancient Greek Vase-painting and Contemporary Methodologies
Institut du Livre, A. Kardamitsa, Jan 1, 2009 - History - 491 pages
How can we read the intricacies of figural representations painted on pottery? Such a hermeneutic progress depends on our broader understanding of ancient Greek visual signes and languages, as well as on the methodological strategies we consturct and apply to our analyses. Exploring diverse mehtodologies, adopted or advanced in older as well as in more recent interdisciplinary research on ancient Greek vases, An Archaeology of Representaions: Ancient Greek Vase-Painting and Contermporary Methodosogies offers original approaches to vase-paintings of archaic and classical Greece, with an emphasis on the semiotics of ancient modes of representation. Written by an internatinal group of eminent scholars, the essays in this book address methodological questions and propose wie-ranging interpretive arguments for the study of a large number of images from the rich and complex corpus of ancient Gree vase-painting.
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