Classical Greece and the Birth of Western Art

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Cambridge University Press, Oct 20, 2008 - Art - 358 pages
What was the "Classical Revolution" in Greek art? What were its contexts, aims, achievements, and impact? This book introduces students to these questions and offers some answers to them. Andrew Stewart examines Greek architecture, painting, and sculpture of the fifth and fourth centuries BC in relation to the great political, social, cultural, and intellectual issues of the period. Intended for use in courses in classical civilization as well as Greek art and archaeology, his book draws on Greek lyric poetry, tragedy, comedy, historiography, oratory, and philosophy in order to illuminate the art of the period.

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Andrew Stewart is Nicholas C. Petris Professor of Greek Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. A scholar of Greek art and archaeology, he has received fellowships from the Guggenheim and Getty Foundations and the ACLS and is a member of the American School of Classical Studies in Athens and the Deutsches Archäologisches Institut. He is the author of Art, Desire and the Body in Ancient Greece and most recently, Attalos Athens and the Akropolis: The Pergamene 'Little Barbarians' and their Roman and Renaissance Legacy.

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