Art and Experience in Classical Greece

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Cambridge University Press, Mar 10, 1972 - Art - 205 pages
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An account of the development of Greek art in the Classical period (about 480-320 BC) which places particular emphasis on the meaning and content of Greek sculpture, architecture and painting. Professor Pollitt reminds us that the visual arts in Greece, as elsewhere, were primarily vehicles of expression. He does not ignore formal development but always relates this to social and cultural history, which it reflected and from which it grew. While his subject is art, he refers frequently to the literature and philosophy of the period which were shaped by the same influences.
 

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Contents

Greeks and Persians
9
Confidence and doubt
22
The new severity
36
Movement and pictorial space
54
Man and the measure of all things
68
The Parthenon and the classic moment
95
The world beyond control
111
The world of the 1nd1v1dual
136
Ep1logue
197
Supplementary references to the footnotes
204
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