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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Jeffrey M. Hurwit is Philip H. Knight Professor of Art History and Classics at the University of Oregon. He is the author of books, including The Acropolis in the Age of Pericles (Cambridge University Press, 2004) and The Art and Culture of Early Greece, 1100 480 BC (1985). He has taught in Siena, Italy and Athens, Greece and has lectured widely across the United States and Europe. He was Martha S. Joukowsky Lecturer for the Archaeological Institute of America in 2000 1 and a Guggenheim Fellow in 1987 8.

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