The Art and Archaeology of Ancient Greece
This richly illustrated, four-colour textbook introduces the art and archaeology of ancient Greece, from the Bronze Age through to the Roman conquest. Suitable for students with no prior knowledge of ancient art, this textbook reviews the main objects and monuments of the ancient Greek world, emphasizing the context and function of these artefacts in their particular place and time. Students are led to a rich understanding of how objects were meant to be perceived, what 'messages' they transmitted and how the surrounding environment shaped their meaning. The book contains nearly five hundred illustrations (with over four hundred in colour), including specially commissioned photographs, maps, floorplans and reconstructions. Judith M. Barringer examines a variety of media, including marble and bronze sculpture, public and domestic architecture, painted vases, coins, mosaics, terracotta figurines, reliefs, jewellery and wall paintings. Numerous text boxes, chapter summaries and timelines, complemented by a detailed glossary, support student learning.
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aerial view Agora Akropolis Alexander Alexander’s altar amphora Antikensammlung Archaeological archaic architectural Athenian Akropolis Athens athletic Attic blackfigure Attic redfigure Berlin British Museum Bronze Age building cella century BC Classical columns Corinthian Crete culture decoration deities Delos Delphi depicts Dionysos Doric Dreros east pediment eastern Eretria façade female fifthcentury figures fourth century frieze fromthe funerary Goette grave Greece Hellenistic Heraion Herakles Hermes images inscription interior inthe Ionic Kerameikos Knossos korai kouros krater limestone Lysippos metopes Minoan monuments mosaics Musei Museo Archeologico Museo Nazionale Mycenae Mycenaean myth mythological National Museum Nemrud Dagh nude ofthe Olympia onthe opisthodomos Painter palace Parthenon pediment Pentelic marble Pergamon period Persian Photo portrait pottery pronaos reconstruction relief reproduced with permission Roman copy Rome Samos sanctuary scholars sculpted sculpture Siphnian Treasury stone structure style temple of Apollo temple of Zeus terracotta theater Theseus tomb tothe vase painting Vergina votive walls Zeus