A History of Greek Art

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John Wiley & Sons, Dec 16, 2014 - Art - 440 pages
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Offering a unique blend of thematic and chronological investigation, this highly illustrated, engaging text explores the rich historical, cultural, and social contexts of 3,000 years of Greek art, from the Bronze Age through the Hellenistic period.

  • Uniquely intersperses chapters devoted to major periods of Greek art from the Bronze Age through the Hellenistic period, with chapters containing discussions of important contextual themes across all of the periods
  • Contextual chapters illustrate how a range of factors, such as the urban environment, gender, markets, and cross-cultural contact, influenced the development of art
  • Chronological chapters survey the appearance and development of key artistic genres and explore how artifacts and architecture of the time reflect these styles
  • Offers a variety of engaging and informative pedagogical features to help students navigate the subject, such as timelines, theme-based textboxes, key terms defined in margins, and further readings.
  • Information is presented clearly and contextualized so that it is accessible to students regardless of their prior level of knowledge
  • A book companion website is available at www.wiley.gom/go/greekart with the following resources: PowerPoint slides, glossary, and timeline
 

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Contents

the sixth Century c 625600480 bce
179
narrative
209
the fifth Century c 480400 bce
235
the ProduCtion of Greek art and its Markets
265
Sculpture
271
Artists and Workshops
279
Further Reading
285
the fourth Century to c 330 bce
286
The Riace Warriors as Hellenistic Sculpture
378
ePiloGue
380
vii
396
introduCtion and issues in
1
Some Questions to Consider for this Book 10
10
A Few Notes About Using this Book 16
16
Early Cycladic and Minoan Periods c 31002000 bce 24
24
Protopalatial and Neopalatial Crete 32
32

identity
319
the hellenistiC Period c 33030 bce
341
Characteristics of the Hellenistic Period
347
Sculptural Styles and Dating
355
Representations and Portrayal
363
Painting
369
The Cyclades
39
The Eruption of Thera and Debates over Absolute Chronology
46
the suBMyCenaean ProtoGeoMetriC
68
CiviC doMestiC and funerary
97
the seventh Century c 725700625600 bce
130
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About the author (2014)

Mark Stansbury-O'Donnell is a Professor of Art History at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota.† He is the author of Pictorial Narrative in Ancient Greek Art (1999), Vase Painting, Gender, and Social Identity in Archaic Athens (2006), and Looking at Greek Art (2011).

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