9780892366958

Ancient Greece : Art, Architecture, and History

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    9780892366958

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    0892366958

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2004-03-11
  • Publisher: J Paul Getty Museum Pubns
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Summary

Since antiquity, the achievements of the Greeks in art and architecture have elicited great admiration. From the Parthenon and the other temples on the Acropolis of Athens to the fabled palace of king Minos at Knossos on Crete to the walled city of Mycenae--home of the Trojan leader Agamemnon--Greek art and architecture continue to this day to fascinate visitors to Greece and influence Western aesthetics. This informative handbook traces Greek art and architecture from the third millennium to the first century B.C. Belozerskaya and Lapatin relate the rich development of styles, techniques, and motifs to the history of this period. The culmination of these developments in architecture, sculpture, and vase painting in the fifth century B.C. is illustrated in such masterpieces as the temples at Paestum in Italy, the sculptures of the Parthenon, the bronze charioteer from Delphi, and works of the Attic black-and red-figure vase painters. Also included in the book is a discussion of the spread of Greek culture to southern Italy and Sicily and the influence of Greek artistic traditions on Roman art. With more than three hundred illustrations, this book will serve as an attractive guide for students, travelers, and all those interested in ancient Greek civilization.

Author Biography


Marina Belozerskaya is an art historian and freelance writer. Kenneth Lapatin is assistant curator of antiquities at the Getty Museum.

Table of Contents

What Is Greek Art? 6(4)
2600-1100 B.C Between Myth and Reality: Minoans and Mycenaens
Minoan Crete
10(2)
The Palace of Knossos
12(2)
The Variety of Materials and Forms
14(2)
War and Trade: The Mycenaean World
16(2)
Mycenae: The Mighty Fortress
18(2)
Mycenae, Rich in Gold
20(4)
1100-610 B.C. From Geometric to Orientalizing
Conceptualizing the World
24(2)
Ordering the Universe
26(2)
Aristocratic Values
28(2)
The Orientalizing Period
30(4)
610-480 B.C. Archaic Art
The Greek Polis
34(2)
The Athenian Akropolis before the Persian Destruction
36(2)
Kouroi
38(2)
Korai
40(2)
The Sanctuary of Apollo at Delphi
42(2)
Magna Graecia: Greek Colonies in the West. Paestum
44(2)
Selinus
46(2)
Athenian Vase-Painting
48(4)
480-450 B.C. The Early Classical Period
Changes in Art and Society in the Early Classical Period
52(2)
Persian Wars
54(2)
The Doric Temple in the Early Classical Period
56(2)
Pediments of the Temple of Zeus at Olympia
58(2)
Explorations of the Human Body in Early Classical Sculpture
60(2)
Western Greeks in the Early Classical Period
62(2)
Greek Painting: The Tomb of the Diver at Paestum
64(2)
The Greek Ideal of Beauty
66(4)
450-323 B.C. The Classical Period
Athens in the Age of Perikles
70(2)
The Akropolis of Athens
72(2)
The Parthenon Pediments
74(2)
The Parthenon Frieze and Metopes
76(2)
The Doric Temple in the Classical Period
78(2)
Lost Masterpieces
80(2)
Greek Theater
82(2)
The Evolution of Classical Sculpture
84(2)
The Kerameikos Cemetery in Athens
86(2)
The Maussolleion at Halikarnassos
88(2)
Skopas and Praxiteles
90(2)
Sanctuary of Asklepios at Epidauros
92(2)
Urban Planning: Priene
94(2)
New Architectural Forms
96(2)
Greek Culture in the East
98(4)
323-31 B.C. Art in the Hellenistic Age
Alexander the Great and the Birth of the Hellenistic Age
102(2)
Lysippos
104(2)
Hellenistic Kingships
106(2)
Urban Planning as a Magnificent Setting
108(2)
The Great Altar of Zeus at Pergamon
110(2)
Urban Planning in the Service of Well-Being
112(2)
The Great Temples of Asia Minor
114(2)
Hellenism and the East: Nemrud Dagh
116(2)
Hellenistic Portraiture: In Search of the Individual
118(2)
New Genres of Art
120(2)
The Female Nude
122(2)
Genre Scenes in Late Hellenistic Art
124(2)
Odysseus at Sperlonga
126(2)
The Laoko÷n
128(4)
Appendixes
Map of Cited Places
132(2)
Timeline
134(2)
Index of Names
136(4)
Index of Myths and Gods
140(2)
Major Collections of Greek Art
142

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