Greek Art A&i

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1997-07-07
  • Publisher: Phaidon Press

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This account of Greek art (c3000-c100BC) sets the formation of the Classicaltyle in its historical context. The paticular social, political andeligious factors involved in the patronage of buildings, sculpture andaintings are explored.;The development of Greek art is traced fromntecedents in Minoan and Mycenaean times to the Hellenistic world afterlexander. Throughout the book art is explained not only in terms of thoseho created and commisioned it, but also with reference to the archaeology ofhe places which hosted it - sanctuaries such as Olympia and Delphi, or urbanhowplaces such as Pergamum.

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Artist in Ancient Greecep. 5
The Question of Origins: The Prehistoric Aegeanp. 27
Epic Figures: Myth in Early Artp. 67
Competition and Commemoration: Cities and Sanctuariesp. 101
Democracy's Children: Art in the Age of Periklesp. 169
Myth into History, History into Myth: Temple Sculpturesp. 209
The World as a Stage: Art and Greek Dramap. 275
Colossal Ambitions: Alexander's Impact on Artp. 313
Across Two Millennia: The Greek Legacyp. 379
Glossaryp. 420
Mythical and Divine Figuresp. 423
Artists and Other Historical Figuresp. 428
Key Datesp. 432
Mapsp. 434
Further Readingp. 438
Indexp. 441
Acknowledgementsp. 446
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