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Boardman, John 1927-

Works: 462 works in 2,947 publications in 6 languages and 52,261 library holdings
Genres: History  Reference works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Honoree, Other, Dedicatee, Author of introduction, Collector, Compiler, Translator, Redactor, Illustrator, wat, Contributor, Creator, Interviewee, wpr, Secretary
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Most widely held works by John Boardman
Greek art by John Boardman( Book )

146 editions published between 1964 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 4,726 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book will do for the next generation of students and general readers what its predecessor has done for the last - provide an authoritative and readable guide to the history of Greek art. It is a considerably enlarged and rewritten version of a work that has served hundreds of thousands in many languages since the early 1960s. As the author says, "This edition is different in that it takes into account new finds as well as new ideas and attitudes to the subject. I have attempted here to place Greek art back into Greece and away from galleries and art books, to try to recapture what it meant to its makers and viewers, and so better value what it has meant to later artists in the western world. The original intentions and the way these masterpieces are viewed today are often leagues apart. But foremost my aim has been to explain what Greek art looks like, how to look at it, how to enjoy it as something beyond the tourist's Parthenon, or a broken museum marble, as part of our common heritage."
The Oxford history of classical art by John Boardman( Book )

33 editions published between 1993 and 2001 in English and Italian and held by 1,982 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The art and architecture of Greece and Rome lie at the heart of the classical tradition of the western world and their legacy is so familiar as to have become commonplace. The legacy may appear simple, but the development of classical art in antiquity was complex and remarkably swift. It ran from near abstraction in eighth-century BC Greece, through years of observation and learning from the arts of the non-Greek world to the east and in Egypt, to the brilliance of the classical revolution of the fifth century, which revealed attitudes and styles undreamt of by other cultures. After Alexander the Great this became the art of an empire, readily learned by Rome and further developed according to the Romans' special character and needs until it provided the idiom for the imaging of Christianity. In this book the story of this pageant of the arts over some 1500 years is told by five leading scholars. Their aim has been to demonstrate how the arts served very different societies and patrons - tyrannies, democracies, empires; the roles and objectives of the artists; the way in which the classical style was disseminated far beyond the borders of the Greek and Roman world; but especially the splendour and quality of the arts themselves. And their method is to engage the interest of the reader by a rich succession of illustrations on to which the narrative is woven
Athenian black figure vases by John Boardman( Book )

64 editions published between 1974 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,541 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Athenian black figure vases bear the work of consummate artists like Exekias, who depicted on them scenes of myth and everyday life that deepen our knowledge and understanding of Greek antiquity. John Boardman enables the reader to study the many aspects of the vases, and to grasp the essential style of a painter or group of painters, without having to consult a number of expensive, and not always easily accessible, publications. A final section is devoted to the mythological scenes and other decorative features of the vases. 385 black-and-white illustrations"--Publisher's description
Greek sculpture : the archaic period : a handbook by John Boardman( Book )

63 editions published between 1978 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Authoritative and brilliantly illustrated. . . . The book recommends itself not only for its synthesis of existing knowledge, but also for its original ideas." -- The Daily Telegraph"
The Greeks overseas : their early colonies and trade by John Boardman( Book )

61 editions published between 1964 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Ancient Greece, colonies were sometimes founded by vanquished people, who left their homes to escape subjection at the hand of a foreign enemy; sometimes as a sequel to civil disorders, when the losers in internecine battles left to form a new city elsewhere; sometimes to get rid of surplus population, and thereby to avoid internal convulsions; and sometimes as a result of ostracism. But in most cases the motivation was to establish and facilitate relations of trade with foreign countries and further the wealth of the mother-city (in Greek, metropolis)."--Wikipedia
The Oxford illustrated history of Greece and the Hellenistic world by John Boardman( Book )

43 editions published between 1986 and 2002 in English and held by 1,229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This study begins with the eighth century BS, witnessing the emergence of the Greek city-states, and extends to the conquests of Alexander the Great and the establishment of the Greek monarchies some five centuries later."--Back cover
The Parthenon and its sculptures by John Boardman( Book )

19 editions published between 1985 and 2003 in English and held by 1,180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Photographs of the sculptures which decorate the Parthenon in Athens are accompanied by a discussion of the historical, social, and religious significance of the temple
Greek sculpture : the classical period : a handbook by John Boardman( Book )

47 editions published between 1978 and 2005 in English and held by 1,159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looks at the development of sculptures, reliefs, and friezes in fifth century B.C. Greece and assesses this period's importance in art history
Greek burial customs by Donna C Kurtz( Book )

26 editions published between 1971 and 1994 in 3 languages and held by 1,056 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The history of Greek vases : potters, painters, and pictures by John Boardman( Book )

28 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in English and held by 1,015 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In no other art of antiquity do we come closer to the visual experience of the ancient Greeks than through their finely-wrought pottery." "In this volume John Boardman explores the vases functions in Greek life and culture, and as messengers of style and subject. He relates the processes of identifying artists, the methods of making and decorating the vases, the artists lives and conduct in the potters' quarter in Greek towns, and the ways in which their wares were traded far beyond the borders of the Greek world, from Morocco to Persia, from Russia to the Sudan. Boardman demonstrates that the scenes figured on the vases reflected not simply on story-telling, but on the politics and social order of the day; moreover, they exercised a style of narrative in art that was to resonate throughout Western culture for centuries to come."--Jacket
The Greeks overseas : with maps, twenty-four plates, and seventy-five text figures by John Boardman( Book )

46 editions published between 1964 and 1999 in 6 languages and held by 885 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The spread of Greek civilization through Europe, into Africa and the Near East began long before the Classical period, long after Troy, Mycenae and Knossos had fallen. This classic study gives the archaeologist's view of one of the most important periods of European history, describing how, out of the Dark Ages of reduced population and comparative penury, the Greeks set their sails north, south, east and west to plant trading posts and colonies, to reap whatever harvest of materials and expertise the barbarian could offer, and to disseminate the benefits of their own rapidly developing and brilliant civilization. The canvas is broad - Greek mercenaries leaving graffiti on the statues of Abu Simbel in southern Egypt; Greek traders braving the Atlantic breakers or introducing wine to Burgundy. The Greeks Overseas vividly demonstrates the value of archaeology to the historical record, and indicates how much the arts and culture of Classical Greece already owed to foreign influences."--Jacket
The diffusion of classical art in antiquity by John Boardman( Book )

21 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and German and held by 848 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Boardman here explores Greek art as a foreign art transmitted to the non-Greeks of antiquity - peoples who were not necessarily able to judge the meaning of Greek art and who may have regarded the Greeks themselves with great hostility. Boardman's pioneering work assesses how and why the arts of the Classical world traveled and to what effect, roughly from the eighth century B.C. to early centuries A.D., from Britain to China. Since the Greeks were not themselves always the intermediaries and the results were largely determined by the needs of the recipients, this becomes a study of foreign images accepted or copied usually without regard to their original function
Greek sculpture : the late classical period and sculpture in colonies and overseas by John Boardman( Book )

20 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 768 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This sequel to Sir John Boardman's widely acclaimed handbooks on Greek sculpture of the Archaic and Classical periods brings the story down through the fourth century BC to the days of Alexander the Great. The author discusses the innovations of the period - the female nude and portraiture, many important monuments including the Mausoleum at Halikarnassos, and several of the great names such as Praxiteles and Lysippus who were lionised by later generations. Complementing the other handbooks this volume also presents Greek sculpture made in the colonies of Italy and Sicily from the Archaic period onwards, as well as that made for eastern, non-Greek rulers. A final section considers the role of Greek sculpture in moulding Western taste to the present day
The Oxford history of the Roman world( Book )

23 editions published between 1991 and 2002 in English and held by 754 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book tells the story of the rise of Rome from its origins as a cluster of villages to the foundation of the Roman Empire by Augustus, and its consolidation in the first two centuries AD. It also explores important aspects of the later Empire and its influence on western civilization."--Back cover
Greek offerings : essays on Greek art in honour of John Boardman( Book )

9 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the fascination of objects : Greek and Etruscan art in the Shefton collection by John Boardman( Book )

18 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Shefton Collection in Newcastle upon Tyne contains a fine array of Greek and Etruscan objects and takes its name from its founder Professor Brian Shefton (1919 – 2012). In spite of the importance of this collection it has not been widely published and remains something of a hidden gem. Brian Shefton was an insightful collector, as well as a distinguished scholar of Greek and Etruscan archaeology, and the 14 papers presented here reflect the broad scope of the collection; ranging across pottery, jewellery, terracottas and metalwork. The contributions, written by leading experts in the field, focus on specific objects or groups of objects in the Collection, providing new interpretations and bringing previously unpublished items to light. The history of the Shefton Collection is explored. Together these contributions provide a tribute to a remarkable individual who made a substantial and notable contribution to his discipline
Periplous : papers on classical art and archaeology presented to Sir John Boardman( Book )

6 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The Oxford history of classical art
Alternative Names
Boardman, J.

Boardman, J. 1927-

Boardman, J. (John), 1927-

John Boardman archeologo e storico dell'arte britannico

John Boardman britischer Klassischer Archäologe

John Boardman British art historian and archaeologist

John Boardman Brits antropoloog

John Boardman Brits kunsthistoricus

John Boardman brytyjski archeolog i historyk sztuki

Τζων Μπόρντμαν

Джон Бордман

ボードマン, ジョン

The Oxford history of classical artAthenian black figure vasesGreek sculpture : the archaic period : a handbookThe Greeks overseas : their early colonies and tradeThe Oxford illustrated history of Greece and the Hellenistic worldGreek sculpture : the classical period : a handbookThe history of Greek vases : potters, painters, and picturesThe diffusion of classical art in antiquity