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Boardman, John 1927-

Works: 436 works in 2,627 publications in 7 languages and 50,263 library holdings
Genres: History  Reference works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Honoree, Other, Dedicatee, Author of introduction, Translator, Redactor, Illustrator, wat, Contributor, Creator, Secretary
Classifications: N5630, 938
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Most widely held works by John Boardman
The Oxford history of the classical world by John Boardman( Book )

45 editions published between 1986 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 4,745 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of essays from thirty contributors provides a comprehensive overview of the Greco-Roman world, its history, and its social, political, artistic, and cultural achivements
Greek art by John Boardman( Book )

131 editions published between 1964 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 4,609 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 )

28 editions published between 1993 and 2001 in English and Italian and held by 1,976 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
The Cambridge Ancient History by I. E. S Edwards( Book )

24 editions published in 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,968 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides an account of what is known about the remotest geological ages, comprising chapters on the different kinds of evidence concerning man and his physical environment
Athenian red figure vases, the classical period : a handbook by John Boardman( Book )

88 editions published between 1975 and 2014 in English and held by 1,906 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the historical and artistic aspects of Athenian red figure vases of the classical period through the fourth century
Greek sculpture by John Boardman( Book )

41 editions published between 1985 and 2005 in English and French and held by 1,791 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
Athenian black figure vases by John Boardman( Book )

65 editions published between 1974 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,546 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Greek sculpture : the archaic period : a handbook by John Boardman( Book )

55 editions published between 1978 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For most people there is no more satisfying expression of Greek art than its sculpture. It was the first, the only ancient art to break free from conceptual conventions for representing men and animals, and to explore consciously how art might imitate or even improve upon it. The first stages of this discovery, from the semi-abstract beginnings in the eighth century BC to the more representational art of the early fifth century, are explored and illustrated in this handbook
The Greeks overseas : their early colonies and trade by John Boardman( Book )

57 editions published between 1973 and 2011 in English and held by 1,386 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 Oxford illustrated history of Greece and the Hellenistic world by John Boardman( Book )

41 editions published between 1986 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 1,239 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 )

17 editions published between 1985 and 2003 in English and held by 1,200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

24 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in English and held by 1,011 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
Greek burial customs by Donna C Kurtz( Book )

16 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 945 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pre-classical: from Crete to Archaic Greece by John Boardman( Book )

26 editions published between 1967 and 1978 in 3 languages and held by 856 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes chapters on Etruscan & Scythian visual arts
The diffusion of classical art in antiquity by John Boardman( Book )

18 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and German and held by 844 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In some places, such as Italy, these images were overwhelmingly successful. In Egypt, the Celtic world, the eastern steppes, and other regions with strong local traditions, they were never effectively assimilated. Finally, in cultures where there was a subtler blend of influences, notably in the Buddhist east, the Classical images could serve as a catalyst to the generation of effective new styles. Boardman's approach is as much archaeological as art-historical, and the processes he reveals pose questions about how images in general are copied and reinterpreted. In addition, the author has demonstrated for specialists and for a broader audience that looking at Greek art from the outside provides a wealth of new understanding of Greek art itself
The Cambridge ancient history by John Boardman( Book )

85 editions published between 1925 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 842 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Volume III of The Cambridge Ancient History was first published in 1925 in one volume. The new edition has expanded to such an extent, owing to the immense amount of new information now available, that it has had to be divided into three parts. Volume III Part 1 opens with a survey of the Balkans north of Greece in the Prehistoric period. This is the first time such a survey has been published of this area which besides its intrinsic interest is important for its influence on the cultures of the Aegean and Anatolia. The rest of the book is devoted to the tenth to the eighth centuries B.C. In Greece and the Aegean the main theme is the gradual regeneration from the Dark Age and the emergence of a society in which can be seen the beginnings of the city-state. During the same period in Western Asia and the Middle East the Kingdoms of Assyria and Babylonia rise to power, the Urartians appear, and in Palestine the kingdoms of Israel and Judah flourish. In Egypt the country's fortunes revive briefly under Shoshenq I. The final chapter in this part deals with the languages of Greece and the Balkans and with the invention and spread of alphabetic writing
The Greeks overseas: with maps, twenty-four plates, and seventy-five text figures by John Boardman( Book )

40 editions published between 1964 and 1999 in 5 languages and held by 791 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Early Greek vase painting : 11th-6th centuries BC : a handbook / John Boardman by John Boardman( Book )

14 editions published in 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 763 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"All the components of Greek art which were to culminate in the Classical styles of the 5th century BC can be traced in the development of vase painting in early Greece, from the 11th to the 6th centuries BC. Geometric styles gave way by about 700 BC to the influence of the Near East; in the following Orientalizing period the Greeks learned how to tell a story in pictures; and by the 6th century various regional studios were competing with the dominant Corinthian and Athenian potters and painters for markets east and west. Early Greek vases display the Greek painter's craft at its most mathematical, its most colorful, and in its most directly narrative mode. They closely mirror the history and culture of their day. The later achievements of Greek art can only be fully understood in the light of this formative period of variety, competition and experiment."--BOOK JACKET
The Oxford history of the Roman world( Book )

20 editions published between 1991 and 2002 in English and held by 753 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 gems and finger rings: early Bronze Age to late Classical by John Boardman( Book )

21 editions published between 1970 and 2001 in English and held by 722 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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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 Brits kunsthistoricus

John Boardman brytyjski archeolog i historyk sztuki

Τζων Μπόρντμαν

Джон Бордман

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Greek artThe Oxford history of classical artThe Cambridge Ancient HistoryAthenian red figure vases, the classical period : a handbookGreek sculptureAthenian black figure vasesGreek sculpture : the archaic period : a handbookThe Greeks overseas : their early colonies and trade