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Art, desire, and the body in ancient Greece

Author: Andrew F Stewart
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York, NY, USA : Cambridge University Press, 1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The body was central to the visual culture of ancient Greece, reflecting an obsession with physical beauty, integrity, dynamism, and power. Greek images of the body, nude and draped, still captivate the Western imagination. In this penetrating study, Andrew Stewart analyzes the problem of the Greeks' strange preoccupation with nakedness and sketches how artworks filter our understanding of the subject. Exploring
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew F Stewart
ISBN: 0521450640 9780521450645 0521456800 9780521456807
OCLC Number: 34410499
Description: xiv, 272 pages : illustrations (some color), map ; 29 cm
Contents: 1. Perspectives --
2. Nakedness --
3. Tooling the Body --
4. Three Attic Ideologies --
5. Of War and Love --
6. "Womanufacture" --
7. The Athenian Body Politic --
8. Erotica --
9. Beyond the Walls --
10. Looking Forward: After Alexander --
Appendix. Archaic and Early Classical Small Bronzes of Girls "Going Dorian."
Responsibility: Andrew Stewart.
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The body was central to the visual culture of ancient Greece, reflecting an obsession with physical beauty, integrity, dynamism, and power. Greek images of the body, nude and draped, still captivate the Western imagination. In this penetrating study, Andrew Stewart analyzes the problem of the Greeks' strange preoccupation with nakedness and sketches how artworks filter our understanding of the subject. Exploring selected constructions of gender, ranging from the men of the Parthenon frieze to naked girls on Spartan hand mirrors, he offers close readings of the two most authoritative essays on the subject: Polykleitos' Spearbearer and Praxiteles' Knidian Aphrodite. Moreover, Stewart investigates the Greek body as a microcosm of society, focusing on figurations of the Athenian body polity; erotica for men and women; and selected representations of the Other, such as Gorgons, Satyrs, Centaurs, and Amazons.

A cultural, theoretical, and sociological study of this seminal topic, Stewart's analysis offers new insights into the society and mentality of the ancient Greeks.

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