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Making sense of Greek art

Author: Viccy Coltman
Publisher: Exeter, UK : University of Exeter Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This volume of ten essays by classicists, art historians and archaeologists engages with the intellectual challenge that is making sense of Greek art. Chronologically, the essays cover the so-called Archaic period in Greece, from 750-500 BCE, up to the Crystal Palace at Sydenham in mid-nineteenth-century Britain. With this vast historical panorama, the volume offers a series of discrete historical case-studies,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Viccy Coltman
ISBN: 9780859898300 085989830X
OCLC Number: 728087021
Description: xxii, 250 pages, [4] pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Contents: Contextual iconography : the horses of Artemis Orthia / Nicki Waugh --
Reconsidering the meanings of Athenian figured vases / Zosia Archibald --
Reflections of Greek myth in Etruria : Thetis / Vedia Izzet --
Aphrodite's Mirror : reflections of Greek Art in Roman houses / Shelley Hales --
The Archaic style in sculpture in the eyes of ancient and modern viewers / Christopher H. Hallett --
Jacques-Louis David, the Greek ideal, and an alternative / Ed Lilley --
'The most ancient monuments of the fine arts' : collecting and displaying Greek vases in early nineteenth-century English interiors / Viccy Coltman --
Sculpturae uitam insufflat pictura : breathing life into Greek sculpture in the works of Lawrence Alma-Tadema and Jean-Léon Gérôme / Genevieve Liveley --
'Living Alma-Tadema pictures' : Hypatia at The Haymarket Theatre / Michael Liversidge --
Marbles for the masses : the Elgin Marbles at the Crystal Palace, Sydenham / Kate Nichols.
Responsibility: edited by Viccy Coltman.

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A collection of essays by classicists, art historians and archaeologists engaging with the intellectual challenge that is making sense of Greek art, from 750-500 BCE to mid nineteenth-century Britain.

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"This is a significant contribution to the field and could well be made the textbook for a second-level Greek art course."--Robin Osborne, University of Cambridge--Robin Osborne "The book promises to Read more...

 
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