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The modernity of ancient sculpture : Greek sculpture and modern art from Winckelmann to Picasso

Author: Elizabeth Prettejohn
Publisher: London ; New York : I.B. Tauris, 2012.
Series: New directions in classics, 2.
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What can modern art have to do with ancient sculpture? Surely the excitement of modern art lies in its utter repudiation of classical example? Elizabeth PretteJohn's important and revisionist new book argues otherwise: that ancient sculpture and modern art have been in constant dialogue since Johann Joachim Winckelmann invented the modern discipline of art history. It shows how ancient sculptures could inspire  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Elizabeth Prettejohn
ISBN: 1848859031 9781848859036 1848859023 9781848859029
OCLC Number: 747008385
Description: xvi, 302 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: List of Illustrations --
Acknowledgements --
Introduction --
1. The Discovery of Greek Sculpture --
2. The Artist, Ancient and Modern --
3. Modernism --
Notes --
Selected Bibliography --
Index.
Series Title: New directions in classics, 2.
Responsibility: Elizabeth Prettejohn.

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Modernism in the visual arts has been defined as a liberation from the classical inheritance. But according to one standard narrative, the modern discipline of art history began only with a study of  Read more...

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Never less than persuasive, in the subtlety and accessibility of its visual or verbal analyses, the book includes revelatory ideas on almost every page.' Jason Edwards, Reader in the History of Art, Read more...

 
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