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Understanding Greek sculpture : ancient meanings, modern readings

Author: Nigel Jonathan Spivey
Publisher: New York : Thames and Hudson, 1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Many pieces of Greek sculpture are very familiar to us - the Discobolus, the Venus de Milo and the Parthenon frieze, for instance - but our appreciation of them as "works of art," enshrined in museums, is far removed from the ways in which the ancient Greeks saw and perceived them. To comprehend why Greek sculpture looks as it does we have to recreate the conditions of its production and consider those who
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Named Person: Phidias
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nigel Jonathan Spivey
ISBN: 0500237107 9780500237106 0500278768 9780500278765
OCLC Number: 36645523
Description: 240 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The Greek revolution --
Daedalus and the wings of techne --
Sacred decoration --
Heroes apparent --
From Marathon to the Parthenon --
In search of Pheidias --
Revealing Aphrodite --
The patronage of kings --
Graecia Capta.
Responsibility: Nigel Spivey.

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This text examines the contexts in which classical statuary was made and displayed, and restores its former cultural significance. It explains the techniques of the manufacture of Greek sculpture,  Read more...

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