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Art in the Hellenistic age

Author: J J Pollitt
Publisher: Cambridge [Cambridgeshire] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1986.
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'The best reason to study Hellenistic art is for its own sake' writes Professor Pollitt in the Preface to Art in the Hellenistic Age. 'But', he continues, 'I would suggest that there is an additional quality that should make the art of the Hellenistic age of particular interest to modern audiences: the fact that in background and content it was the product of an age in many ways similar to our own ... The result of  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: J J Pollitt
ISBN: 0521257123 9780521257121 0521276721 9780521276726
OCLC Number: 12052260
Description: 329 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm
Contents: Royal iconography --
Lysippos and his school --
Personality and psychology in portraiture --
The sculpture of Pergamon --
Hellenistic baroque --
Rococo, realism, and the exotic --
Rome as a center of Hellenistic art --
Style and retrospection : neoclassicism and archaism --
Pictorial illusion and narration --
Hellenistic mosaics --
Hellenistic architechture : theatrical and scholarly forms --
Alexandria and the Pharaoh.
Responsibility: J.J. Pollitt.


This 1986 book is an interpretative history of Greek art during the Hellenistic period.  Read more...
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