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Greek art and archaeology

Author: John Griffiths Pedley
Publisher: Upper Saddle River, NJ : Prentice Hall, ©2012.
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Synopsis: Now in its fifth edition, Greek Art and Archaeology charts the achievements of Greek art and civilization over 3000 years, from the abstract figures of the Cycladic islands and the mighty palaces of Crete to the baroque sculptures and complex architecture of the Hellenistic kingdoms. This new edition introduces a wealth of new material including discussion and illustration of new findings at early Bronze  Read more...
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Pedley, John Griffiths.
Greek art and archaeology.
Upper Saddle River, NJ : Prentice Hall, ©2012
(OCoLC)768347075
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Griffiths Pedley
ISBN: 9780205001330 0205001335
OCLC Number: 650505960
Description: 400 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 28 cm
Contents: Preface --
Introduction. The recovery of antiquity ; Literary sources ; The development of classical archaeology ; Culture and society : Harriet Boyd Hawes: American pioneer ; Map : The Greek world --
The Aegean in the third millennium c3000-2000 BC. Chronology ; Crete ; The Cyclades ; Greece ; Map : Minoan Crete and the Bronze Age Aegean --
The Middle Bronze Age c2000-1550 BC. Crete ; The Cyclades ; Greece ; Troy ; Controversies and issues : Art and the market : Forgery ; Controversies and issues : Heinrich Schliemann : scholar or rascal? ; Controversies and issues : Priam's treasure : doubts and difficulties --
The Late Bronze Age c1550-1100 BC. The shipwreck off Uluburun ; Crete ; The Cyclades ; Greece ; Troy and the end of the Bronze Age in Greece ; Culture and society : Linear B and its decipherment --
The Dark Age and geometric Greece c1100-700 BC. Architecture ; Sculpture ; Pottery ; Colonization ; Culture and society : Burying the dead ; Map : The Greek world to c400 BC ; Map : South Italy and Sicily --
The orientalizing period c700-600 BC. Pottery ; Architecture and architectural sculpture ; Sculpture ; Culture and society : Drinking and dining : the symposium ; Culture and society : Food --
Archaic Greece c600-480 BC. Athens ; Architecture and architectural sculpture ; Sculpture ; Pottery ; Culture and society : Coins and coinage ; Controversies and issues : The Getty Kouros: is it for real? ; Culture and society : Connoisseurship ; Map : Greece and the Aegean --
The period of transition c480-450 BC. Athens and the Western Greeks ; The women's world ; Architecture and architectural sculpture ; Sculpture ; Pottery and wall painting ; Culture and society : Silver mines and silver coins at Athens ; Culture and society : Homosexuality --
The High Classical Period c450-400 BC. The Peloponnesian War ; Architecture and architectural sculpture ; Sculpture ; Pottery and wall painting ; Controversies and issues : Lord Elgin and the Parthenon Marbles ; Map : Attica --
The Fourth Century c400-300 BC. Architecture and architectural sculpture ; Sculpture ; Pottery ; Wall painting and mosaics ; Macedon ; Controversies and issues : The theater at Athens : were women in the audience? ; Controversies and issues : Vergina : the tomb of Philip (but which Philip?) ; Map : The Greek world c400-30 BC --
Hellenistic Period c323-31 BC. Rome and Greece ; Architecture ; Sculpture ; Wall painting and mosaics ; Pottery ; Culture and society : The Antikythera mechanism ; Culture and society : Salvage archaeology --
Conclusion --
Chronology --
Glossary.
Other Titles: Greek art & archaeology
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Synopsis: Now in its fifth edition, Greek Art and Archaeology charts the achievements of Greek art and civilization over 3000 years, from the abstract figures of the Cycladic islands and the mighty palaces of Crete to the baroque sculptures and complex architecture of the Hellenistic kingdoms. This new edition introduces a wealth of new material including discussion and illustration of new findings at early Bronze Age sites in Crete and the Cycladic Islands, the fourteenth century BC Uluburun shipwreck, the evolution of coinage in the Greek city states, the purpose and function of temples and the Kouros figure in Archaic Greece, new ideas on interpreting the frieze of the Parthenon, and expanded coverage of the wealth and culture of Macedon. In addition, there are over 50 new color images of key works in the history of Greek art, including the Hera of Samos, the Motya charioteer, the Parthenon frieze, and newly commissioned photography of one of the masterpieces of later Greek art, the Alexander Sarcophagus. Written in a clear style, the book neatly balances lucid description with insightful interpretation and discussion. Intended for students and art enthusiasts of any age, it provides the most accessible and authoritative introduction to Greek art and archaeology available today.
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