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The Art of Vase-Painting in Classical Athens / Edition 1

The Art of Vase-Painting in Classical Athens / Edition 1

by Martin Robertson


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In this book, Professor Martin Robertson, author of A History of Greek Art (CUP 1975) and A Shorter History of Greek Art (CUP 1981), draws together the results of a lifetime's study of Greek vase-painting, tracing the history of figure-drawing on Athenian pottery from the invention of the "red-figure" technique in the later archaic period to the abandonment of figured vase-decoration two hundred years later. The book covers red-figure and also work produced over the same period in the same workshops in black-figure and other techniques, especially that of drawing in outline on a white ground. This book is a major contribution to the history of Greek vase-painting and anyone seriously interested in the subject--whether scholar, student, curator, collector or amateur--will find it essential reading.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521338813
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 01/28/1994
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 364
Product dimensions: 8.27(w) x 10.98(h) x 0.79(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; Introduction; 1. The beginning of red-figure; 2. A time of ferment: the red-figure Pioneers and their contemporaries; 3. After the Pioneers: red-figure mastery; the beginnings of white-ground; 4. Archaic into classical; 5. Early classical; 6. High classical; 7. Developments from the high classical; 8. The later fifth century; developments into the fourth; 9. The fourth century; Notes; Bibliography and abbreviations; List of illustrations; Index.

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