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Looking at Greek Vases / Edition 1

Looking at Greek Vases / Edition 1

by Tom Rasmussen, Nigel Spivey
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This is a collection of essays by distinguished scholars that will introduce the student or museum-goer to the study of Greek vases. Although the book is roughly chronological in arrangement--beginning with the appearance of human figures on Geometric vases, and ending with their virtual disappearance from Hellenistic pottery--it is not a history of Greek vase painting, or a handbook. It offers instead a series of suggestions on how to read the often complex images presented by Greek vases, and also explains how the vases were made and distributed. The volume is fully illustrated throughout.

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ISBN-13: 9780521376792
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 07/26/1991
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 302
Sales rank: 1,132,407
Product dimensions: 5.39(w) x 8.39(h) x 0.71(d)

Table of Contents

Frontispiece; Preface; Map; 1. Adopting an approach Martin Robertson and Mary Beard; 2. The geometric style: birth of the picture J. N. Coldstream; 3. Corinth and the orientalising phenomenon Tom Ramussen; 4. The sixth-century potters and painters of Athens and their public John Boardman; 5. Vase-painting in fifth-century Athens Dyfri Williams and Lucilla Burn; 6. Greek vases in Etruria Nigel Spivey; 7. Farce and tragedy in South Italian vase-painting A. D. Trendall; 8. Fine wares in the Hellenistic world J. W. Hayes; 9. Greek vases in the marketplace Alan Johnston; 10. A closer look at the potter J. M. Hemelrijk; Greek vase shapes; Further reading and notes; List of illustrations; Index.

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