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Art & Archaeology of the Greek World
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Richard Neer
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Art & Archaeology of the Greek World

Richard Neer


Thames & Hudson

History of art: ancient & classical art;
Classical Greek & Roman archaeology


408 pages

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Celebrated for its abundant illustrations and accessible voice, Art & Archaeology of the Greek World arrives in its second edition with more coverage of the earliest Bronze Age and latest Hellenistic periods, and increased archaeological context; the picture of ancient Greek art is expanded to help readers better understand how the subject connects to, and reflects, the historical developments of the time. Richard Neer's clear chronological narrative takes readers through the artistic developments in Greek culture from the Minoans to the Roman conquest. We learn about how art was made and used, and how it can offer a window into the changing social and cultural world of ancient Greece.

Still the most visually led book on the subject, the text is supported with highquality photographs, reconstructions, maps and plans that help build a vibrant picture of the ancient world. Each chapter begins with a chronology and map, situating the reader in time and place as we follow the development of an ancient visual culture that still influences us today.

By:   Richard Neer
Imprint:   Thames & Hudson
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Edition:   Second edition
Dimensions:   Height: 276mm,  Width: 215mm, 
Weight:   1.980kg
ISBN:   9780500052082
ISBN 10:   0500052085
Pages:   408
Publication Date:   January 2019
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Primary
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Introduction * Chronological Overview * Crete and the Cyclades to the Late Bronze Age * Greece and the Mycenaean World to c. 1200 bce * Geometric Greece, c. 1100-c. 700 bce * The Orientalizing Period, c. 710-c. 600 bce * Archaic Architecture, Coinage and Luxuries, c. 600-c. 520 bce * Early Archaic Sculpture, c. 600-c. 520 bce * Case Study: Olympia and Delphi, c. 900-c. 480 bce * Late Archaic, c. 520-c. 480 bce * Early Classical, c. 480-c. 440 bce * Case Study: Cyrene and Paestum * Case Study: Athens and the Akropolis, c. 480-c. 404 bce * High Classical, c. 440-c. 400 bce * Late Classical, c. 400-c. 323 bce * The Hellenistic World, c. 323-c. 100 bce * Glossary, Further Reading, Acknowledgments, Sources of Quotations, Sources of Illustrations

'Handsomely illustrated ... covers an impressive range of art forms over a broad chronological span' - Karim Arafat, King's College London 'Certainly the most beautiful, and in many ways the most interesting, survey of the art of the Greek world' - Robin Osborne, University of Cambridge 'Simply the best available introduction to the history of Greek art for any newcomer to the field' - Jeremy Tanner, Institute of Archaeology, University College London 'The second edition is even more richly illustrated than the first, with additional colour illustrations and new Hellenistic material. The text is superbly clear, and the boxed vignettes provide excellent case studies, including recent discoveries' - Tamar Hodos, University of Bristol

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