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Understanding Greek sculpture : ancient meanings, modern readings, Nigel Spivey

Label
Understanding Greek sculpture : ancient meanings, modern readings
Title
Understanding Greek sculpture
Title remainder
ancient meanings, modern readings
Statement of responsibility
Nigel Spivey
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Many pieces of Greek sculpture are very familiar to us - the Discobolus, the Venus de Milo and the Parthenon frieze, for instance - but our appreciation of them as "works of art," enshrined in museums, is far removed from the ways in which the ancient Greeks saw and perceived them. To comprehend why Greek sculpture looks as it does we have to recreate the conditions of its production and consider those who commissioned, used and viewed it as much as the sculptors whom we traditionally associate with its creation. In a stimulating new approach to the subject, Understanding Greek Sculpture re-examines the contexts in which Classical statuary was made and displayed. In its original intended setting, Greek sculpture not only looked quite different - massed together or elevated on pediments and friezes, and brightly painted - but it also served social, religious and political purposes that might surprise us
  • Drawing on literary, historical and archaeological evidence, Nigel Spivey explains the techniques of the manufacture of Greek sculpture and traces its production from the eighth century BC to the Hellenistic period. In an eloquent text illustrated throughout with diverse examples, he explores the effects on sculpture of the demands of votive religion, the culture of heroes and the faith in deities in human form. He also looks at the causes of the "Greek Revolution" when sculptors discovered how to portray the human body naturalistically
Cataloging source
ODaSC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Spivey, Nigel Jonathan
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
NB90
LC item number
.S66 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sculpture, Greek
  • Sculpture, Classical
  • Sculpture, Greek
  • Art and religion
  • Sculpture, Greek
  • Art and religion
  • Greece
Label
Understanding Greek sculpture : ancient meanings, modern readings, Nigel Spivey
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 232-236)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Greek revolution -- Daedalus and the wings of techne -- Sacred decoration -- Heroes apparent -- From Marathon to the Parthenon -- In search of Pheidias -- Revealing Aphrodite -- The patronage of kings -- Graecia Capta
Control code
36645523
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
240 pages
Isbn
9780500237106
Lccn
95060560
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Understanding Greek sculpture : ancient meanings, modern readings, Nigel Spivey
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 232-236)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Greek revolution -- Daedalus and the wings of techne -- Sacred decoration -- Heroes apparent -- From Marathon to the Parthenon -- In search of Pheidias -- Revealing Aphrodite -- The patronage of kings -- Graecia Capta
Control code
36645523
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
240 pages
Isbn
9780500237106
Lccn
95060560
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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