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Greek Art and Archaeology
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Greek Art and Archaeology

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by John Griffiths Pedley
 

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Extensively illustrated and clearly written, this book examines the major categories of Greek architecture, sculpture, vasepainting, wallpainting, and metalwork in a historical, social, and archaeological context. It blends factual information with stimulating interpretation and juxtaposes long-standing notions with the latest archaeological discoveries and hypotheses

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Extensively illustrated and clearly written, this book examines the major categories of Greek architecture, sculpture, vasepainting, wallpainting, and metalwork in a historical, social, and archaeological context. It blends factual information with stimulating interpretation and juxtaposes long-standing notions with the latest archaeological discoveries and hypotheses. Focusing on form, function, and history of style, the book explores art and artifacts chronologically from the Early Bronze through the Hellenistic eras (ca. 3000 to ca. 30 BC)—and by medium. For individuals who appreciate—and want to better understand—the art and history of Greece.

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Library Journal
This useful, scholarly, and well-organized text examines Greek art in an archaeological context, organizing artifacts from c.3000 to 30 B.C. both chronologically and by medium. While the writing is occasionally a bit dry, a common problem for texts attempting to cover such a vast subject, it is fairly accessible. Pedley (classical archaeology and Greek, Univ. of Michigan) does not simply rehash material covered in other texts; he includes information gathered from recent archaeological findings. Most of the numerous illustrations are standard black-and-white archival photographs, but the sketches, maps, and plans are particularly well done and very useful for a clear understanding of the objects and areas depicted. The glossary, chronology, index, and bibliography are excellent. For the undergraduate student or independent learner. --Mary Morgan Smith, Northland P . L . , Pittsburgh
Booknews
Surveys 3,000 years of Greek architecture, sculpture, vase painting, and wall painting, from the Bronze Age to the Hellenistic Age, for undergraduate students. Each chapter begins with a section on historical background. Early chapters are organized by region, and later chapters focus on types of art and architecture. Includes a glossary. This second edition integrates recent major archaeological discoveries, including the wreckage of a Greek trading vessel raised from the sea near Uluburun, Turkey, and contains expanded coverage of the Hellenistic period. Includes color and b&w photos, diagrams, and architectural plans. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780132380621
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
03/15/2007
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
8.80(w) x 11.26(h) x 1.34(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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