History of the Art of Antiquity

History of the Art of Antiquity

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by Johann Joachim Winckelmann, Alex Potts
     
 

Published in 1764 to wide acclaim, Johann Joachim Winckelmann's History of the Art of Antiquity transformed the study of art and its history. Erudite, systematic, historically grounded, and aesthetically inspired, this work by one of art history's founding fathers argued the unique importance of Greek ideals for the modern world, awakening a passion for the classical… See more details below

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Published in 1764 to wide acclaim, Johann Joachim Winckelmann's History of the Art of Antiquity transformed the study of art and its history. Erudite, systematic, historically grounded, and aesthetically inspired, this work by one of art history's founding fathers argued the unique importance of Greek ideals for the modern world, awakening a passion for the classical past that still enlivens the Western cultural imagination.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780892366682
Publisher:
Getty Publications
Publication date:
01/31/2006
Series:
Texts and Documents Series
Edition description:
1
Pages:
446
Sales rank:
1,259,813
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.40(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction1
Plates54
Legends for the engravings81
Engravings86
Ch. 1Origin of art and reasons for its diversity among peoples111
Ch. 2Art of the Egyptians, Phoenicians, and Persians128
Ch. 3Art of the Etruscans and their neighbors159
Ch. 4Art of the Greeks186
Ch. 5Art of the Romans283
History of the art of antiquity with regard to the external circumstances of the time among the Greeks299

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