The Parthenon Frieze / Edition 1

The Parthenon Frieze / Edition 1

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by Jenifer Neils
     
 

The Parthenon frieze, one of Western civilization's major monuments, has been the subject of intense study for over two hundred years. Most scholarship has sought an overall interpretation of the monument's iconography and therefore neglects the visual language of the sculpture, an essential tool for a full understanding of the narrative. Dr. Jenifer Neils's study… See more details below

Overview

The Parthenon frieze, one of Western civilization's major monuments, has been the subject of intense study for over two hundred years. Most scholarship has sought an overall interpretation of the monument's iconography and therefore neglects the visual language of the sculpture, an essential tool for a full understanding of the narrative. Dr. Jenifer Neils's study provides an in-depth examination of the frieze that decodes its visual language but also analyzes its conception and design, style and content, and impact on the visual arts over time. Unique in its wide-ranging approach, The Parthenon Frieze also brings ethical reasoning to bear on the issue of repatriation as part of the ongoing debate on the Elgin Marbles.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521641616
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
09/28/2001
Edition description:
BK&CD-ROM
Pages:
316
Product dimensions:
6.97(w) x 9.96(h) x 1.02(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Preface
Abbreviations
Introduction1
1Polis: The Framework of Ritual11
2Paradeigma: Designing the Frieze33
3Techne: Carving the Frieze73
4Mimesis: The High Classical Style95
5Iconographia: Identifying the Players125
6Iconologia: Interpreting the Frieze173
7Kleos: The Impact of the Frieze203
8Thauma: Whose Heritage?239
Epilogue249
Chronological Table251
Concordance255
Notes257
Glossary275
Bibliography279
Index291

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