Personal Styles in Early Cycladic Sculpture

Personal Styles in Early Cycladic Sculpture

by Pat Getz-Gentle
     
 

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Pat Getz-Gentle provides a clear and detailed survey of the Cycladic period, an early Bronze Age culture that thrived at the heart of the Aegean. In particular, she emphasizes the steps leading to the iconic, reclining folded-arm figure that uniquely defines the Cycladic era. Getz-Gentle also focuses on the personal aesthetics of fifteen carvers, several of whom are

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Pat Getz-Gentle provides a clear and detailed survey of the Cycladic period, an early Bronze Age culture that thrived at the heart of the Aegean. In particular, she emphasizes the steps leading to the iconic, reclining folded-arm figure that uniquely defines the Cycladic era. Getz-Gentle also focuses on the personal aesthetics of fifteen carvers, several of whom are identified and discussed in this volume. New to this paperback edition is an expanded bibliography as well an addendum that contains additional works Getz-Gentle has attributed to some of the fifteen Cycladic sculptors she discusses in her book.

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"Getz-Gentle brings the sensitive aesthetics of an art historian to these ancient objects. Her evaluations of artistic style are remarkably articulate. Here she greatly expands and updates her previous studies of Cycladic sculpture."—Margaret Ellen Mayo, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780299172039
Publisher:
University of Wisconsin Press
Publication date:
08/13/2013
Series:
Wisconsin Studies in Classics
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Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
360
File size:
32 MB
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Meet the Author

Pat Getz-Gentle is the author of Early Cycladic Sculpture, Sculptors of the Cyclades, and Stone Vessels of the Cyclades in the Early Bronze Age as well as the principal author of Early Cycladic Art in North American Collections. An independent scholar with a PhD from Harvard University, she lives in New Haven, Connecticut. Jack de Vries is a lecturer in art history who lives in Alkmaar, Holland.

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