Pictorial Narrative in Ancient Greek Art

Pictorial Narrative in Ancient Greek Art



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Pictorial Narrative in Ancient Greek Art by Mark Stansbury-O'Donnell

This book provides a comprehensive framework for the development of pictorial narrative in ancient art. Through the application of literary theory about narrative, particularly semiotics and structural analysis; the examination of ancient descriptions of real and poetic works of art; and a contextual examination of a wide range of works, Mark Stansbury-O'Donnell identifies the multiple levels at which narration operates, from the most basic signs to the object of narration for the ancient viewer. This study also defines and standardizes a vocabulary for pictorial narrative.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521640008
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 07/28/1999
Series: Cambridge Studies in Classical Art and Iconography Series
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 6.97(w) x 9.96(h) x 0.83(d)

Table of Contents

1. An approach to pictorial narrative; 2. The narrative micro-structure; 3. The narrative macro-structure; 4. Narrative extension; 5. The narrative object; 6. Conclusion.

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