xv, 309 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm
  • Introduction-- Part I. The Afterlives of Greek Sculptures: 1. Dangerous afterlives: the Greek use of 'voodoo dolls'-- 2. Use and abuse: toward an ontology of sculpture in ancient Greece-- Part II. Barbaric, Deviant, and Unhellenic: Damage to Sculptures and its Commemoration, 480-31 BC: 3. 'Barbaric' interactions: the Persian invasion and its commemoration in early classical Greece-- 4. Deviant interactions: the mutilation of the herms, oligarchy, and social deviance in the Peloponnesian war era-- 5. Collateral damage: injury, reuse, and restoration of funerary monuments in the early Hellenistic Kerameikos-- 6. State-sanctioned violence: altering, warehousing, and destroying leaders' portraits in the Hellenistic era-- Conclusion: the afterlives of Greek sculptures in the Roman and early Christian eras-- Bibliography.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781107040724 20170403
The Afterlives of Greek Sculpture is the first comprehensive, historical account of the afterlives of ancient Greek monumental sculptures. Whereas scholars have traditionally focused on the creation of these works, Rachel Kousser instead draws on archaeological and textual sources to analyze the later histories of these sculptures, reconstructing the processes of damage and reparation that characterized the lives of Greek images. Using an approach informed by anthropology and iconoclasm studies, Kousser describes how damage to sculptures took place within a broader cultural context. She also tracks the development of an anti-iconoclastic discourse in Hellenic society from the Persian wars to the death of Cleopatra. Her study offers a fresh perspective on the role of the image in ancient Greece. It also sheds new light on the creation of Hellenic cultural identity and the formation of collective memory in the Classical and Hellenistic eras.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781107040724 20170403
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
255 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 30 cm
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
282 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 27 cm
  • Maps Introduction Chapter 1. Culture, Contact, and Art History: Framing the Theoretical Landscape Chapter 2. Arts of Contact Chapter 3. Exceptional Greeks and Phantom Phoenicians Chapter 4. The Rise of Phoenicianism Chapter 5. Hybridity, the Middle Ground, and the "Conundrum of 'Mixing'" Conclusion Notes Works Cited Index Acknowledgments.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780812249088 20170724
The proem to Herodotus's history of the Greek-Persian wars relates the long-standing conflict between Europe and Asia from the points of view of the Greeks' chief antagonists, the Persians and Phoenicians. However humorous or fantastical these accounts may be, their stories, as voiced by a Greek, reveal a great deal about the perceived differences between Greeks and others. The conflict is framed in political, not absolute, terms correlative to historical events, not in terms of innate qualities of the participants. It is this perspective that informs the argument of The Art of Contact: Comparative Approaches to Greek and Phoenician Art. Becky Martin reconsiders works of art produced by, or thought to be produced by, Greeks and Phoenicians during the first millennium B.C., when they were in prolonged contact with one another. Although primordial narratives that emphasize an essential quality of Greek and Phoenician identities have been critiqued for decades, Martin contends that the study of ancient history has not yet effectively challenged the idea of the inevitability of the political and cultural triumph of Greece. She aims to show how the methods used to study ancient history shape perceptions of it and argues that art is especially positioned to revise conventional accountings of the history of Greek-Phoenician interaction. Examining Athenian and Tyrian coins, kouros statues and mosaics, as well as the familiar Alexander Sarcophagus and the sculpture known as the "Slipper Slapper, " Martin questions what constituted "Greek" and "Phoenician" art and, by extension, Greek and Phoenician identity. Explicating the relationship between theory, method, and interpretation, The Art of Contact destabilizes categories such as orientalism and Hellenism and offers fresh perspectives on Greek and Phoenician art history.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780812249088 20170724
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
xv, 276 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780198759300 20170612
Collectors, Scholars, and Forgers in the Ancient World focuses on the fascination which works of art, texts, and antiquarian objects inspired in Greeks and Romans in antiquity and draws parallels with other cultures and eras to offer contexts for understanding that fascination. Statues, bronze weapons, books, and bones might have been prized for various reasons: because they had religious value, were the work of highly regarded artists and writers, had been possessed by famous mythological figures, or were relics of a long disappeared past. However, attitudes towards these objects also changed over time: sculpture which was originally created for a religious purpose became valuable as art and could be removed from its original setting, while historians discovered value in inscriptions and other texts for supporting historical arguments and literary scholars sought early manuscripts to establish what authors really wrote. As early as the Hellenistic era, some Greeks and Romans began to collect objects and might even display them in palaces, villas, or gardens; as these objects acquired value, a demand was created for more of them, and so copyists and forgers created additional pieces - while copyists imitated existing pieces of art, sometimes adapting to their new settings, forgers created new pieces to complete a collection, fill a gap in historical knowledge, make some money, or to indulge in literary play with knowledgeable readers. The study of forged relics is able to reveal not only what artefacts the Greeks and Romans placed value on, but also what they believed they understood about their past and how they interpreted the evidence for it. Drawing on the latest scholarship on forgery and fakes, as well as a range of examples, this book combines stories about frauds with an analysis of their significance, and illuminates and explores the link between collectors, scholars, and forgers in order to offer us a way to better understand the power that objects held over the ancient Greeks and Romans.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780198759300 20170612
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
xvi, 508 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 29 cm
  • Contents List of contributors Abbreviations List of figures List of tables Preface 1 Colin Renfrew Early Cycladic sculpture: issues of provenance, terminology and classification 2 Marisa Marthari Early Cycladic sculptures as archaeological objects Origins: The Neolithic settlements 3 Colin Renfrew The sculptures of Neolithic Saliagos 4 Adamantios Sampson & Vagia Mastrogiannopoulou Figurines from the late Neolithic settlement of Ftelia, Mykonos 5 Christina Televantou Figurines from Strofilas, Andros The early phase 6 Christos Doumas Figurines from Akrotiri, Naxos and Plastiras, Paros 7 Jorg Rambach Schematic marble figurines from secure Early Cycladic I grave contexts on the islands of Ano Kouphonisi, Antiparos, Dhespotiko, Naxos, Paros and Siphnos 8 Dora Papangelopoulou A schematic figurine of shell from Mersinia on Kythnos The Early Cycladic II and III settlements 9 David Wilson The Cycladic marble figurines from EB II Ayia Irini, Kea: evidence for ritual deposition in domestic contexts 10 Peggy Pantou A Fragment of an Early Cycladic figurine from the prehistoric settlement at Plakalona on Seriphos 11 Zozi D. Papadopoulou Sculptures from Akrotiraki, Siphnos and its cemetery 12 Marisa Marthari Cycladic figurines in settlements: the case of the major EC II settlement at Skarkos on Ios Yiannis Maniatis Appendix: non-invasive examination of marble figurines from Skarkos on Ios 13 Colin Renfrew The figurines from the settlement at Dhaskalio 14 Olga Philaniotou Figurines from Potamia on Epano Kouphonisi (Pandelis Tsavaris plot) The Early Cycladic II cemeteries 15 Christos Doumas & Vassilis Lambrinoudakis The cemetery at Aplomata on Naxos Olga Philaniotou Appendix: pottery from the cemetery of Aplomata, Naxos 16 Irini Legaki Sculptures from Phionda, Naxos 17 Christos Doumas Sculptures from Aghioi Anargyroi and Avdeli, Naxos 18 Olga Philaniotou Sculptures from the cemetery of Tsikniades, Naxos 19 Giorgos Gavalas Marble figurines from sites on Epano and Kato Kouphonisi 20 Marisa Marthari Figurines in context at the Chalandriani cemetery on Syros Yiannis Maniatis Appendix: non-invasive examination of marble objects from Chalandriani, Syros 21 Lena Papazoglou-Manioudaki The Early Cycladic figurines from the excavations of Clon Stephanos on Syros and a note on his work on Naxos: towards context Dimitris Tambakopoulos & Yiannis Maniatis Appendix: optical examination of 14 Cycladic figurines from Syros The sanctuary (the special deposits) at Kavos, Keros 22 Photeini Zapheiropoulou The complete canonical sculpture of Spedos variety from Dhaskalio Kavos on Keros 23 Peggy Sotirakopoulou, Colin Renfrew & Michael J. Boyd Selected sculptural fragments from the Special Deposit North at Kavos on Keros 24 Colin Renfrew The figurine fragments recovered from the Special Deposit North at Kavos in 1987 25 Giorgos Gavalas The stone vessels found at Dhaskalio Kavos in 1987 26 Colin Renfrew & Michael Boyd Selected sculptural fragments from the Special Deposit South at Kavos on Keros 27 Judit Haas-Lebegyev Marble and other spools from the excavations at Dhaskalio and the Special Deposit South at Kavos, Keros (2006-2008), and related Cycladic finds Sites with Early Cycladic sculptures in later deposits 28 Stella Katsarou & Demetrius U. Schilardi Recontextualized Neolithic and Early Cycladic figurines at the acropolis of Koukounaries, Paros 29 Carol R. Hershenson & John C. Overbeck Early Cycladic figurines in later contexts at Ayia Irini, Kea 30 Colin Renfrew & Michael Boyd The marble sculptures from Phylakopi on Melos 31 Christos Doumas Early Cycladic sculptures from the settlement at Akrotiri, Thera 32 Robin Barber Terracotta figurines from Mikre Vigla, Naxos Material, technique and manufacture 33 Dimitris Tambakopoulos & Yannis Maniatis The marble of the Cyclades and its use in the early BETAronze ALPHAge 34 Yiannis Papadatos & Epaminondas Venieris An experimental approach to the manufacture of Cycladic-type figurines with folded arms: preliminary observations 35 Kiki Birtacha Examining the paint on Cycladic figurines.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781785701955 20170621
The sculpture of the Early Bronze Age Cyclades has been systematically studied since the time of Christos Tsountas at the end of the 19th century. But that study has been hampered by the circumstance that so many of the subsequent finds come from unauthorised excavations, where the archaeological context was irretrievably lost. Largely for that reason there are still many problems surrounding the chronology, the function and the meaning of Early Cycladic sculpture. This lavishly illustrated and comprehensive re-assement sets out to rectify that situation by publishing finds which have been recovered in controlled excavations in recent years, as well as earlier finds for which better documentation can now be provided. Using the material from recent excavation projects, and drawing on the papers presented at a symposium held in Athens in 2014, it is possible now to undertake a fresh overview of the entire body of sculpture from the Cycladic islands which has been found in secure archaeological contexts. Beginning with early examples from Neolithic settlement sites and extending into a consideration of material found in later contexts, the 35 chapters are divided into sections which examine sculpture from settlements, cemeteries and the sanctuary at Kavos, concluding with a discussion of material, techniques and aspects of manufacture.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781785701955 20170621
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
xvii, 309 pages : illustrations, plans ; 27 cm
  • Introduction: Why portraits?-- Part I. Portraits among Heroes and Gods: 1. From votive statues to honorific portraits-- 2. Arete, heroism, and divine choice in early Greek portraiture-- 3. Portraits in Greek sanctuaries-- Part II. Documenting Archaic and Classical Greek History: 4. Retrospective portraits as historical documents-- 5. Early Greek portraits under Roman rule: removal, renewal, reuse, and reinscription-- Conclusion: The limits of representation.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781107162235 20170731
In this book, Catherine M. Keesling lends new insight into the origins of civic honorific portraits that emerged at the end of the fifth century BC in ancient Greece. Surveying the subjects, motives and display contexts of Archaic and Classical portrait sculpture, she demonstrates that the phenomenon of portrait representation in Greek culture is complex and without a single, unifying history. Bringing a multi-disciplinary approach to the topic, Keesling grounds her study in contemporary texts such as Herodotus' Histories and situates portrait representation within the context of contemporary debates about the nature of arete (excellence), the value of historical commemoration and the relationship between the human individual and the gods and heroes. She argues that often the goal of Classical portraiture was to link the individual to divine or heroic models. Offering an overview of the role of portraits in Archaic and Classical Greece, her study includes local histories of the development of Greek portraiture in sanctuaries such as Olympia, Delphi and the Athenian Acropolis.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781107162235 20170731
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
xi, 790 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm.
  • Einführung
  • Theorie und Geschichte
  • Die Reichen, der Reichtum und seine Quellen
  • Der lange Weg zur Elite : Athen als Eigentumsgesellschaft
  • Quellen des Reichtums
  • Drang nach Exklusivität
  • Thorstein Vehlens "Theory of the Leisure Class"
  • Veblens Welt
  • The Theory of the Leisure Class
  • Thorstein Veblens Elitetheorie : Kritik und Aktualität
  • Veblens Emulationslehre
  • Thorstein Veblen und Jacob Burckhardt
  • Leiturgien im klassischen Athen : conspicuous waste?
  • Die Elite im Wandel : 600-400 v.Chr.
  • Eine "aristokratische" Elite in Athen vor Solon?
  • Die aufstrebende Eigentumselite und das Corpus Theognideum
  • Solons Elite
  • Die Elite und die Tyrannis : Monopolisierung aller "aristokratischen" Möglichkeiten?
  • Die Elite unter Hippias
  • Kleisthenes : die Rückkehr der Eigentumselite
  • Die Elite Athens in der Zeit der Perserkriege : 490-460 v. Chr.
  • Perikles und das Ende der alten Elite
  • Die Elite während des peloponnesischen Krieges : eine späte Renaissance?
  • Tafelteil
  • Die Bilder
  • Die andere Nacktheit, die andere Kleidung : Bilder der Arbeit
  • Händler und Handwerker
  • Landwirtschaft
  • Darstellungen des Symposions
  • Eine Einführung zur Gelagesitte in Athen
  • Frühe Gelagebilder bis ca. 530 v. Chr.
  • Gelagebilder zwischen ca. 530 und 510/500 v.Chr.
  • Gelagebilder zwischen ca. 500 und 460/450 v. Chr.
  • Gelagebilder zwischen ca. 450 und 400 v. Chr.
  • Darstellungen athletischer Wettkämpfe und Übungen
  • Aspekte der Forschung
  • Frühe Athletenbilder bis zur Mitte des 6. Jhs. v. Chr.
  • Athletenbilder zwischen ca. 560/550 und 520/10 v. Chr.
  • Athletenbilder zwischen ca. 510 und 470/460 v.Chr.
  • Athletenbilder zwischen ca. 460 und 400 v. Chr.
  • Darstellungen der Pferdehaltung
  • Pferdehaltung und Reiterei in Athen
  • Frühe Bilder der Pferdehaltung bis zur Mitte des 6. Jhs. v. Chr.
  • Bilder der der Pferdehaltung zwischen ca. 560/550 und 520/10 v.Chr.
  • Bilder der Pferdehaltung zwischen ca. 510/500 und 470/460 v.Chr.
  • Bilder der Pferdehaltung zwischen ca. 470/460 und 400 v.Chr.
  • Schluss : die Geschichte der Bilder : Versuch einer Synthese
  • Symposia
  • Athletik
  • Pferdehaltung
  • English summary
  • Symposia, Athletik und Pferdehaltung : Versuch einer statistischen Auswertung
  • Zur Datierung der Vasen
  • Zur Darstellungsweise der Ergebnisse
  • Ergebnisse der Symposionsdarstellungen
  • Ergebnisse der athletischen Darstellungen
  • Ergebnisse der Darstellungen der Pferdehaltung
  • Anhang
  • Anmerkungen
  • Abkürzungen
  • Bibliografie
  • Abbildungsverzeichnis
  • Index.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
191 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 33 cm
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
vii, 119 pages, 36 pages of plates : illustrations ; 31 cm.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
198 pages : genealogical tables ; 25 cm.
Green Library, Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
143 pages : illustrations, chiefly color ; 25 cm
This richly illustrated book showcases a previously unseen and virtually unknown historical collection of Chinese ceramics, formed in the early twentieth century by George Eumorfopoulos, a pivotal figure in the appreciate of Asian art. Taken together, these artifacts, now located at the Benaki Museum in Athens, Greece, build a rare time capsule of Western tastes and preoccupations with the East in the decades prior to World War II. The years between the collapse of the Qing dynasty in 1911 and the establishment of the People s Republic of China in 1949 marked an opening up of China to the rest of the world and coincided with the first archaeological excavations of the country s early cultures. Working at the time in London, a center of imperialist power and global finance, Eumorfopoulos and his colleagues were instrumental in acquiring, assessing, interpreting, and manipulating the unearthed objects. The years of isolation that followed this period allowed aspects of his approach to become canonical, influencing later scholarly research on Chinese material culture.This groundbreaking exploration of approximately one hundred artifacts is not only an important account of Eumorfopoulos s work, but also a story about China and the West and the role antique materials played in their cultural interplay. ".
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781910376584 20170621
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
xvi, 243 pages, 43 pages of plates : illustrations ; 31 cm.
  • General introduction
  • Egyptianizing workshops in east Greece
  • Genuine Egyptian fabrics
  • Egyptian blue
  • Human figurines: Greco-Egyptian workshops
  • Animal figurines: Greco-Egyptian workshops
  • Falcon figurines: Greco-Egyptian workshops
  • Sone figurines and glazed clay vases
  • Conclusions
  • Appendix.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
xiv, 787 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
  • Vorwort
  • Einleitung
  • Attisches Bildgeschirr : Kontexte der Verwendung und Betrachtung
  • Wer benutzt attische Keramik? Ein Kriterienkatalog
  • Geographische Verteilung : Athen und seine Absatzmärkte
  • Soziale Streuung : Reiche und Arme
  • Anlässe und Gruppen : Männer und Frauen
  • Attische Vasenmaler und ihre Kundschaft
  • Gefäß und Bild beim Trinkgelage
  • Der Handlungsraum des Symposions
  • Modalitäten symposialer Bildbetrachtung
  • Bemaltes Trinkgeschirr als Instrument einer kulturellen Praxis
  • Gestalt als Zeichen : die äußere Erscheinung des Dionysos und der Satyrn
  • Zweimal Dionysos : der Bart ist ab
  • Jung und attraktiv : die spätklassische Dionysosgestalt
  • Zwei frühklassische Bilder des jungen Dionysos
  • Bart und Bekleidung im archaisch-frühklassischen Dionysosbild
  • Zweimal habrosynē
  • Ein Gott des Schweigens : Kontinuität und Wandel im klassischen Dionysosbild
  • Abweichung ma non troppo : die ambivalente Gestalt des Satyrn
  • Die Semantik der Stupsnase
  • Fehlende und überschüssige Haare
  • Der agile Körper der Mischwesen
  • Das Glied des Satyrn
  • Satyr und Symposiast : Physiognomien im Vergleich
  • Ausgestattet für den Rausch : Körper und Attribute in der Bildwelt des Dionysos
  • "Krachende Liebschaften" : Erotische Beziehungen in der Welt des Dionysos
  • Satyrn und Mänaden : eine Erotik der Vehemenz
  • Le charmeur noir oder : das Paradigma der Frustration
  • Vom beglückenden Liebesleben der Satyrn
  • Definitionsfragen : Nymphen und Mänaden
  • Wilde Beziehungen
  • Offenheit und Grenzen : zur Narra tivi tät der Thiasosbilder
  • Solo für Satyr : Spätarchaische Masturbationsdarstellungen
  • Die Geilheit der Satyrn : Norm und Utopie
  • Hundert Jahre Zweisamkeit : Dionysos und Ariadne im 5. Jahrhundert
  • Eros im Thiasos : Verfügen und Begehren
  • Darstellungen von Darbietungen : das Satyrspiel als Bildthema
  • Hermeneutische Grundlagen
  • Satyrn im Perizoma
  • Verwandlungstraining : Bürger als Satyrn
  • Überall ist eine Bühne : Satyrn als Gaukler
  • Theater, Trinkgelage und Bildgeschirr
  • Geschichten zum Gelage : Dionysische Mythen im Symposionskontext
  • Ein Krüppel im Komos: Hephaistos kehrt zurück
  • Das himmlische Kind : die Hege des neugeborenen Dionysos
  • Erquickende Verquickungen : Amymone, die Braut am Brunnen
  • Geschenke des Himmels : Prometheus, Dionysos und die Satyrn
  • Schuld ohne Sühne? Marsyas spielt auf
  • Mythenbilder beim Symposion : die Grenzen der Kontextualisierung
  • "Neue Sitten lernen" : Dionysische Rollenspiele
  • Handlanger, Handwerker und Heroen
  • Arbeit fürs Fest
  • Handwerker und ihre Werkzeuge
  • Helden und ihre Gegner
  • Travestie, Parodie, Persiflage : Versuch einer Modellbildung
  • Auf der Lauer : Satyrn in Rollen der physischen Bewährung
  • Krieger und ihre Waffen
  • Jäger und ihre Fallen
  • Die Jagd, das Begehren, die Stadt
  • Jäger und Krieger : Bewährung und Begehren
  • Bürgernähe : Satyrn im Himation
  • Kleider machen Leute?
  • Der indiskrete Charme der Bourgeoisie
  • Weihen oder Werben? Zur Deutung einiger frühklassischer Schalenbilder
  • Dialektische Thiasosbilder
  • Fazit : Bürgertracht und Deckmantel
  • Den Festgott feiern : Rituale für Dionysos auf attischer Keramik
  • Bilder von Ritualen
  • Höhen und Tiefen : das Schaukelfest Aiöra
  • Dionysos� Hochzeiten
  • Leere Lehnstühle : Bilder von Dionysostheoxenien?
  • Den Weingott bewirten
  • Ein Klismophorie-Ritual für Dionysos?
  • Bilder zum Choenfest
  • Bilder unterwegs
  • Große und kleine Begehrlichkeiten
  • Satyr BürgerKinder in der Bildwelt der Choen
  • Mythos, Ritual und Vasenmalerei
  • Der Rausch der Bilder
  • Dulcis in fundo : zu Darstellungen von Satyrkindern
  • Schluss
  • Der Gott des Gelages
  • Lectiones sympoticae
  • Die hyperbole Denkfigur des Satyrn
  • Gefäße und Geschichte, Beschreiben und Erklären
  • Anhang
  • Liste der besprochenen Cesasse
  • Abkürzungen und Kurztitel
  • Abkürzungen
  • Krztitel
  • Anmerkungen
  • Abbildungsnachweis
  • English summary
  • Indices
  • Index locorum
  • Register.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
303 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), maps (some color), plans ; 28 cm
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
235 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
Eugen von Boch (1809-98), eigentlich Steingutfabrikant zu Mettlach, stellt auch einen herausragenden Akteur auf dem Gebiet der Altertumswissenschaften im 19.Jh. dar. Neben seinem Anspruch, eine keramische Universalsammlung aller Epochen und Regionen zu schaffen, machte seine Leidenschaft für die Antike ihn zu einem Pionier der Archäologie in Deutschland, die sich in eigenen Grabungen und spektakulären Funden zeigte. Doch das archäologische Interesse motivierte nicht nur zum Sammeln, Suchen und Bewahren, es inspirierte Boch auch zu künstlerischer Betätigung und zeigte sich in der industriellen Produktion seines Unternehmens. Dieses Buch ist die erste umfassende Darstellung der Antikensammlung Eugen von Bochs und dessen archäologischen Lebenswerks. Es bietet zudem einen Einblick in die Kultur- und Geistesgeschichte des 19. Jahrhunderts und lädt ein zu einer Entdeckungsreise durch das Forschungsfeld Archäologie zur Zeit ihrer großen Pioniere.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)

16. Jannis Kounellis [2016]

63 pages : illustrations (some color), music ; 29 cm
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
xxxii, 410 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780198753322 20160619
Spanning centuries and the vastness of the Roman Empire, The Last Statues of Antiquity is the first comprehensive survey of Roman honorific statues in the public realm in Late Antiquity. Drawn from a major research project and corresponding online database that collates all the available evidence for the 'statue habit' across the Empire from the late third century AD onwards, the volume examines where, how, and why statues were used, and why these important features of urban life began to decline in number before eventually disappearing around AD 600. Adopting a detailed comparative approach, the collection explores variation between different regions-including North Africa, Asia Minor, and the Near East-as well as individual cities, such as Aphrodisias, Athens, Constantinople, and Rome. A number of thematic chapters also consider the different kinds of honorand, from provincial governors and senators, to women and cultural heroes. Richly illustrated, the volume is the definitive resource for studying the phenomenon of late-antique statues. The collection also incorporates extensive references to the project's database, which is freely accessible online.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780198753322 20160619
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
ix, 171 pages : illustrations, maps ; 31 cm.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
xxiii, 475 pages : illustrations, plans ; 28 cm
  • List of Illustrations ix Preface xvii Bibliographic Abbreviations xix Chapter 1 Introduction 1 Chapter 2 The Development of the Periklean Program 13 Chapter 3 The Builders of the Parthenon 41 Chapter 4 The Parthenon 79 Chapter 5 The Hephaisteion 137 Chapter 6 The Telesterion at Eleusis 161 Chapter 7 The Odeion 197 Chapter 8 Temples in the Countryside 229 Chapter 9 The Propylaia 273 Chapter 10 Two Ionic Temples 329 Chapter 11 The Periklean Legacy 359 Endnotes 393 Epigraphical Appendix 405 Chronological Table 429 Bibliography 431 Subject Index 455 Index Locorum 467.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780691170572 20161010
The Greek military victories at Marathon, Salamis, and Plataia during the Persian Wars profoundly shaped fifth-century politics and culture. By long tradition, the victors commemorated their deliverance by dedicating thank-offerings in the sanctuaries of their gods, and the Athenians erected no fewer than ten new temples and other buildings. Because these buildings were all at some stage of construction during the political ascendency of Perikles, in the third quarter of the fifth century, modern writers refer to them collectively as the Periklean building program. In Trophies of Victory, T. Leslie Shear, Jr., who directed archaeological excavations at the Athenian Agora for more than twenty-five years, provides the first comprehensive account of the Periklean buildings as a group. This richly illustrated book examines each building in detail, including its archaeological reconstruction, architectural design, sculptural decoration, chronology, and construction history. Shear emphasizes the Parthenon's revolutionary features and how they influenced smaller contemporary temples. He examines inscriptions that show how every aspect of public works was strictly controlled by the Athenian Assembly. In the case of the buildings on the Acropolis and the Telesterion at Eleusis, he looks at accounts of their overseers, which illuminate the administration, financing, and organization of public works. Throughout, the book provides new details about how the Periklean buildings proclaimed Athenian military prowess, aggrandized the city's cults and festivals, and laid claim to its religious and cultural primacy in the Greek world.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780691170572 20161010
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
671 pages : illustrations, some color ; 32 cm
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)