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xx, 285 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), 27cm.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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)
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)
xvii, 430 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 29 cm
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
228 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm
  • Essais -- L'archaïque dans la sculpture européenne moderne -- Bourdelle et les archaïsmes -- Vers la sculpture de demain -- Le langage de l'antique -- De l'intuition au palimpseste -- La Grèce fantasmée de Bourdelle -- Sculpter l'archaïque -- Mises en scènes d'une auto-analyse, ou comment "Il aime au bord'elles" -- Antoine et Cléopâtre -- Le retour des dieux -- Analyses des oeuvres -- Dessiner, copier, s'approprier -- L'antique -- La formation et l'inspiration du sculpteur -- Torse de Pallas (1903-1905) -- "Pallas Athéné, un torse de femme qui est bien un torse de déesse" -- Tête d'apollon (1898-1909) -- "Apollon au combat" -- Héraklès archer (1906-1909) -- "Furieusement archaïque", "moderne et barbare" -- Tête de Cléopâtre (1908) -- "L'impersonnalité rigoureuse d'une construction géométrique" -- Le fruit (1902-1911) -- "De la chair d'art pur" -- Pénélope (1905-1912) -- Colonne charnelle de l'attente -- Théâtre des Champs-Elysées (1910-1913) -- Centaures, faunes, bacchantes et chèvre-pieds - "la fureur mesurée" -- Le centaure mourant (1914) -- Un dieu qui meurt ?
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
191 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color), plans (some color) ; 26 cm
Sprawling beneath the Acropolis, modern Athens is commonly viewed in negative terms: congested, ugly and monotonous. A Mediterranean version of "informal" urbanism prevalent throughout the so-called developing world, Builders, Housewives and the Construction of Modern Athens reassesses the explosive growth of post-war Athens through its most distinctive building type, the polykatoikia, a small-scale multi-storey apartment block (from poly meaning "multiple" and oikos meaning "house"). Theocharopoulou re-evaluates the polykatoikia as a low-tech, easily constructible innovation that stimulated the post-war urban economy, triggering the city's social mid-twentieth century transformation, enabling the migrants who poured into Athens to become urban citizens, aspiring to a modern life. The interiors of the polykatoikia apartments reflect a desire for modernity as marketed to housewives through film and magazines. Regular builders became unlikely allies in designing these polykatoikia interiors, enabling inhabitants to exert agency over their daily lives-and the shape of the post-war city.Theocharopoulou's reading draws on popular media as well as urban and regional planning theory, cultural studies and anthropology to examine the evolution of this phenomenon and, in light of Greece's recent financial crisis, considers the role polykatoikia might play in building an equitable and sustainable twenty-first-century city.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781908967879 20171204
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
272 pages : color illustrations, color plans ; 28 cm
"A history of the design and construction of the Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center in Athens set against the background of the economic and political crisis in Greece"-- Provided by publisher.
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)
vi, 57 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm.
  • Foreword by Delfim Leao: Maria Helena da Rocha-Pereira: the Suitable Kairos Back Again-- The Transmission of Iconographic Designs and Decorative Compositions: -- 1. Prolegomena-- 2. The Transmission of Iconographic Designs and Decorative Compositions in the Greek World-- 3. Graecia capta ferum victorem cepit et artes intulit agresti Latio-- 4. Case Studies-- Bibliography.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781784915865 20171218
One of the most fascinating topics in the study of ancient art concerns artistic practices and models and the means of transmission of iconographic designs and decorative compositions. This phenomenon, although well known, has not drawn much attention of scholars of the ancient art. Apart from copies of originals, the practice dates back to the first civilizations and may be even older. The media used could be painted vignettes on papyri, paint on leather, or sketches painted on ostraca, used as pattern books. This issue is practically unheard of regarding ancient Greece, although a few media have been found which may have facilitated the transmission of iconographic designs and decorative compositions. In this study we present some examples that suggest the existence of pattern books in the Greek world. If the media used in the Greek world are insofar unknown, the same cannot be said of the Roman world. Written sources mention the existence of manuals in the form of papyrus scrolls (stemmata, imagines) which served as models as well as inspiration for the artists.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781784915865 20171218
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
xxiii, 282 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
  • List of Figures Acknowledgments List of Abbreviations Notes on Contributors Introductory Notes: Contextualizing Context Diana Rodriguez Perez Part One - Location and the Find-spot * Statues as Artifacts: Towards an Archaeology of Greek Sculpture Sheila Dillon and Tim Shea * Itinerant Statues? The Portrait Landscape of the Athenian Agora Elizabeth Baltes * New Perspectives in the Study of Pottery Assemblages from Settlements and their Cemeteries in Central Macedonia during the Archaic Period. Eleni Manakidou Part Two - Experiencing Material Culture * Seeing the Parthenon Frieze: Notes from Nashville Rebecca Levitan and Bonna Wescoat * Lost in Translation? Theoretical Implications of Considering Iconography in Context Winfred van de Put * Volitional Reconsumption: Repetitive Vase Scenes in a Psychophysiological Context Katerina Volioti * Reviewing Space, Context and Meaning: The Eurymedon Vase Again Lloyd Llewellyn-Jones Part Three - Historical and Artistic Contexts * Context of Contest: Athena, Poseidon and the Martyria in the West Pediment of the Parthenon Marion Meyer * The Stoa of the Herms in Context: (Re)shaping Paradigms Matteo Zaccarini * Not quite Pheidias. Status and Labour Specialisation in Athenian Sculpture Helle Hochscheid *(Un)identifying Helen and Paris in Late Fifth Century BCA Athenian Vase Painting: How Context is Crucial Samantha Masters and Alexander Andrason * Is there a Context Behind the Context? A Group of Apulian Red-Figure Vases in the Museum fur Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg Frank Hildebrandt Part Four - Re-contextualization * Contexts of Use of Fourth Century Attic Pottery in the Iberian Peninsula Carmen Sanchez Fernandez * The Reception of an Attic Prize Vessel. On the Import and Local Production of Amphorae of Panathenaic Shape in Southern Italy. Stine Schierup * Greek Images and Local Identities in Lycia: The Case of the Heroon from Trysa Alice Landskron * Ancient Art in a Museum Context: The Kent Collection of Greek and Cypriot Pottery in Harrogate Sally Waite List of References Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781472457455 20170911
This volume gathers together selected contributions which were originally presented at the conference 'Greek Art in Context' at the University of Edinburgh in 2014. Its aim is to introduce the reader to the broad and multifaceted notion of context in relation to Greek art and, more specifically, to its relevance for the study of Greek sculpture and pottery from the Archaic to the Late Classical periods. What do we mean by 'context'? In which ways and under what circumstances does context become relevant for the interpretation of Greek material culture? Which contexts should we look at - viewing context, political, social and religious discourse, artistic tradition ...? What happens when there is no context? These are some of the questions that this volume aims to answer. The chapters included cover current approaches to the study of Greek sculpture and pottery in which the notion of 'context' plays a prominent role, offering new ways of looking at familiar issues. It gathers leading scholars and early career researchers from different backgrounds and research traditions with the aim of presenting new insights into archaeological and art historical research. Their chapters contribute to showcase the vitality of the discipline and will serve to stimulate new directions for the study of Greek art.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781472457455 20170911
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
191 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 33 cm
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
410 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
ii, 669 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), maps ; 29 cm.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
1 volume (various pagings, plates) : illustrations (some color), maps ; 30 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)
2 volumes : illustrations ; 32 cm.
  • [1]. Catalogo
  • [2]. Tavole.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)