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xxiii, 485 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • The Sacred Rock : myth and the power of place
  • Before the Parthenon : gods, monsters, and the cosmos
  • Periklean Pomp : The Parthenon moment and its passing
  • The Ultimate Sacrifice : Founding father, mother, daughters
  • The Parthenon Frieze : The key to the temple
  • Why the Parthenon : War, death, and remembrance in the shaping of sacred space
  • The Panathenaia : The performance of belonging and the death of the maiden
  • The Well-scrubbed Legacy : The sincerest of flattery and the limits of acquired identity.
"A revolutionary new understanding of the most famous and influential building in the world, a thesis that calls into question our basic understanding of the ancient civilization that we most identify with. For more than two millennia, the Parthenon has been revered as the symbol of Western culture, the epitome of the ancient society from which we derive our highest ideals. It was understood to honor the city-state's patron deity Athena, and its intricately sculpted surface believed to depict a celebration of civic continuity in the birthplace of democracy. But through a close reading of a lost play by Euripides, accidentally discovered on a papyrus wrapping an Egyptian mummy, Joan Connelly began to develop a new theory that has sparked one of the fiercest controversies ever to rock the world of classics. Now, she recounts how our most basic sense of the Parthenon and of the culture that built it may have been crucially mistaken. Re-creating the ancient structure from its natural environment to its pediment, and using a breathtaking range of textual and visual evidence, she uncovers a monument glorifying human sacrifice set in a world of cult rituals quite unlike anything conventionally conjured by the word "Athenian."-- Provided by publisher.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
ARTHIST-102-01
Book
46 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 29 cm.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
ARTHIST-102-01
Book
xix, 306 p. : ill. ; 29 cm.
The late fifth century BC was the golden age of ancient Athens. Under the leadership of the renowned soldier-statesman Perikles, Athenians began rebuilding the Akropolis, where they created the still awe-inspiring Parthenon. Athenians also reached a zenith of artistic achievement in sculpture, vase painting, and architecture, which provided continuing inspiration for many succeeding generations. The specially commissioned essays in this volume offer a fresh, innovative panorama of the art, architecture, history, culture, and influence of Periklean Athens. Written by leading experts in the field, the articles cover a wide range of topics, including: * An evaluation of Perikles' military leadership during the early stages of the Peloponnesian War. * Iconographical and iconological studies of vase paintings, wall paintings, and sculpture. * Explorations of the Parthenon and other monuments of the Athenian Akropolis. *The legacy of Periklean Athens and its influence upon later art. * Assessments of the modern reception of the Akropolis. As a whole, this collection of essays proves that even a well-explored field such as Periklean Athens can yield new treasures when mined by perceptive and seasoned investigators.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780292706224 20160528
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
ARTHIST-102-01
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xxvi, 304 p. : ill., maps ; 27 cm + 1 CD-ROM (4 3/4 in.)
  • 1. The rock and the goddess-- 2. Landscape of memory: the past on the classical acropolis-- 3. Pericles, Athens, and the building program-- 4. The Parthenon-- 5. The Propylaia-- 6. The Erechtheion (the classical temple of Athena Polias)-- 7. The sanctuary of Athena Nike-- 8. The rest of the program-- 9. Conclusion: the Periclean Acropolis as a whole.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780521527408 20160612
This book is an abridged and revised edition of the author's monumental The Athenian Acropolis: History, Mythology and Archaeology from the Neolithic Era to the Present. It focuses specifically on the development of the Acropolis in the fifth century BC and the building program initiated by Pericles. Placing the century-long development within its historical and cultural contexts, Jeffrey Hurwit explores the physical nature of the Acropolis itself, the character of the goddess Athena, and how the building program exploits and reveals the Acropolis's own venerable history. He also offers an interpretation of the thematic unity that links the many structures of the Periclean Acropolis. Incorporating the latest discoveries and research on individual monuments of the Acropolis, this edition is illustrated with 145 halftones as well as a CD-ROM including 180 colour images of the monuments of the Acropolis.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780521527408 20160612
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
ARTHIST-102-01

5. The art of Praxiteles [2004 - 2014]

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5 v. : ill. ; 25 cm.
  • v. 1. The development of Praxiteles' workshop and its cultural tradition until the sculptor's acme (364-1 BC)
  • v. 2. The mature years
  • v. 3. The advanced maturity of the sculptor
  • 4. The late phase of his activity
  • 5. The last years of the sculptor (around 340 to 326 BC).
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
ARTHIST-102-01

6. The Parthenon [2002]

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209 p. : ill. ; 20 cm.
In an engrossing book - one of a coming small and quite loose 'series' on wonders of the world - such as the Colosseum, Stonehenge, the Pyramids, the Alhambra -Mary Beard, biographer, reviewer and leading classicist tells the history and explains the significance of the Temple of Athena, the divine patroness of the ancient Athenian Empire, and of the great sculptures which adorned it, now dispersed and some like the gold and ivory image of the goddess lost for ever. She tells too the story of its later ruin and the removal of the marbles, and offers some stimulating thoughts on the matter.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781861972927 20160527
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
ARTHIST-102-01
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xix, 294 p. : ill. ; 27 cm. + 1 computer optical disc (4 3/4 in.)
  • Preface-- Introduction-- Polis: the context of ritual-- Paradeigma: designing the frieze-- Techne: carving the frieze-- Mimesis: the high classical style-- Iconographia: identifying the players-- Iconologia: interpreting the frieze-- Kleos: the impact of the frieze-- Thauma: whose heritage?
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780521641616 20160528
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 which 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.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780521641616 20160528
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
ARTHIST-102-01
Book
xv, 384 p. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 29 cm.
  • 1. The rock-- 2. The goddess-- 3. The Acropolis in Athenian life and literature-- 4. The strong house of Erechtheus: the Acropolis in the Bronze Age-- 5. Sanctuary and citadel-- 6. Tyranny, democracy, and the archaic Acropolis-- 7. The early classical Acropolis-- 8. A guide to the high classical Acropolis-- 9. The Parthenon Frieze, Nike, and thematic unity-- 10. Pandora and the Athena Parthenos-- 11. Reflections upon the Golden Age-- 12. The Hellenistic and Roman Acropolis-- 13. The end of the ancient Acropolis-- 14. Restoration.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780521417860 20160528
This is a comprehensive study of the art, archaeology, myths, cults, and function of one of the most illustrious sites in the West. Providing an extensive treatment of the significance of the site during the 'Golden Age' of classical Greece, Jeffrey Hurwit discusses the development of the Acropolis throughout its long history, up to and including the recent discoveries of the Acropolis restoration project, which have prompted important re-evaluations of the site and its major buildings. Throughout, the author describes the role of the Acropolis in everyday life, always placing it within the context of Athenian cultural and intellectual history. Accompanied by 10 color plates, 172 halftones, and 70 line drawings, this is the most thorough book on the Acropolis to be published in English in nearly a century.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780521417860 20160528
Green Library, Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
ARTHIST-102-01
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xiv, 272 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. (some col.), map ; 29 cm.
  • 1. Bodies familiar and unfamiliar-- 2. Body and gender in the Greek city-- 3. 'Visuality', gaze, and glance-- 4. The public eye-- 5. Looking around the city-- 6. The problem-- 7. Nakedness in Greek life-- 8. Nakedness in early Greek art-- 9. Art, the body, and desire-- 10. Marble-- 11. Bronze-- 12. Painted pottery-- 13. Best and brightest-- 14. Marathon man-- 15. Eternal springtime?-- 16. Bed and battle-- 17. The Doryphoros-- 18. The Knidia-- 19. Of pain and pleasure-- 20. 'Going dorian'-- 21. Athenian perspectives-- 22. Hegeso revisited-- 23. Athens to ca. 510-- 24. From Kleisthenes to Xerxes-- 25. Kimonian and Periklean Athens-- 26. Conflict and disaster-- 27. Revival and ruination-- 28. For men-- 29. For women-- 30. Two images of alterity-- 31. Centaurs and Amazons-- 32. Role reversal: the Praxitelean satyr-- 33. New horizons-- 34. In and out of the city-- 35. The kingdoms: insiders and others-- 36. Gender-drift and the bisexual body.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780521456807 20160528
The body was central to the visual culture of ancient Greece, reflecting an obsession with physical beauty, integrity, dynamism, and power. In this study, Andrew Stewart analyses the problem of the Greeks' strange preoccupation with nakedness and sketches how artworks filter our understanding of the subject. Exploring selected constructions of gender, ranging from the men of the Parthenon frieze to naked girls on Spartan hand-mirrors, Stewart investigates the Greek body as a microcosm of society, focusing upon figurations of the Athenian body politic, erotica for men and women, and selected representations of the Other, such as Gorgons, Satyrs, Centaurs, and Amazons. A cultural, theoretical and sociological study of this seminal topic, Stewart's analysis offers new insights into the society and mentality of the ancient Greeks.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780521456807 20160528
Green Library, Art & Architecture Library (Bowes), Classics Library
ARTHIST-102-01
Book
365 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 31 cm.
This volume brings together 11 original essays by scholars and writers each offering a different perspective on this cultural monument. Detailed descriptions of the sculpture and architecture are included, as well as discussions of the place of the Parthenon in the history and theory of modern architecture, depictions of the Parthenon in art through the ages, the Parthenon as appreciated by contemporary Greek society and the Parthenon in the consciousness of modern Greek poets and thinkers.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780810963146 20160527
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
ARTHIST-102-01
Book
xi, 187 p., [48] p. of plates : ill. ; 26 cm.
  • Introduction: masters and masterworks in the study of classical sculpture J. J. Pollitt-- Pheidias Evelyn B. Harrison-- Polykleitos Adolf H. Borbein-- Praxiteles Aileen Ajootian-- Lysippos Charles M. Edwards-- Damophon Petros Themelis.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780521551878 20160528
The aim of this book is to identify and evaluate the distinctive styles of five important ancient Greek sculptors whose work is discussed by ancient writers. Its underlying assumption is that the history of Greek sculpture was not simply governed by impersonal, evolutionary forces but that, like the sculpture of later periods, it was shaped by the intuitions, predilections and innovations of particular individuals. The international group of authors whose essays appear here recognize that the problematical and fragmentary nature of the surviving evidence makes their task a difficult one. Nevertheless, by drawing upon the evidence of recent archaeological finds and by re-evaluating both the ancient literary sources and earlier scholarly literature, they expand our understanding of the role of personal styles in ancient Greek art.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780521551878 20160528
Green Library, Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
ARTHIST-102-01
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61 p. : ill., maps ; 28 cm.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
ARTHIST-102-01
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224 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 32 cm.
Since its formation in 1975, the Committee for the Restoration of the Acropolis Monuments has painstakingly studied the ancient monuments. It has charted every architectural feature and proceeded with its controversial programme of restoring the structures as far as the corpus of collected fragments would permit, going as far as incorporating new marble where deemed necessary for the support of the assembled elements. This book presents a compilation of the joint efforts by the specially-appointed architects and archaeologists who have been involved in the new restoration effort. Essays by chief restorers, Dr Manolis Korres, Tesos Tauoulos, and A. Papanikoloov chart the progress of the works and are followed by an analysis of the philosophy behind the new interventions by Dr Charalombos Bouros and Cornelia Hadziaslani. One section, on international debate, raises the question of the nature and value of restorations today and internationally renowned archaeologists, historians and architects offer their thoughts on this topic, among them Oswyn Murray, David Watkin, Leon Krier, William Schofold and Demetri Porphyrios.
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Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
ARTHIST-102-01
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119 p., 4 p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 23 x 28 cm.
  • The Parthenon and Athens
  • The frieze and its subject
  • A poem in stone
  • The Peplos scene
  • The arrangement of the frieze
  • The frieze.
The artistic genius of Athens in the fifth century BC reached its peak in the sculpted marble reliefs of the Parthenon frieze. Designed by Phidias and carved by a team of anonymous masons, the frieze adorned the temple of Athena on the Acropolis and represents a festival procession in honour of the Olympian gods. Its original composition and precise meaning, however, have long been the subject of lively debate. Most of what survives of the frieze is now in the British Museum or the Acropolis Museum in Athens; the rest is scattered among a number of European collections. This book reconstructs the frieze in its entirety according to the most up-to-date research, with a detailed scene-by-scene commentary, and the superb quality of the carving is vividly shown in a series of close-up photographs. In his introduction Ian Jenkins places the frieze in its architectural, historical and artistic setting. He discusses the various interpretations suggested by previous scholars, and finally puts forward a view of his own.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780292740389 20160527
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
ARTHIST-102-01

15. The Temple of Apollo Bassitas [1992 - 1996]

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4 v. : ill. ; 31-62 cm.
  • v. 1. The architecture / by Frederick A. Cooper ; with contributions by Nancy J. Kelly
  • v. 2. The sculpture / by Brian C. Madigan
  • v. 3. The architecture : illustrations
  • v. 4. [without special title].
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes), SAL3 (off-campus storage)
ARTHIST-102-01
Book
256 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 32 cm.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
ARTHIST-102-01

17. Epidauros [1983]

Book
98 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
ARTHIST-102-01
Book
ix, 90 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
ARTHIST-102-01
Book
xi, 240 p. : ill., map ; 27 cm.
This is the shorter work of the two volume set A History of Greek Art, intended for a general readership. The abbreviation has been achieved by the selection of fewer objects for discussion rather than by a more summary treatment and the particular qualities of the larger History have been preserved.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780521280846 20160528
Green Library, Art & Architecture Library (Bowes), SAL3 (off-campus storage)
ARTHIST-102-01
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74, 144 p., [1] fold. leaf of plates : 220 ill. ; 32 cm.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
ARTHIST-102-01