A History of Greek Art

A History of Greek Art

By: Mark D. Stansbury-O'Donnell (author)Paperback

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Offering a unique blend of thematic and chronological investigation, this highly illustrated, engaging text explores the rich historical, cultural, and social contexts of 3,000 years of Greek art, from the Bronze Age through the Hellenistic period. * Uniquely intersperses chapters devoted to major periods of Greek art from the Bronze Age through the Hellenistic period, with chapters containing discussions of important contextual themes across all of the periods * Contextual chapters illustrate how a range of factors, such as the urban environment, gender, markets, and cross-cultural contact, influenced the development of art * Chronological chapters survey the appearance and development of key artistic genres and explore how artifacts and architecture of the time reflect these styles * Offers a variety of engaging and informative pedagogical features to help students navigate the subject, such as timelines, theme-based textboxes, key terms defined in margins, and further readings. * Information is presented clearly and contextualized so that it is accessible to students regardless of their prior level of knowledge * A book companion website is available at www.wiley.gom/go/greekart with the following resources: PowerPoint slides, glossary, and timeline

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About Author

Mark Stansbury-O'Donnell is a Professor of Art History at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota. He is the author of Pictorial Narrative in Ancient Greek Art (1999), Vase Painting, Gender, and Social Identity in Archaic Athens (2006), and Looking at Greek Art (2011).

Contents

Illustrations xiii Acknowledgments xxi Timeline xxiii About the Website xxvii Maps xxviii 1 Introduction and Issues in the History of Greek Art 1 An Alternative Mini-History of Greek Art 6 Some Questions to Consider for this Book 10 The Plan of this Book 15 A Few Notes About Using this Book 16 Textbox: Stylistic Analysis and Sir John Beazley 17 References 18 Further Reading 18 2 The Early and Middle Bronze Ages c. 3100 1600 bce 19 Timeline 20 Chronology, Regions, Periods, and Pottery Analysis 21 Early Cycladic and Minoan Periods, c. 3100 2000 bce 24 Early to Middle Helladic (c. 3100 1675 bce) 27 Protopalatial and Neopalatial Crete 32 The Cyclades 39 Middle Helladic to the Late Helladic I Shaft Graves 43 Textbox: The Eruption of Thera and Debates over Absolute Chronology 46 References 47 Further Reading 47 3 The Late Bronze Age II III (c. 1600 1075 bce) 48 Timeline 49 Late Minoan (LM II to LM III) 51 Late Helladic Architecture 52 Late Helladic Pottery and Terracottas 59 Textbox: The Trojan War 66 References 67 Further Reading 67 4 The Sub-Mycenaean, Protogeometric, and Geometric Periods (c. 1075 700 bce) 68 Timeline 69 Pottery 71 Sculpture 84 Architecture 89 Textbox: What is in a Name? 95 References 96 Further Reading 96 5 Contexts I: Civic, Domestic, and Funerary 97 Timeline 98 The City and its Spaces 99 The Agora 105 Houses and Domestic Spaces 111 Textiles 115 The Symposion 118 Graves 122 Textbox: Agency 127 References 128 Further Reading 129 6 The Seventh Century (c. 725/700 625/600 bce) 130 Timeline 131 Greek Pottery Painting and the Mediterranean 137 Metalwork and Terracotta 143 Architecture and its Decoration 145 Textbox: Network Theory 150 References 151 Further Reading 151 7 Contexts II: Sanctuaries and Architecture 152 Timeline 153 Sanctuaries 154 Temples and the Architectural Orders 161 A Mini-History of the Greek Temple 167 Other Buildings of the Sanctuary 170 Rituals and Offerings 172 Textbox: Ritual Analysis and Theoria 177 References 177 Further Reading 178 8 The Sixth Century (c. 625/600 480 bce) 179 Timeline 180 Architecture and Architectural Sculpture 181 Free-Standing Sculpture 190 Other Media 197 Painted Pottery 199 Textbox: Color in Greek Sculpture 207 References 208 Further Reading 208 9 Narrative 209 Timeline 210 Narrative and Artistic Style 212 Narrative Time and Space 214 Viewing Context 220 Art and Literature 222 Choice of Mood and Moment 225 Symbolic and Universal Aspects of Narrative 229 Textbox: Interpretation and Information Theory 233 References 234 Further Reading 234 10 The Fifth Century (c. 480 400 bce) 235 Timeline 236 Architecture, Architectural Sculpture, and Relief 244 The Acropolis at Athens 246 Late Fifth-Century Sculpture 253 Painting 255 Textbox: The Parthenon Marbles and Cultural Patrimony 262 References 263 Further Reading 264 11 The Production of Greek Art and its Markets 265 Timeline 266 Production: Architecture 267 Production: Architectural Sculpture 269 Production: Sculpture 271 Production: Pottery 273 Wares, Markets, and Distribution 276 Artists and Workshops 279 Textbox: The Value of Greek Art 284 References 284 Further Reading 285 12 The Fourth Century to c. 330 bce 286 Timeline 287 Architecture 288 Sculpture 293 Art and Individuals 299 Pottery 305 Mosaic and Fresco 310 Textbox: The Copy Hypothesis 317 References 318 Further Reading 318 13 Identity 319 Timeline 320 Gender 322 Women s Lives 324 Women in Public 329 Men and Youths: Gender and Sexuality 331 Interaction: Class, Civic, and Ethnic Identity 335 Textbox: Money Purses, Sex, and Identity 339 References 340 Further Reading 340 14 The Hellenistic Period c. 330 30 bce 341 Timeline 342 Characteristics of the Hellenistic Period 347 Cities and Architecture 348 Sculptural Styles and Dating 355 Theatricism and Narrative 358 Representations and Portrayal 363 Painting 369 The Private and Personal Realm 374 Textbox: The Riace Warriors as Hellenistic Sculpture 378 References 379 Further Reading 379 15 Epilogue 380 Glossary 388 Index 395

Product Details

  • publication date: 30/01/2015
  • ISBN13: 9781444350159
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 440
  • ID: 9781444350159
  • weight: 1110
  • ISBN10: 1444350153

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