Greek Sculpture presents a chronological overview of the plastic and glyptic art forms in the ancient Greek world from the emergence of life-sized marble statuary at the end of the seventh century BC to the appropriation of Greek sculptural traditions by Rome in the first two centuries AD.
Compares the evolution of Greek sculpture over the centuries to works of contemporaneous Mediterranean civilizations
Emphasizes looking closely at the stylistic features of Greek sculpture, illustrating these observations where possible with original works rather than copies
Places the remarkable progress of stylistic changes that took place in Greek sculpture within a broader social and historical context
Facilitates an understanding of why Greek monuments look the way they do and what ideas they were capable of expressing
Focuses on the most recent interpretations of Greek sculptural works while considering the fragile and fragmentary evidence uncovered
Preface CHAPTER 1 Beginnings and Before: Greek Sculpture in the Iron Age (ca.1000-600) BOX - Uses of Sculpture in Ancient Greece CHAPTER 2 - The Search for Order: Sculptural Schemata and Regional Styles (ca. 600-550) BOX - Marble, the Monumental, and Egypt: Materials and Processes CHAPTER 3. Free-Standing Sculpture in the Later Sixth Century: Style and Penhellenism (ca. 550-500): BOX - Chronology and Herodotus CHAPTER 4. Sixth Century Architectural Sculpture BOX - The Greek Architectural Orders and Vitruvius CHAPTER 5. The Change to Classical: Democratic Athens and the Persian Conflict (ca. 500-460) BOX - Bronze Casting Techniques Copies and Originals CHAPTER 6. The Temple of Zeus at Olympia: Panhellenism and the Early Classical (ca. 470-450) BOX - Literary Sources I Pausanias CHAPTER 7. Classical Moment I: The Parthenon, Pericles, and the Power of Persuasion (ca. 450-430) BOX - The Parthenon Marbles and the Acropolis Museum CHAPTER 8. Classical Moment II: Sculptors and Statuary in the Mid-Fifth Century BOX - Literary Sources II Ancient Art Histories CHAPTER 9. Unfinished Business: Pericles Programs and the Archidamian War (ca. 430-420) BOX - The Evidence of Inscriptions CHAPTER 10. An Attic Tragedy: The Fall of Athens and The Transition to Late Classical (ca. 420-390) BOX - Painting and Perceptualism CHAPTER 11. Idealism and Individuality I: Late Classical Architectural Sculpture (ca. 390-330) BOX - Itinerant Artists and Regional Schools CHAPTER 12. Idealism and Individuality II: Late Classical Statuary and Relief Sculpture (ca. 390-330) BOX - The Role of the Sculptor CHAPTER 13. Sculpture in Hellenistic Greece I: The Rise of Macedon and the Kingdoms of the Diadochs (ca. 330-200) BOX - The Nike of Samothrace and Hellenistic Chronology CHAPTER 14. Sculpture in Hellenistic Greece II: Greek Styles and Roman Taste (ca. 200-50) BOX - Ars revixit, Hellenistic Classicism, and Roman Patronage