For freshman/sophomore-level courses in (Introduction to) Greek Art, Greek Archaeology, and Greek Civilization, found in both Art History and Classics Departments. Extensively illustrated and clearly written to be accessible to introductory-level students, this text examines the major categories of Greek architecture, sculpture, vasepainting, wallpainting, and metalwork in a historical, social, and archaeological context. Focusing on form, function, and history of style, it explores art and artifacts chronologically from the Early Bronze through the Hellenistic eras (ca. 3000 to ca. 30 BC)-and by medium. Throughout, it blends factual information with stimulating interpretation and juxtaposes long-standing notions with the latest archaeological discoveries and hypotheses.
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In Greek Art and Archaeology John Pedley explores the development of Greek art and civilization across three millennia, from the enigmatically beautiful Cycladic figurines and Cretan jugs of the Bronze Age to the baroque sculptures, mosaics, and buildings of the Hellenistic period.
This newly revised and enlarged edition includes material on the latest archaeological discoveries, among which are the recently unearthed seventh-century B.C. statue of a kore found on the island of Thera and a marble sarcophagus decorated with scenes showing the sacrifice of Polyxena. The book also provides expanded coverage of the art of Macedon, while new issue-based box features serve to bring Greek culture vividly to life for the contemporary reader. Throughout, the author blends his narrative with insightful interpretation and numerous, well-chosen illustrations, accompanied by clear plans and diagrams, making Greek Art and Archaeology the most accessible yet authoritative introduction to the subject available today.About the Author:
John Pedley is Professor of Classical Archaeology and Greek at the University of Michigan. Trained at Cambridge and Harvard, he is a widely respected lecturer and author, and has published numerous books and articles.
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