Looking at Greek Vases

Looking at Greek Vases


Looking at Greek Vases
Paperback – July 26, 1991
by Tom Rasmussen (Editor), Nigel Spivey (Editor)
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This is a collection of essays by distinguished scholars that will introduce the student or museum-goer to the study of Greek vases. Although the book is roughly chronological in arrangement--beginning with the appearance of human figures on Geometric vases, and ending with their virtual disappearance from Hellenistic pottery--it is not a history of Greek vase painting, or a handbook. It offers instead a series of suggestions on how to read the often complex images presented by Greek vases, and also explains how the vases were made and distributed. The volume is fully illustrated throughout.

Geared to the student or museum-goer, this introductory collection of essays by distinguished scholars features suggestions for reading the often complex images on Greek vases as well as explanations of their origins.

Table of Contents:
Frontispiece; Preface; Map; 1. Adopting an approach Martin Robertson and Mary Beard; 2. The geometric style: birth of the picture J. N. Coldstream; 3. Corinth and the orientalising phenomenon Tom Ramussen; 4. The sixth-century potters and painters of Athens and their public John Boardman; 5. Vase-painting in fifth-century Athens Dyfri Williams and Lucilla Burn; 6. Greek vases in Etruria Nigel Spivey; 7. Farce and tragedy in South Italian vase-painting A. D. Trendall; 8. Fine wares in the Hellenistic world J. W. Hayes; 9. Greek vases in the marketplace Alan Johnston; 10. A closer look at the potter J. M. Hemelrijk; Greek vase shapes; Further reading and notes; List of illustrations; Index.

Brief Description:
This book, first published in 1991, offers suggestions on how to read the often complex images presented by ancient Greek vases.

Review Quotes:
"The text is plentifully illustrated....the volume, with its up to date discussions, concise bibliographies for each chapter and an appendix on vessel shapes is a useful and accessible guide to looking at Greek vases." Aileen Ajootian, Bryn Mawr Classical Review

Product details
Paperback: 302 pages
Publisher: Cambridge University Press; 1st edition (July 26, 1991)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0521376793
ISBN-13: 978-0521376792
Product Dimensions: 5.7 x 0.7 x 8.3 inches
Shipping Weight: 1 pounds

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