Looking at Greek Art by Mark D. Stansbury-O'Donnell offers a practical guide to the methods for approaching, analysing and contextualising an unfamiliar piece of Greek art.
It demonstrates how objects are dated and assigned to an artist or region; how to interpret the subject matter and narrative; how to reconstruct the context for which an object was made, distributed and used; and how we can explore broader cultural perspectives by looking at questions of identity, gender and relationships to surrounding cultures.
Each section focuses on different theoretical approaches, providing an overview of the theories, key terms and required evidence.
Case studies serve to demonstrate each process and some key issues to consider when using a given approach.
This book explores a variety of media, including terracotta, metalwork and jewellery, in addition to works found in major museum collections in the United States and Europe.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 268 pages, 82 Halftones, unspecified
- Publisher: Cambridge University Press
- Publication Date: 22/11/2010
- Category: Ancient & classical art,BCE to c 500 CE
- ISBN: 9780521110389
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