Personal Styles in Early Cycladic Sculpture

Author: Pat Getz-Gentle,Jack de Vries

Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press

ISBN: 9780299172008

Category: Art

Page: 192

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Pat Getz-Gentle provides a clear and detailed survey of the Cycladic period, an early Bronze Age culture that thrived at the heart of the Aegean. In particular, she emphasizes the steps leading to the iconic, reclining folded-arm figure that uniquely defines the Cycladic era. Getz-Gentle also focuses on the personal aesthetics of fifteen carvers, several of whom are identified and discussed in this volume. New to this paperback edition is an expanded bibliography as well an addendum that contains additional works Getz-Gentle has attributed to some of the fifteen Cycladic sculptors she discusses in her book.

Hellenistic Sculpture

Author: Brunilde Sismondo Ridgway

Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press

ISBN: 9780299118242

Category: Art

Page: 405

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Now available in paperback, this rigorous and challenging book questions the Hellenistic dating of many famous monuments, based on careful examination of evidence. "Fluently written, clearly organized, and thoroughly and impeccably documented. Anyone who has a serious interest in Hellenistic art will want to read it and refer to it."--Jerome J. Pollitt, Yale University

Early Cycladic Sculpture in Context

Author: Marissa Marthari,Colin Renfrew,Michael Boyd

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1785701983

Category: History

Page: 544

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The sculpture of the early bronze age Cyclades has been systematically studied since the time of Christos Tsountas at the end of the 19th century. But that study has been hampered by the circumstance that so many of the subsequent finds come from unauthorised excavations, where the archaeological context was irretrievably lost. Largely for that reason there are still many problems surrounding the chronology, the function and the meaning of Early Cycladic sculpture. This lavishly illustrated and comprehensive re-asssement sets out to rectify that situation by publishing finds which have been recovered in controlled excavations in recent years, as well as earlier finds for which better documentation can now be provided. Using the material from recent excavation projects, and drawing on the papers presented at a symposium held in Athens in 2014, it is possible now to undertake a fresh overview of the entire body of sculpture from the Cycladic islands which has been found in secure archaeological contexts. Beginning with early examples from Neolithic settlement sites and extending into a consideration of material found in later contexts, the 35 chapters are divided into sections which examine sculpture from settlements, cemeteries and the sanctuary at Kavos, concluding with a discussion of material, techniques and aspects of manufacture.

Discs of Splendor

The Relief Mirrors of the Etruscans

Author: Alexandra Ann Carpino

Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press

ISBN: 9780299189907

Category: Art

Page: 156

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The Etruscans, whose culture flourished in Italy from the late eighth century B.C.E. to the first century B.C.E, produced some of the most sumptuous bronze and silver mirrors found in the ancient Mediterranean. Mirrors with relief decorations on their reverse sides are extremely rare and uniquely Etruscan. Their designs inform us about artistic styles and supplement our understanding of Etruscan culture and taste. The subjects illustrated on the mirrors give important insights into Etruscan mythology, beliefs, and cultural values, filling the vacuum left by the loss of most of their literary record.


Actes Du VIIe Colloque International de L'ASMOSIA Organisé Par L'Ecole Française D'Athènes, Le National Center for Scientific Research Dimokritos, la 18e Éphorie Des Antiquités Préhistoriques Et Classiques, Kavala, Et L'Institute of Geology and Mineral Exploration, Thasos, 15-20 Septembre 2003

Author: Association for the Study of Marble and Other Stones used in Antiquity. International Symposium,Yannis Maniatis

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9782869582071

Category: Greece

Page: 829

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A Colloquium on the Prehistory of the Cyclades

Author: Neil Brodie

Publisher: McDonald Inst of Archeological

ISBN: 9781902937366

Category: History

Page: 540

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The Cycladic Islands of Greece played a central role in Aegean prehistory, and many new discoveries have been made in recent years at sites ranging in date from the Mesolithic period to the end of the Bronze Age. In the well-illustrated chapters of this book, based on the recent conference held at the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research in Cambridge, international scholars including leading Greek archaeologists offer new information about recent developments, many arising from hitherto unpublished excavations. The book contains novel theoretical insights into the workings of culture process in the prehistoric cultures of the islands. It will be an indispensable resource for students and scholars interested in the prehistory of the Aegean and in the contributions made to its development by the prehistoric inhabitants of the Cyclades.

Gardner's Art Through the Ages

The Western Perspective

Author: Helen Gardner,Fred S. Kleiner,Christin J. Mamiya,Richard G. Tansey

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company


Category: Art

Page: 954

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This new alternative, GARDNER'S WESTERN ART THROUGH THE AGES, offers instructors and students a brief, strictly Western approach to art history and retains all of the hallmark features of the market-leading Eleventh Edition in a concise 23-chapter format (also available in a two-volume split). Unique to books with a Western Art focus, the authors retain the chapter on Islam, providing students with insightful coverage of the Islamic tradition's impact on Western culture and art history. Featuring an outstanding art program with more color photos than any comparable art history survey textbook, the authors focus on the context and function of the role of art.

L'Antiquité classique

Author: Joseph Bidez,Albert Joseph Carnoy,Franz Valery Marie Cumont

Publisher: N.A


Category: Classical antiquities

Page: N.A

View: 7185


Includes section "Comptes rendus".


Die Macht des Moments

Author: Malcolm Gladwell

Publisher: Campus Verlag

ISBN: 3593405008

Category: Science

Page: 264

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Jeder kennt sie: Momente, in denen wir denken, ohne zu denken.Wir nennen sie Intuition oder Bauchgefühl. Aber sie sind viel mehr: Unser Gehirn arbeitet dann auf Hochtouren, um uns die richtigen Entscheidungen zu liefern. Malcolm Gladwell erklärt die Macht dieses Augenblicks und zeigt, wie wir unsere verborgene Intelligenz trainieren und besser nutzen können.