Celebrated for its abundant illustrations and accessible voice, Art & Archaeology of the Greek World arrives in its second edition with more coverage of the earliest Bronze Age and latest Hellenistic periods, and increased archaeological context; the picture of ancient Greek art is expanded to help readers better understand how the subject connects to, and reflects, the historical developments of the time. Richard Neer's clear chronological narrative takes readers through the artistic developments in Greek culture from the Minoans to the Roman conquest. We learn about how art was made and used, and how it can offer a window into the changing social and cultural world of ancient Greece. Still the most visually led book on the subject, the text is supported with highquality photographs, reconstructions, maps and plans that help build a vibrant picture of the ancient world. Each chapter begins with a chronology and map, situating the reader in time and place as we follow the development of an ancient visual culture that still influences us today.
Praised as being an ideal introduction to the field, this book explores the development of Greek art and civilisation across three millennia, from the engimatically beautiful Cycladic figurines of the Bronze Age to the sensuous sculptures, mosaics and buildings of the Hellenistic period. This new edition includes the latest archaeological discoveries such as the 7th century b.c. statue found on the island of Thera as well as expanded coverage on the art of Macedon. The author has also added special interest boxed inserts on Greek culture & society and on controversies & issues. Clearly written and authoritative, the author blends insightful interpretation and numerous well-chosen illustrations to provide the most accessible introduction available today.
For freshman/sophomore-level courses in (Introduction to) Greek Art, Greek Archaeology, 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 an 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.
Spanning three thousand years, the text and illustrations of 'Greek Art and Archaeology' follow developments in architecture, sculpture, vase painting, and wall painting as they evolve from their earliest appearances in Bronze Age and Aegean cultures to their elaborated and expressive forms in the Hellenistic age, just before the birth of Christ. This second edition integrates all the latest major archaeological discoveries, including the wreckage of a Greek trading vessel raised from the sea near Uluburun, Turkey. And its coverage of Hellenistic art is significantly expanded over that of the first edition.
Preface Greek and Roman Portraits in North American Collections An Etruscan Zoo Revisited Aphrodisiaca: Satyr, Maenad and Eros Four Important Roman Imperial Sestertii: Trajan, Hadrian and Septimius Severus The Statue of the Damaskenos at the American School at Athens A Greek Theme and its Survivals: The Ruler's Shield in Tomb and Temple Cappadocia on the Eve of the Byzantine Empire Young Man on Horseback (500 B.C.) Classical Bronzes in Three American Museums Graeco-Roman Statues: I. Purpose and Setting; II. Literary and Archaeological Evidence for the Display and Grouping of Graeco-Roman Sculpture Greek and Roman Art at the Wadsworth Athenaeum Greek Sculpture and Roman Taste The Basel Dog: A Vindication Lions: Attic and Related An Archaic Terra-cotta Rider A Greek Hero of Alexander the Great's Age Priapos and Maenad in the Boston Museum of Fine Arts Three Imperial Portraits in America: Nero, Britannicus and Faustina II from Asia Minor Collectors of Greek Art: Edward Perry Warren and his Successors An Aegean Gold Hoard and the Court of Egypt Aphrodite Unveiled Greek, Etruscan, Roman Gold and Silver in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston: I. Archaic to Hellenistic Gold II. Hellenistic to Late Antique Gold and Silver Ancient Whips Dated Monuments of Hellenistic and Graeco-Roman Popular Art in Asia Minor: Pontus through Mysia Greek Funerary Animals, 450-300 B.C. Adventures of a Graeco-Roman Marble Herm A Greek Heroic Statue in Dallas Antiquities at Wellesley America's neoclassic sculptors: fallen angels resurrected Additional Notes Index.
Classical archaeology has undergone profound change in recent years; new theoretical approaches and the development of cutting-edge methodologies have prompted classical archaeologists to pose more challenging questions of the extraordinarily rich data we possess from the ancient Mediterranean world. "Classical Archaeology" is designed to encourage further critical thinking about the role of ancient material culture in Greek and Roman societies, and the role of modern preoccupations in shaping the study of ancient material. Authored by leading archaeologists and historians of the classical world, the fully-update second edition of "Classical Archaeology" contains thematic pairs of essays (each pair comprised of one essay from the Greek world and one from the Roman) that explore ideas such as the ancient environment, rural landscape, urban spaces, cults and rituals, identity and its material expression, and Mediterranean links with a wider world. Maps, chronologies, diagrams, photographs, and short editorial introductions to each chapter connect the paired essays and provide the reader with vital background and context. These features, as well as the editors' comprehensive introduction and their final reflective chapter, make "Classical Archaeology" indispensable to all students of classical Greece and Rome. New to second edition: Updated and revised throughout, with additional illustrations Includes brand new essays on Greek and Roman art
A Companion that examines together two pivotal periods of Greek archaeology and offers a rich analysis of early Greek culture A Companion to the Archaeology of Early Greece and the Mediterranean offers an original and inclusive review of two key periods of Greek archaeology, which are typically treated separately—the Late Bronze Age and the Early Iron Age. It presents an in-depth exploration of the society and material culture of Greece and the Mediterranean, from the 14th to the early 7th centuries BC. The two-volume companion sets Aegean developments within their broader geographic and cultural context, and presents the wide-ranging interactions with the Mediterranean. The companion bridges the gap that typically exists between Prehistoric and Classical Archaeology and examines material culture and social practice across Greece and the Mediterranean. A number of specialists examine the environment and demography, and analyze a range of textual and archaeological evidence to shed light on socio-political and cultural developments. The companion also emphasizes regionalism in the archaeology of early Greece and examines the responses of different regions to major phenomena such as state formation, literacy, migration and colonization. Comprehensive in scope, this important companion: Outlines major developments in the two key phases of early Greece, the Late Bronze Age and the Early Iron Age Includes studies of the geography, chronology and demography of early Greece Explores the development of early Greek state and society and examines economy, religion, art and material culture Sets Aegean developments within their Mediterranean context Written for students, and scholars interested in the material culture of the era, A Companion to the Archaeology of Early Greece and the Mediterranean offers a comprehensive and authoritative guide that bridges the gap between the Late Bronze Age and the Early Iron Age.
This richly illustrated, four-colour textbook introduces the art and archaeology of ancient Greece, from the Bronze Age through to the Roman conquest. Suitable for students with no prior knowledge of ancient art, this textbook reviews the main objects and monuments of the ancient Greek world, emphasizing the context and function of these artefacts in their particular place and time. Students are led to a rich understanding of how objects were meant to be perceived, what 'messages' they transmitted and how the surrounding environment shaped their meaning. The book contains nearly five hundred illustrations (with over four hundred in colour), including specially commissioned photographs, maps, floorplans and reconstructions. Judith M. Barringer examines a variety of media, including marble and bronze sculpture, public and domestic architecture, painted vases, coins, mosaics, terracotta figurines, reliefs, jewellery and wall paintings. Numerous text boxes, chapter summaries and timelines, complemented by a detailed glossary, support student learning.