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By Tyler Jo Smith and Dimitris Plantzos

A accomplished, authoritative account of the improvement Greek artwork throughout the 1st millennium BC.
An helpful source for students facing the paintings, fabric tradition and heritage of the post-classical world
Includes voices from such diversified fields as artwork heritage, classical experiences, and archaeology and provides a variety of perspectives to the topic
Features an leading edge workforce of chapters facing the reception of Greek artwork from the center a long time to the present
Includes chapters on Chronology and Topography, in addition to Workshops and Technology
Includes 4 significant sections: kinds, occasions and areas Contacts and Colonies pictures and Meanings Greek artwork: historical to vintage

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His book entitled The Principles of Greek Art, written almost 100 years ago, demonstrates that classical archaeology of the day was as much about beautiful objects and matters of style as it was about excavation and data recording. Now, as then, the terms ‘Greek art’, ‘classical art’, and indeed ‘classical archaeology’ are somewhat interchangeable (Walter 2006: 4–7). To many ears the term ‘classical’ simply equals Greek – especially the visual and material cultures of 5th and 4th c. BC Athens. Yet it should go without saying, in this day and age, that Greek art is no longer as rigidly categorized or as superficially understood as it was in the 18th, 19th, and much of the 20th c.

Smith; Cohen). Using the wide variety of available evidence, Chapters 20–29 explore such fields based on the traditional linguistic approach. The large amount of emphasis placed by several of these authors on Athenian black- and red-figure vases should be justified from the outset as a product of the diversity of the images, on the one hand, and the vast quantity of surviving examples (the result of both ancient demand and modern state of preservation) on the other. As is apparent throughout, ancient textual sources are especially appealing to iconographers as well.

Com). Plate 8 Wall-painting depicting Hades abducting Persephone. Persephone Tomb, Vergina. c. 350–340 BC (Vergina, Macedonia, Greece. The Bridgeman Art Library). indd 8 2/28/2012 4:32:41 AM Plate 9 Wall-painting depicting a female kithara player with younger companion. From the Villa of P. Publius Synistor, Boscoreale. c. 50–40 BC (New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art. Rogers Fund, 1903. n. 5. Image © The Metropolitan Museum of Art/Art Resource/Scala, Florence). indd 9 2/28/2012 4:32:44 AM Plate 10 Mosaic signed by Gnosis, ‘House of the Rape of Helen’ at Pella.

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