A Companion to Greek Art

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Tyler Jo Smith, Dimitris Plantzos
John Wiley & Sons, Apr 25, 2012 - Art - 888 pages
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A comprehensive, authoritative account of the development Greek Art through the 1st millennium BC.An invaluable resource for scholars dealing with the art, material culture and history of the post-classical worldIncludes voices from such diverse fields as art history, classical studies, and archaeology and offers a diversity of views to the topicFeatures an innovative group of chapters dealing with the reception of Greek art from the Middle Ages to the presentIncludes chapters on Chronology and Topography, as well as Workshops and TechnologyIncludes four major sections: Forms, Times and Places; Contacts and Colonies; Images and Meanings; Greek Art: Ancient to Antique
  

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Contents

List of Illustrations
List of Color Plates
List of Maps
Notes on Contributors
Preface
PART I
CHAPTER 1
12 Greek Art after the Greeks
1810 Graves and Burials
1811 Greeks and Scythians
1812 Greeks and Thracians
1813 Eastern and Southern Black Sea
CHAPTER 19
192 Late Geometric and Orientalizing
193 Archaic
194 Early Classical

13 A Companion to Greek Art
PART II
CHAPTER 2
22 Topography
23 Conclusion
CHAPTER 3
33 Protogeometric
34 Geometric
35 Protoattic
36 Painters and Techniques
37 Blackfigure
38 Redfigure
39 Trade and Distribution
310 Pictures
311 Shapes
312 Chronology
CHAPTER 4
42 Corinthian
43 Boeotian
44 Euboean
45 Lakonian
46 Elean
47 Cycladic
48 Cretan
49 East Greek
410 Northern Greek
411 Conclusion
CHAPTER 5
53 The Archaic Period
54 The Classical Period
55 The Hellenistic Period
CHAPTER 6
62 Forms and Conventions
63 The Temples
64 Other Buildings in Sanctuaries
65 City Planning
66 Public Structures in Greek Cities
67 Residential Structures
68 Tombs
CHAPTER 7
72 Polychromy
73 Pediments
74 Friezes
75 Metopes
76 Acroteria
77 Sculptured Column Drums
78 Sculptured Ceiling Coffers
710 Parapets
CHAPTER 8
83 Tetrachromy Polychromy Skiagraphia
84 FromMimesisto Visual Trickery
85 The Evidence from Macedonian Tombs
86 Painting at the Time of Alexander and Later
87 Skenographia and the Invention of the Landscape
88 Art Criticism
CHAPTER 9
92 Style and Chronology of Pebble Mosaics
93 Alternative Techniques and the Development of Tessellated Mosaic
Function and Meaning
CHAPTER 10
103 Metal Vessels
104 Engraved Gems
105 Finger Rings
CHAPTER 11
112 Technology
113 Types and Functions of Terracotta Figures
114 Terracottas Bronzes and Other Sculpture
CHAPTER 12
122 Iconography
123 Opportunities
124 Weaknesses
125 The Dieengravers
126 Conclusion
CHAPTER 13
132 The Potters Workshop
133 The Smiths Workshop
134 The Sculptors Workshop
135 Workshops
136 Borrowings and Breakthroughs
137 Social Standing and Appreciation
CHAPTER 14
142 Inscriptions
143 Artists Treatises
144 Pliny and Pausanias
145 Homer and the Poets
146 Orators Rhetoricians and Essayists
147 Philosophers
148 Historians and Others
149 Conclusion
PART III
CHAPTER 15
Archaic Contact
153 Naukratis
154 Other Sites
155 Decorated Pottery and Transport Amphorae
156 The Persian Conquest to the Ptolemies
157 Greek Colonies in North Africa
158 Conclusion
CHAPTER 16
162 The Greeks in Cyprus
163 The Greeks in Syria and the Levant
164 The Greeks in Persia
165 Conclusion
CHAPTER 17
172 Ionian Migration
An Exemplary Form of Greek Art and Architecture
174 Ionian Phrygian and Lydian Sculpture and Art
175 The Classical Period
176 The Hellenization of Dynastic Lycia
177 Alexander the Great and the Hellenistic Kingdoms
From Rural Settlement to Hellenized Greek City
CHAPTER 18
183 Foundation of Colonies and Greek Pottery Finds
184 Constitutions Public Life and Coinage
185 Agriculture Handicrafts and Fishing
187 Religion
189 Sculpture Painting and Minor Arts
195 High Classical
196 Late Classical
197 Hellenistic
198 Conclusion
BLACKWELL COMPANIONS TO THE ANCIENT WORLD
List of Illustrations
Notes on Contributors
PART IV
CHAPTER 20
202 The Gods on the Parthenon Frieze
The Wedding of Peleus and Thetis
204 Warfare and the Gods
205 A Hero Among the Gods
Gods and Mortals on the Parthenon
CHAPTER 21
212 Burial and Cultic Evidence Iconography and Iron Age Society
213 Tyrants Aristocrats and their Impact on Art in the Archaic Period
214 Images and Dedications of Famous and Anonymous People
215 The Impact of the Persian Wars on Early Classical Art c 490450BC
216 Interaction of Civic Life and Visual Arts during the Classical Period
Hellenistic Art Rulers and Society
CHAPTER 22
222 Personification in Greek Art
223 Personification and Agency
CHAPTER 23
232 Encountering the Uncivilized
233 PreClassical Amazons
234 Legendary Trojans
235 Encountering NonGreeks
NonGreek Others in Monumental Art of the Classical Period
237 Conclusion
CHAPTER 24
243 Marriage
244 Death
CHAPTER 25
252 Geometric to Archaic
253 Classical
254 Hellenistic
CHAPTER 26
262 The Seeming Transparency of Greek Art
263 Sex
264 Gender
265 Sexuality
266 Heterosexuality
267 Homosexuality
268 Conclusion
CHAPTER 27
272 The Changing Role of Dining from the Bronze Age to the Classical Period
A Definition
274 The Development of theSymposion
275 Sympotic Equipment
276 Decoration on Sympotic Vases
277 The Export Market
278 Drinking Dining and Greek Culture
CHAPTER 28
282 Athlete Sport and Games
283 Dance Drama and Dithyramb
284 Tenella Kallinike Hurrah Fair Victor
CHAPTER 29
292 Sacrifice Procession Consumption
293 Space Gestures Time
294 Dionysian Imagery
CHAPTER 30
302 Concepts of Agency
303 From the François Vase to the Euphronios Krater
304 Myrons Diskobolos
305 Conclusion
PART V
CHAPTER 31
TheTabula Iliaca Capitolina
Cubiculum B in the Villa Farnesina
The Sperlonga Grotto
Greek Art through Roman Eyes
CHAPTER 32
322 Athens
323 Constantinople
CHAPTER 33
332 The Medieval Period
333 The Renaissance
334 The Age of Enlightenment
335 Conclusion
CHAPTER 34
342 Greek Art in Italy
343 What They Saw on the Grand Tour
344 Emma Hamiltons Attitudes
345 Rediscovering Greek Architecture on the Grand Tour to Italy and Greece
346 The Impact of the Grand Tour
CHAPTER 35
352 TheBeauIdealTradition
353 Ideal in Style Ideal in System
354 The Overtly Political Louvre
355 Epistemological Tension at the British Museum
356 The Educational Aspect of Beauty at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
357 Antiquity at the National Archaeological Museum at Athens
358 Conclusion
CHAPTER 36
362 Owning Ancient Art and Cultural Heritage
363 The Nation is the Steward of Cultural Property
364 Of Humankind
Critique and New Developments
367 Cultural Property Internationalism
Someone Always Owns the Past
CHAPTER 37
373 Classical Studies in Germany
374 Architects Artists and the Study of Greek Archaeology
375 Classical Archaeology in the United States
376 Classical Archaeology in France and Italy
378 Classical Archaeology in the Interwar Period
379 Classical Archaeology after World War II
CHAPTER 38
Content Portals
383 Still in the Books Stacks
384 Excavation Reports and the National Schools
385 Travelers and Popular Writers
386 The Search for the Perfect Picture
Bibliography
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About the author (2012)

Tyler Jo Smith is Associate Professor of Classical Art and Archaeology at the University of Virginia, and a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London. She is the author of Komast Dancers in Archaic Greek Art (2010).

Dimitris Plantzos is Assistant Professor of Classical Archaeology at the University of Ioannina, Greece. He is the author of Hellenistic Engraved Gems (1999).

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