HUDU

Greek Sculpture and the Problem of Description


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Juni 2005

Beschreibung

Beschreibung

This book explores the role of description in the interpretation of ancient Greek statuary. Although scholars have emphasized the importance of separating objective evaluation of evidence from interpretation, in practice it has proved difficult to draw this distinction. This study examines the scholarship on a select number of well-known Greek statues from the eighteenth-century through the present. The impact of the historical, cultural, and intellectual contexts that produced this specialized scholarship is demonstrated through considerations of issues such as ethnicity, psychology, theories about artistic form, and evolving conceptions of nude and clothed figures.

Inhaltsverzeichnis

1. The problem of archeological description; 2. Nikandre's dedication and the description of early Greek statuary; 3. The analysis of the clothed female form.

Portrait

A. A. Donohue is Rhys Carpenter Professor of Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology at Bryn Mawr College.

Pressestimmen

'... published and illustrated to Cambridge University Press's usual high standard ... Dr Donohue does a service in refreshing our approach to ancient sculpture ...' Art Newspaper
EAN: 9780521840842
ISBN: 0521840848
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Erscheinungsdatum: Juni 2005
Seitenanzahl: 261 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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