Displaying The Ideals Of Antiquity: The Petrified Gaze by Johannes SiapkasDisplaying The Ideals Of Antiquity: The Petrified Gaze by Johannes Siapkas

Displaying The Ideals Of Antiquity: The Petrified Gaze

byJohannes Siapkas, Lena Sj©grenEditorJohannes Siapkas

Hardcover | July 23, 2013

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Displaying the Ideals of Antiquityinvestigates the study and display of ancient sculpture from archaeological, art historical, and museum studies perspectives. Ancient sculptures not only give us knowledge about ancient Greek and Roman pasts, but they also mediate ideals that inform modern perceptions of antiquity. This book analyzes how an art historical tradition establishes and preserves an idealized view of antiquity in classical archaeology and in museum exhibitions. The authors investigate how these ideals are kept alive today'an approach that often is neglected in studies on ancient reception.This book offers an international scope and illustrates how academic conceptual foundations influence museum exhibitions.This timely volume discusses contemporary museum exhibitions of ancient sculpture and clarifies how old discourses continue to affect museum exhibitions and conceptualizations of ancient sculptures. The authors analyze close to 100 museums around the world, and demonstrate the ways in which ancient sculptures are mediated across Europe and the West.

Johannes Siapkasis Associate Professor in the Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies at Stockholm University, Sweden.Lena Sj'grenis Associate Professor in the Department of Archaeological and Classical Studies at Stockholm University, Sweden.
Title:Displaying The Ideals Of Antiquity: The Petrified GazeFormat:HardcoverDimensions:254 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.98 inPublished:July 23, 2013Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415529166

ISBN - 13:9780415529167


Table of Contents

Part 1. IntroductionLena Sj'gren Part 2. Discursive SettingsIntroductionLena Sj'gren 1. Classical Archaeology ' A Critical OverviewJohannes Siapkas 2. Art Historical DiscoursesJohannes Siapkas  3. The Study of Ancient SculptureLena Sj'gren 4. Current Approaches to Ancient SculptureLena Sj'gren Part 3. Museological Frictions Introduction Lena Sj'gren 5. GenealogiesJohannes Siapkas 6. MasterpiecesJohannes Siapkas 7. Art Historical NarrativesLena Sj'gren 8. Archaeological Displays of SculptureLena Sj'grenPart 4. ConclusionJohannes Siapkas

Editorial Reviews

"Siapkas and Sj¿gren deserve credit for tackling such a variety of issues in relation to the presentation of Greek and Roman sculptures. Their thought-provoking work should inspire further study in this field, and will be of interest to anyone contemplating the role of ancient art and artifacts in museums." - Jessica Powers, San Antonio Museum of Art "...This book breaks new ground by including museum exhibits as an important element in the historiographyof ancient sculpture...The whole work remains a fascinating and wide-ranging consideration of the interplay between published scholarship and museum displays in the field of ancient sculpture, animportant issue that deserves further attention." - Kate Cooper, Royal Ontario Museum & University of Toronto