Greek Sculpture: Function, Materials, and Techniques in the Archaic and Classical Periods by Olga PalagiaGreek Sculpture: Function, Materials, and Techniques in the Archaic and Classical Periods by Olga Palagia

Greek Sculpture: Function, Materials, and Techniques in the Archaic and Classical Periods

EditorOlga Palagia

Paperback | October 6, 2008

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During the sixth and fifth centuries BC, Greek sculpture developed into a fine art. With the human figure as its main subject, artists worked to represent it in increasingly natural terms. This book explores the material aspects of Greek sculpture at a pivotal phase in its evolution. Considering typologies and function, an international team of experts traces the development of technical characteristics of marble and bronze sculpture, the choice of particular marbles in different areas, and the types of monuments that were created on the Greek mainland, the islands and the west coast of Asia.
Title:Greek Sculpture: Function, Materials, and Techniques in the Archaic and Classical PeriodsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:350 pages, 9.96 × 8.46 × 0.67 inPublished:October 6, 2008Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521738377

ISBN - 13:9780521738378

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Table of Contents

1. Sources and models John Boardman; 2. Archaic Athens and the Cyclades Mary C. Sturgeon; 3. Archaic and Classical Magna Graecia Barbara Barletta; 4. Classical Athens Olga Palagia; 5. Late Classical Asia Minor: dynasts and their tombs Peter Higgs; 6. Archaic and Classical bronzes Carol Mattusch; 7. Marble carving techniques Olga Palagia; 8. Greek and Roman white marbles Norman Herz.

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'This is an excellent, hard-nosed look at the craft (in both senses of the word) of Greek sculpture, with first-rate bibliographies and detailed photographs.' Minerva