Looking at Greek Art by Mark D. Stansbury-ODonnellLooking at Greek Art by Mark D. Stansbury-ODonnell

Looking at Greek Art

byMark D. Stansbury-ODonnell

Hardcover | November 22, 2010

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Looking at Greek Art, by Mark D. Stansbury-O'Donnell, offers a practical guide to the methods for approaching, analyzing, and contextualizing an unfamiliar piece of Greek art. It demonstrates how objects are dated and assigned to an artist or region; how to interpret the subject matter and narrative; how to reconstruct the context for which an object was made, distributed, and used; and how we can explore broader cultural perspectives by looking at questions of identity, gender, and relationships to surrounding cultures. Each section focuses on different theoretical approaches, providing an overview of the theories, key terms, and required evidence. Case studies serve to demonstrate each process and some key issues to consider when using a given approach. This book explores a variety of media, including terracotta, metalwork, and jewelry, in addition to works found in major museum collections in the United States and Europe.
Title:Looking at Greek ArtFormat:HardcoverDimensions:268 pages, 9.96 × 8.46 × 0.67 inPublished:November 22, 2010Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521110386

ISBN - 13:9780521110389


Table of Contents

1. The study and presentation of Greek art; 2. Description and visual analysis; 3. Meaning; 4. Context; 5. Identity.

Editorial Reviews

'Stansbury-O'Donnell's book will give students of Greek art a good sense of the range of interpretive tools they have at their disposal; it will also, I suspect, help more experienced researchers to identify the weak points in their own mastery of method and theory.' Bryn Mawr Classical Review