The Eye of Greece: Studies in the Art of Athens by Donna KurtzThe Eye of Greece: Studies in the Art of Athens by Donna Kurtz

The Eye of Greece: Studies in the Art of Athens

EditorDonna Kurtz, Brian Sparkes

Paperback | February 4, 2010

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Athenian art of the sixth and fifth centuries BC offers the yardstick by which we judge the artistic achievement of the rest of the Greek world, and provides the models on which the later history of Greco-Roman art and much of the art of the later western world are based. The evidence is rich: some long known, like the Parthenon marbles, some fresh from the ground. These six essays, by prominent classical art-historians, British, German and American, explore some of the subjects and problems in the art of Archaic and Classical Athens which have exercised scholars in recent years. The essays are dedicated to Martin Robertson, formerly Lincoln Professor of Classical Archaeology and Art in the University of Oxford, himself a leading scholar of Classical art, and author of the magisterial A History of Greek Art (Cambridge University Press 1976) and of A Shorter History of Greek Art (Cambridge University Press 1981).
Title:The Eye of Greece: Studies in the Art of AthensFormat:PaperbackDimensions:264 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.55 inPublished:February 4, 2010Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521128404

ISBN - 13:9780521128407


Table of Contents

List of illustrations; Preface; Foreword by John Boardman; Abbreviations; 1. Herakles, Theseus and Amazons John Boardman; 2. Notes on Makron Dietrich von Bothmer; 3. Two Pheidian heads: Nike and Amazon Evelyn Harrison; 4. Two groups of archaic Attic terracottas Richard Nicholls; 5. Satry-plays on vases in the time of Aeschylus Erika Simon; 6. The krater from Baksy Brian Shefton; The published writings of Martin Robertson; Plates.