Art in the Hellenistic World : An Introduction

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Author :Andrew Stewart
Publisher : CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
ISBN 10 : 1107625920
ISBN 13 : 9781107625921

Details : What was Hellenistical art, and what were its contexts, aims, achievements, and impact? This textbook introduces students to those queries and offers a series of answers to them. Its twelve chapters and 2 ‘focus’ sections examine Hellenistical sculpture, painting, luxury arts, and design. Thematically organized, spanning the 3 centuries from Alexander to national leader, and go geographically from Italy to Asian nation and therefore the Black Sea to geographical area, the book examines key monuments of Hellenistical art in relevancy the nice political, social, cultural, and intellectual problems with the time. it’s illustrated with a hundred and seventy pictures (mostly in color, and lots of ne’er before published) and contextualized through excerpts from Hellenistical literature and inscriptions. useful accessory options embody maps, appendices with background on Hellenistical artists and translations of key documents, a full wordbook, a timeline, transient biographies of key figures, suggestions for additional reading, and list references.

Art in the Hellenistic World : An Introduction

Art

Author - Andrew Stewart
Publisher - Cambridge University Press
Pages - 233
ISBN - 1316061450


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Detail - What was Hellenistic art, and what were its contexts, aims, achievements, and impact? This textbook introduces students to these questions and offers a series of answers to them. Its twelve chapters and two 'focus' sections examine Hellenistic sculpture, painting, luxury arts, and architecture. Thematically organized, spanning the three centuries from Alexander to Augustus, and ranging geographically from Italy to India and the Black Sea to Nubia, the book examines key monuments of Hellenistic art in relation to the great political, social, cultural, and intellectual issues of the time. It is illustrated with 170 photographs (mostly in color, and many never before published) and contextualized through excerpts from Hellenistic literature and inscriptions. Helpful ancillary features include maps, appendices with background on Hellenistic artists and translations of key documents, a full glossary, a timeline, brief biographies of key figures, suggestions for further reading, and bibliographical references.

Art in the Hellenistic Age :

Art

Author - Jerome Jordan Pollitt
Publisher - Cambridge University Press
Pages - 329
ISBN - 9780521276726


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Detail - This 1986 book is an interpretative history of Greek art during the Hellenistic period.

The Oxford History of Greece and the Hellenistic World :

History

Author - John Boardman
Publisher - Oxford Paperbacks
Pages - 520
ISBN - 0192852477


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Detail - The period from the emergence of the Greek city-state in the eighth century BC to the reign of Alexander the Great and the establishment of Greek monarchies was one unparalleled in history for its brilliance in literature, philosophy, and the visual arts. This book reproduces the text of the hugely successful Oxford History of the Classical World: Greece and the Hellenistic World in a standard paperback form. Written by a team of leading classical scholars, it includes chapters on political and social history, Homer, Greek myth, drama, science, and the great philosophers. All the original line drawings and maps have been retained, and an eight-page plate section has been specially selected for this edition by Sir John Boardman. - ;The period from the emergence of the Greek city-state in the eighth century BC to the reign of Alexander the Great and the establishment of Greek monarchies was one unparalleled in history for its brilliance in literature, philosophy, and the visual arts. This book reproduces the text of the hugely successful Oxford History of the Classical World: Greece and the Hellenistic World in a standard paperback form. Written by a team of leading classical scholars, it includes chapters on political and social history, Homer, Greek myth, drama, science, and the great philosophers. All the original line drawings and maps have been retained, and an eight-page plate section has been specially selected for this edition by Sir John Boardman. -

The Oxford Illustrated History of Greece and the Hellenistic World :

History

Author - John Boardman
Publisher - Oxford Illustrated Histories
Pages - 446
ISBN - 9780192854384


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Detail - Provides an overview of classical Greek history, literature, art, philosophy, architecture, religion, government, and daily life.

Children in the Hellenistic World : Statues and Representation

Art

Author - Olympia Bobou
Publisher - Oxford University Press
Pages - 456
ISBN - 0199683050


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Detail - Based on the author's thesis (doctoral)--University of Oxford, 2006 issed under the title: Statues of children in the Hellenistic period.

A Companion to the Hellenistic World :

History

Author - Andrew Erskine
Publisher - John Wiley & Sons
Pages - 624
ISBN - 1405154411


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Detail - Covering the period from the death of Alexander the Great to the celebrated defeat of Antony and Cleopatra at the hands of Augustus, this authoritative Companion explores the world that Alexander created but did not live to see. Comprises 29 original essays by leading international scholars. Essential reading for courses on Hellenistic history. Combines narrative and thematic approaches to the period. Draws on the very latest research. Covers a broad range of topics, spanning political, religious, social, economic and cultural history.

The Hellenistic Age :

History

Author - Peter Thonemann
Publisher - Oxford University Press
Pages - 152
ISBN - 0198746040


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Detail - The three centuries which followed the conquests of Alexander are perhaps the most thrilling of all periods of ancient history. This was an age of cultural globalization: in the third century BC, a single language carried you from the Rhone to the Indus. A Celt from the lower Danube could serve in the mercenary army of a Macedonian king ruling in Egypt, and a Greek philosopher from Cyprus could compare the religions of the Brahmins and the Jews on the basis of first-hand knowledge of both. Kings from Sicily to Tajikistan struggled to meet the challenges of ruling multi-ethnic states, and Greek city-states came together under the earliest federal governments known to history. The scientists of Ptolemaic Alexandria measured the circumference of the earth, while pioneering Greek Argonauts explored the Indian Ocean and the Atlantic coast of Africa. Drawing on inscriptions, papyri, coinage, poetry, art, and archaeology, in this Very Short Introduction Peter Thonemann opens up the history and culture of the vast Hellenistic world, from the death of Alexander the Great (323 BC) to the Roman conquest of the Ptolemaic kingdom (30 BC). ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

Hellenistic Art : From Alexander the Great to Augustus

Art

Author - Lucilla Burn
Publisher - Getty Publications
Pages - 190
ISBN - 9780892367764


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Detail - Describes Hellenistic artistic developments that emerges in fourth-century Macedon, looking at the representations of royal and private individuals; the design, furnishing and appearances of cities, sanctuaries, houses and tombs; and the characteristic themes of Hellenistic iconography.

Art of the Hellenistic Kingdoms : From Pergamon to Rome

Art

Author - Seán Hemingway
Publisher - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Pages - 224
ISBN - 1588396584


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Detail - This handsome newly designed addition to The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s symposia series furthers the study of one of the most influential but less known periods of Greek art and culture. It is based on papers given at a two-day scholarly symposium held in conjunction with the award-winning exhibition “Pergamon and the Hellenistic Kingdoms of the Ancient World,” on view at the Metropolitan in 2016. The twenty diverse essays exemplify the international scope of the Hellenistic arts, which cover the three centuries between the death of Alexander the Great in 323 B.C. and the suicide of Cleopatra in 30 B.C. Subjects range from twenty-first century approaches to museum displays of archaeological material to the circulation of artists and works of art throughout the Mediterranean and the influence of Hellenistic art and its legacy in the ancient Roman world. Among the topics discussed are aspects of royal self-presentation and important elements of iconography and style in coins, gems, mosaics, sculpture, vessels, and wall paintings, in mediums including bronze, faience, glass, marble, silver, and terracotta. Authored by a number of internationally renowned scholars, the essays in this volume highlight the holdings of the Metropolitan and markedly demonstrate the artistic innovations and technical mastery of Hellenistic artists, offering new insights into the vitality and complexity of Hellenistic art. p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 14.0px Verdana}

A History of Greek Art :

Art

Author - Mark D. Stansbury-O'Donnell
Publisher - John Wiley & Sons
Pages - 440
ISBN - 1444350153


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Detail - Offering a unique blend of thematic and chronological investigation, this highly illustrated, engaging text explores the rich historical, cultural, and social contexts of 3,000 years of Greek art, from the Bronze Age through the Hellenistic period. Uniquely intersperses chapters devoted to major periods of Greek art from the Bronze Age through the Hellenistic period, with chapters containing discussions of important contextual themes across all of the periods Contextual chapters illustrate how a range of factors, such as the urban environment, gender, markets, and cross-cultural contact, influenced the development of art Chronological chapters survey the appearance and development of key artistic genres and explore how artifacts and architecture of the time reflect these styles Offers a variety of engaging and informative pedagogical features to help students navigate the subject, such as timelines, theme-based textboxes, key terms defined in margins, and further readings. Information is presented clearly and contextualized so that it is accessible to students regardless of their prior level of knowledge A book companion website is available at www.wiley.gom/go/greekart with the following resources: PowerPoint slides, glossary, and timeline

Hellenistic Sculpture : A Handbook

Art

Author - R. R. R. Smith
Publisher - Thames & Hudson
Pages - 287
ISBN - 9780500202494


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Detail - Provides a thematic and regional survey of Hellenistic sculpture, focusing on its main elements and its innovations.

Masterpieces of the J. Paul Getty Museum: Antiquities : English Language Edition

Art

Author - Elana Towne-Markus
Publisher - Getty Publications
Pages - 128
ISBN - 0892364211


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Detail - From third millennium BC marble statuettes to gem-encrusted gold jewelry of the fourth and fifth centuries AD, the collection of antiquities in the J. Paul Getty Museum testifies to the extraordinary skill and artistic achievements of sculptors, potters, painters, metal smiths, and other artisans of the ancient Mediterranean world. Indicating both the quality of the individual pieces and the range of the collection, this volume illustrates many of the outstanding objects, among them a rare life-size Greek bronze statue depicting a victorious youth and J. Paul Getty's personal favorite, the marble statue known as the Lansdowne Herakles. Also included are a number of Greek and Etruscan terracotta vases, bronze and marble sculpture, and delicate late Classical and Ptolemaic gold jewelry.

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