Greek Sculpture and the Problem of Description
By (author) A. A. Donohue
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Greek Sculpture and the Problem of Description by A. A. Donohue
Book DescriptionThis book explores the role of description in the interpretation of ancient Greek statuary. Although scholars have emphasised the importance of separating objective evaluation of evidence from interpretation, in practice it has proved difficult to draw this distinction. Even at the level of observation and vocabulary, the scholarship on Greek sculpture has been moulded by concepts and convictions that impose particular interpretations on the material. This study examines the scholarship on a select number of well-known Greek statues from the eighteenth century through the present. The impact of the historical, cultural and intellectual contexts that produced this specialised scholarship is demonstrated through considerations of issues such as ethnicity, psychology, theories about artistic form, and evolving conceptions of nude and clothed figures.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521840842
(247mm x 174mm x 22mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 8-Jun-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author A. A. Donohue
Ancient Art and Its Historiography, Paperback (June 2011)
This 2003 book explores the historiography of ancient Near Eastern and Classical art.
Greek Sculpture and the Problem of Description, Paperback (January 2011)» View all books by A. A. Donohue
This book examines how interpretation and examination of Greek sculpture are intertwined.
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Author Biography - A. A. Donohue
A. A. Donohue is Rhys Carpenter Professor of Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology at Bryn Mawr College.
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