Function, Materials, and Techniques in the Archaic and Classical Periods
Edited by Olga Palagia
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Greek Sculpture by Olga Palagia
Book DescriptionGreek sculpture developed into a fine art in the archaic and classical periods. With the human figure as its main subject, artists worked to represent it in increasingly naturalistic 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 Minor. Taking a novel approach to a key topic in classical archaeology, this volume will serve as the groundwork for future research.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521738378
(253mm x 215mm x 17mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 6-Oct-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Olga Palagia
Art in Athens During the Peloponnesian War, Paperback (April 2014)
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Personal Styles in Greek Sculpture, Paperback (January 1999)» View all books by Olga Palagia
This 1996 book Identifies and evaluates the distinctive styles of five important ancient Greek sculptors.
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Author Biography - Olga Palagia
Olga Palagia is Professor of Classical Archaeology at the University of Athens, Greece. She is the author and editor of many articles, essays and books. She co-edited Personal Styles in Greek Sculpture and edited the forthcoming Art in Athens during the Peloponnesian War.
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