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Emergence of the Classical Style in Greek Sculpture von Neer, Richard (eBook)

  • Erscheinungsdatum: 22.10.2010
  • Verlag: University of Chicago Press
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Emergence of the Classical Style in Greek Sculpture

In this wide-ranging study, Richard Neer offers a new way to understand the epoch-making sculpture of classical Greece. Working at the intersection of art history, archaeology, literature, and aesthetics, he reveals a people fascinated with the power of sculpture to provoke wonder in beholders. Wonder, not accuracy, realism, naturalism or truth, was the supreme objective of Greek sculptors. Neer traces this way of thinking about art from the poems of Homer to the philosophy of Plato. Then, through meticulous accounts of major sculpture from around the Greek world, he shows how the demand for wonder-inducing statues gave rise to some of the greatest masterpieces of Greek art. Rewriting the history of Greek sculpture in Greek terms and restoring wonder to a sometimes dusty subject, The Emergence of the Classical Style in Greek Sculpture is an indispensable guide for anyone interested in the art of sculpture or the history of the ancient world.

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    Format: PDF
    Kopierschutz: AdobeDRM
    Erscheinungsdatum: 22.10.2010
    Sprache: Englisch
    ISBN: 9780226570655
    Verlag: University of Chicago Press
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