Art of Greece and Rome

ISBN-10: 0521298733
ISBN-13: 9780521298735
Edition: 1982
Authors: Susan Woodford
List price: $19.99
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Description: Susan Woodford illuminates the greatness of classical art and architecture and conveys a sense of the excitement that fired the creative artists of the time. The Greeks were quick to challenge time-honoured styles and, stimulated by the problems  More...

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Book details

List price: $19.99
Copyright year: 1982
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 2/26/1982
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 128
Size: 6.61" wide x 9.37" long x 0.31" tall
Weight: 0.572
Language: English

Susan Woodford illuminates the greatness of classical art and architecture and conveys a sense of the excitement that fired the creative artists of the time. The Greeks were quick to challenge time-honoured styles and, stimulated by the problems that sometimes emerged from their daring innovations, they invented solutions that have been considered classics ever since. The Romans recognized the Greek achievement and built on it, adding a talent for organization and flair for architectural construction on a huge scale to create an impressive art of their own.

Neil Leonard is a visiting tutor at Brighton University, the University of the Arts, and Southampton Solent University. He is the founder of Design Your Career and runs bespoke conferences and workshops for emerging designers about building their careers and businesses.As a freelancer he has worked with a number of private clients and design agencies on projects that include branding, publishing, web design, and advertising.. As an educator, he has worked on employability initiatives that have involved working closely with industry to ensure students have a wide array of opportunities awaiting them upon graduation.Susan Woodford was born and educated in the USA, where she received her BA (summa cum laude) from Harvard and her MA and PhD from Columbia. Having moved to England with her husband and daughter in 1971, she teaches art history and lectures at the British Museum. In addition to scholarly articles, she has written four more books for the general reader: "The Parthenon", "The Art of Greece and Rome" and "Looking at Pictures", published by Cambridge University Press, and "An Introduction to Greek Art", published by Duckworth.

Introduction
The Archaic and Classical Periods: Progress and Problems
Free standing statues
Greek temples and their decoration
Painting and painted pottery
The Fourth Century BC and the Hellenistic Period: Innovation and Renovation
Sculpture
Painting
Architecture and planning
The Roman World: Adoption and Transformation of the Greek Legacy
Roman statues and reliefs
Roman painting
Roman architecture: adaptation and evolution
Epilogue
Notes on artists
Glossary
Further reading
Index

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