Art of Vase-Painting in Classical Athens

ISBN-10: 0521338816
ISBN-13: 9780521338813
Edition: 1992
Authors: Martin Robertson
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Book details

List price: $57.00
Copyright year: 1992
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 1/28/1994
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 364
Size: 8.75" wide x 11.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.992
Language: English

In this book, Professor Martin Robertson, author of A History of Greek Art (CUP 1975) and A Shorter History of Greek Art (CUP 1981), draws together the results of a lifetime's study of Greek vase-painting, tracing the history of figure-drawing on Athenian pottery from the invention of the "red-figure" technique in the later archaic period to the abandonment of figured vase-decoration two hundred years later. The book covers red-figure and also work produced over the same period in the same workshops in black-figure and other techniques, especially that of drawing in outline on a white ground. This book is a major contribution to the history of Greek vase-painting and anyone seriously interested in the subject--whether scholar, student, curator, collector or amateur--will find it essential reading.

Preface
Introduction
The beginning of red-figure
A time of ferment: the red-figure Pioneers and their contemporaries
After the Pioneers: red-figure mastery; the beginnings of white-ground
Archaic into classical
Early classical
High classical
Developments from the high classical
The later fifth century; developments into the fourth
The fourth century
Notes
Bibliography and abbreviations
List of illustrations
Index.

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