Images of Myths in Classical Antiquity

ISBN-10: 0521788099

ISBN-13: 9780521788090

Edition: 2002

Authors: Susan Woodford

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Myth was the single most popular source for picture making in antiquity. Greek and Roman artists faced a number of challenges in conveying stories in static images. Exploring the ways that classical artists portrayed myths, this book offers a fresh approach to Greek and Roman mythological illustration.
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Book details

List price: $40.99
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 12/2/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 332
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.112
Language: English

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.

Part I. An Introduction: 1. Myths and images; Part II. Transforming Words into Images: 2. Making myths recognisable; 3. Choosing a moment; 4. Epic expansiveness versus tragic focus; Part III. Building Images: 5. Formulas and motifs; 6. Transference of types; 7. Creating compositions; Part IV. Innovations, Developments and Connections: 8. Innovations inspired by poets; 9. Innovations inspired by artists; 10. Changing interests; 11. History and myth in art; 12. Life and myth in art; Part V. Problems: 13. Showing what cannot be seen; 14. Distinguishing one myth from another; 15. Confusing one myth with another; 16. Misunderstandings and muddles; 17. Can the key to an image always be found?; Glossary; Appendices.
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