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Classical Art and the Cultures of Greece and Rome

ISBN-10: 0300075332

ISBN-13: 9780300075335

Edition: 1999

Authors: John Onians

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This text argues that the study of classical art provides a unique window into the minds of the Greeks and Romans for whom it was produced. He provides an account that ranges from the Greek dark ages to the Christianisation of Rome.
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Book details

List price: $60.00
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication date: 8/25/1999
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 320
Size: 8.00" wide x 10.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.948
Language: English

Acknowledgements
Preface
The Culture of the Greek Workshop
Man as Raw Material
The Body and Its Tools
Military and Civil Crafts
Greek Art and the Culture of Conflict
The General as Craftsman and the Soldier as Artefact
The Necessity of the Phalanx
The Iliad: Women at Home, Men at War
War and Art: The 'Military' Style of Pottery
War and Art: Phalanx and Temple
War and Philosophy: Kosmos and Harmonia
War and Philosophy: The First 'Mathematicians'
War, Mathematics and Art: The 'Square' Man
Mathematical Art versus the Mathematical Army
Plato and the Mathematical Guards
The Power of Women and the Aesthetics of Peace
Greek Art and the Culture of Competition
Work and Competition
Competition, Imitation and Improvement
Competition: Its Organisation and Regulation
Competition in Art
Competition and the Rise of Classical Art
Competition and Continuous Change
The Intellectual Marketplace: Competitive Models
The Intellectual Marketplace: Plato's Paradigm
Isocrates and the Theory of Classical Culture
Hellenistic Art and the Culture of Character
Alexander: Paradigmatic Breaker of the Paradigm
Alexander and Art
Responses to the Paradigm
The 'Modern' Artist
'Modern' Art
The Patron, the Artist, the Model and the Viewer
From the Viewer as Hero to the Viewer as Victim
Man Caught in His Own Net
Paradigms Packaged: Education and the Copy
Athens, the Capital of Packaging
Roman Art and the Culture of Memory
The Instruments of Success
Augury and Mapping
Art and Memory
Money, Monuments and Signs
Monuments and Memory
Vespasian's Architectural Memory System
Money and Monuments in the Later Empire
Memorials of the Dead
Christianity: A Contract for the After-life
The Sign of the Cross
Rome and the Culture of Imagination
Beyond Reason
Metamorphosis and the Magic of Augustus
Metamorphosis of Nature
Metamorphosis and the History of Art
Metamorphosis of Culture
Roman Style as the Style of Transformation
The Empire of the Imagination
Rhetoric and the Education of the Imagination
The Educated Imagination and the Work of Art
Imagination and the Psychology of Perception
From Images in Clouds to Pictures in Marble
The Rise of the Imagination and Material Decline
Dreams and Visions; Conversion and Transubstantiation
The Culture of the Christian Church
Closing the Schools
The Christian and the External World
The Christian and the Internal World
Christian Building Blocks
Bibliographical Note
List of Illustrations
Index