Extensively illustrated and clearly written, this book examines the major categories of Greek architecture, sculpture, vasepainting, wallpainting, and metalwork in a historical, social, and archaeological context. It blends factual information with stimulating interpretation and juxtaposes long-standing notions with the latest archaeological discoveries and hypotheses. Focusing on form, function, and history of style, the book explores art and artifacts chronologically from the Early Bronze through the Hellenistic eras (ca. 3000 to ca. 30 BC)and by medium. For individuals who appreciateand want to better understandthe art and history of Greece.
Surveys 3,000 years of Greek architecture, sculpture, vase painting, and wall painting, from the Bronze Age to the Hellenistic Age, for undergraduate students. Each chapter begins with a section on historical background. Early chapters are organized by region, and later chapters focus on types of art and architecture. Includes a glossary. This second edition integrates recent major archaeological discoveries, including the wreckage of a Greek trading vessel raised from the sea near Uluburun, Turkey, and contains expanded coverage of the Hellenistic period. Includes color and b&w photos, diagrams, and architectural plans. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.