Greek Art and Archaeology

Series
Pearson
Author
John G. Pedley  
Publisher
Pearson
Cover
Softcover
Edition
5
Language
English
Total pages
400
Pub.-date
January 2011
ISBN13
9780205001330
ISBN
0205001335
Related Titles



Description

For sophomore-level courses in (Introduction to) Greek Art, Greek Archaeology, and Greek Civilization, found in both Art History and Classics Departments.

 

Greek Art and Architecture explores the development of Greek art across three centuries. This extensively illustrated and clearly written text is accessible to introductory-level students. The major categories of Greek Art and architecture- including sculpture, vase painting, wall painting, and metal work in a historical, social, and archaeological context, are explored. 

 

Reading this book is like having a wonderful conversation with a learned and enthusiastic teacher who has a deep appreciation for the Classical world.” - Mary Ann Eaverly, University of Florida

 

“This text is as much a cultural history text as it is an art and archaeology one-which is exactly why I use it.”

- Paul Scotton, California State University, Long Beach

Features

* Updated information and new discoveries, such as:

    * Minoan settlement at Vasilike on Crete (page 35)

    * Uluburun shipwreck. (page 62-63)

    * New boxes on Greek art and culture (page 149)

    * Archaic Greece

    * Evolution of the Severe Style.

    * New color imagery of many important works of sculpture

* This introductory survey of the history of the retrieval of the monuments and materials of antiquity places the ancient world into relationship with the contemporary world.

* A chronological presentation of the major categories of Greek art and architecture begins with the Bronze Age and covers art and architecture through the Hellenistic period. Explores the art and archaeology of Bronze Age Greece by region-treats architecture and architectural sculpture together to give a cohesive picture of individual buildings.

* Each chapter opens with background sections that explain the historical and social conditions in which the art and architecture were produced.

 

New to this Edition

* Revised and expanded discussion embracing the Minoan settlement at Vasilike on Crete, and recent archaeological discoveries in the Cyclades.

* A new look at the Uluburun shipwreck with a reconstruction of the ship and new images of its cargo.

* New boxes examining key aspects of Greek art and culture, including two boxes on the evolution of coinage, a box on the role and nature of homosexuality in ancient Greek society, a box on the “Tomb of Philip” at Vergina, and a box on the mechanism found at the Antikythera shipwreck.

* Archaic Greece is examined in greater detail, looking particularly at the development and the purpose of the temple. In addition the function and meaning of the kouros figure is examined further.

* The Classical period's early transitional phase is reevaluated, taking in new theories on the evolution of the Severe Style.

* New color imagery of many important works of sculpture, including the monumental Ischys Kouros, the pedimental sculptures of the Temple of Aphaia at Aegina and the Temple of Zeus at Olympia, the west and east friezes of the Parthenon, the Alexander Sarcophagus, and a stamnos showing Harmodios and Aristogeiton assassinating the tyrant Hipparchos.

 

Table of Contents

PREFACE 8

INTRODUCTION 10

The Recovery of Antiquity 13

The Eighteenth Century 17

The Nineteenth Century 19

The Twentieth Century 21

The Twenty-First Century 23

Literary Sources 26

The Development of Classical Archaeology 27

Culture and Society HARRIET BOYD HAWES: AMERICAN PIONEER 20

MAP The Greek World 12

 

Chapter 1 THE AEGEAN IN THE THIRD MILLENNIUM C. 3000-2000 BC 30

Chronology 32

Crete 34

Architecture 34

Pottery and Stonework 35

The Cyclades 37

Architecture 37

Sculpture 37

Pottery and Stonework 40

Greece 40

Architecture 41

Pottery 43

MAP Minoan Crete and the Bronze Age Aegean 32

 

Chapter 2 THE MIDDLE BRONZE AGE C. 2000-1550 BC 44

Crete 46

Architecture 46

Sculpture 48

Pottery 52

The Cyclades 52

Architecture 52

Pottery 54

Greece 54

Architecture 54

Pottery 55

Troy 56

Controversies and Issues ART AND THE MARKET: FORGERY 50

Controversies and Issues HEINRICH SCHLIEMANN: SCHOLAR OR RASCAL? 56

Controversies and Issues PRIAM'S TREASURE: DOUBTS AND DIFFICULTIES 59

 

Chapter 3 THE LATE BRONZE AGE C. 1550-1100 BC 60

The Shipwreck off Uluburun 62

Crete 63

Architecture and Wall Painting 63

Sculpture and Pottery 70

Scripts 77

Minoan Religion 79

The LM III Period 81

The Cyclades 81

Keos 81

Melos: Phylakopi III 81

The Minoan Thalassocracy 81

Pottery 81

Thera 83

The Volcanic Eruption 85

Melos: Phylakopi IV 85

Greece 86

The Grave Circles at Mycenae 86

Architecture and Wall Painting 89

Sculpture and Pottery 95

Troy and the End of the Bronze Age in Greece 99

Culture and Society LINEAR B AND ITS DECIPHERMENT 76

 

Chapter 4 THE DARK AGE AND GEOMETRIC GREECE C. 1100-700 BC 102

Architecture 105

Sculpture 110

Pottery 112

Colonization 118

Culture and Society BURYING THE DEAD 115

MAP The Greek World to c. 400 BC 104

MAP South Italy and Sicily 119

 

Chapter 5 THE ORIENTALIZING PERIOD C. 700-600 BC 120

Pottery 121

Corinth 122

Athens 126

East Greece and the Islands 129

Architecture and Architectural Sculpture 131

Sculpture 139

Culture and Society DRINKING AND DINING: THE SYMPOSIUM 125

Culture and Society FOOD 135

 

Chapter 6 ARCHAIC GREECE C. 600-480 BC 146

Athens 147

Architecture and Architectural Sculpture 150

The Orders 150

Doric Temples 151

Ionic Temples 154

The Cyclades 156

Temple Functions 156

Sanctuaries 158

Doric and Ionic Treasuries 160

Sicily and South Italy 164

Athens 170

Sculpture 171

Kouroi 172

Korai 176

Reliefs 187

Pottery 189

Athens 192

Corinth 196

Laconia, East Greece, and the West 197

Athenian Red-figure 200

Culture and Society COINS AND COINAGE 149

Controversies and Issues THE GETTY KOUROS: IS IT FOR REAL? 181

Culture and Society CONNOISSEURSHIP 196

MAP Greece and the Aegean 148

 

Chapter 7 THE PERIOD OF TRANSITION C. 480-450 BC 206

Athens and the Western Greeks 209

The Women's World 210

Architecture and Architectural Sculpture 213

Aegina 213

Olympia 214

The Olympic Games 221

Sicily and South Italy 223

Athens 227

Sculpture 229

Pottery and Wall Painting 242

Culture and Society SILVER MINES AND SILVER

COINS AT ATHENS 208

Culture and Society HOMOSEXUALITY 243

 

Chapter 8 THE HIGH CLASSICAL PERIOD C. 450-400 BC 248

The Peloponnesian War 250

Architecture and Architectural Sculpture 251

Athens 251

Sicily and South Italy 274

Sculpture 276

Pottery and Wall Painting 281

Controversies and Issues LORD ELGIN AND THE PARTHENON MARBLES 263

MAP Attica 256

 

Chapter 9 THE FOURTH CENTURY C. 400-300 BC 288

Architecture and Architectural Sculpture 293

Bassae 293

Epidauros 294

Athens 297

Olynthos 299

Priene 300

Halikarnassos 302

Sculpture 305

Alexander the Great 312

Pottery 318

Wall Painting and Mosaics 322

Macedon 325

Vergina 325

Pella 334

Lefkadia 336

Controversies and Issues THE THEATER AT ATHENS: WERE WOMEN IN THE AUDIENCE? 326

Controversies and Issues VERGINA: THE TOMB OF PHILIP (BUT WHICH PHILIP?) 333

MAP The Greek World. c. 400-30 BC 290

 

Chapter 10 THE HELLENISTIC PERIOD C. 323-31 BC 338

Rome and Greece 340

Architecture 341

Pergamon 341

Kos 345

Magnesia and Didyma 345

Athens 348

Miletus 351

Syracuse 354

Sculpture 354

Wall Painting and Mosaics 377

Pottery 382

Culture and Society THE ANTIKYTHERA MECHANISM 343

Culture and Society SALVAGE ARCHAEOLOGY 352

 

Conclusion 386

Chronology 388

Glossary 389

Select Bibliography 392

Photographic Credits 394

Index 395

Back Cover

Now in its fifth edition, Greek Art and Archaeology charts the achievements of Greek art and civilization over 3000 years, from the abstract figures of the Cycladic islands and the mighty palaces of Crete to the baroque sculptures and complex architecture of the Hellenistic kingdoms.

    This new edition introduces a wealth of new material including discussion and illustration of new findings at early Bronze Age sites in Crete and the Cycladic Islands, the fourteenth century bc Uluburun shipwreck, the evolution of coinage in the Greek city states, the purpose and function of temples and the kouros figure in Archaic Greece, new ideas on interpreting the frieze of the Parthenon, and expanded coverage of the wealth and culture of Macedon. In addition, there are over 50 new color images of key works in the history of Greek art, including the Hera of Samos, the Motya charioteer, the Parthenon frieze, and newly commissioned photography of one of the masterpieces of later Greek art, the Alexander Sarcophagus.

    Written in a clear style, the book neatly balances lucid description with insightful interpretation and discussion. Intended for students and art enthusiasts of any age, it provides the most accessible and authoritative introduction to Greek art and archaeology available today.

Author

John G. Pedley is Professor Emeritus of Classical Archaeology and Greek at the University of Michigan.

Reader Review(s)

Reading this book is like having a wonderful conversation with a learned and enthusiastic teacher who has a deep appreciation for the Classical world.

Mary Ann Eaverly, University of Florida

 

“This text is as much a cultural history text as it is an art and archaeology one-which is exactly why I use it.”

Paul Scotton, California State University, Long Beach


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