Contents: Art and Ritual, Primitive Ritual; Periodic Ceremonies: Spring Festival; Primitive Spring Dance or Dithyramb, in Greece; Transition from Ritual to Art; Greek Sculpture; Ritual, Art and Life; Bibliography.
This richly illustrated, four-colour textbook introduces the art and archaeology of ancient Greece, from the Bronze Age through to the Roman conquest. Suitable for students with no prior knowledge of ancient art, this textbook reviews the main objects and monuments of the ancient Greek world, emphasizing the context and function of these artefacts in their particular place and time. Students are led to a rich understanding of how objects were meant to be perceived, what 'messages' they transmitted and how the surrounding environment shaped their meaning. The book contains nearly five hundred illustrations (with over four hundred in colour), including specially commissioned photographs, maps, floorplans and reconstructions. Judith M. Barringer examines a variety of media, including marble and bronze sculpture, public and domestic architecture, painted vases, coins, mosaics, terracotta figurines, reliefs, jewellery and wall paintings. Numerous text boxes, chapter summaries and timelines, complemented by a detailed glossary, support student learning.
Based on an in-depth ethnographic study working with some of the world’s most influential Independent Public Artists, this book takes a completely new approach. Placing these illicit aesthetic practices within a broader historical, political, and aesthetic context, it argues that they are in fact both intrinsically ornamental (working within a classic architectonic framework), as well as innately ordered (within a highly ritualized, performative structure). Rather than disharmonic, destructive forms, rather than ones solely working within the dynamics of the market, these insurgent images are seen to reface rather than deface the city, operating within a modality of contemporary civic ritual.
It has been widely accepted that the 10th-century liturgical plays developed naturally as a religious entity from the Mass. This approach is critiqued in The Origin of Medieval Drama where Leonard Goldstein places the development of the plays within the socio-economic context of the period, most notably the rapid rise of feudalism. Goldstein argues that the plays were a response by the Church to a decline in faith brought on by the burdens of feudalism on the peasantry. However, instead of revitalising faith, the plays which sought to assure the peasantry of their salvation actually represented and therefore reinforced the emerging private property relation. In looking at the origins of ancient Greek drama where scholars have concentrated more on social and cultural issues, Goldstein develops a Marxist model for the origins of medieval drama.
Originally published in 1983, D.H. Lawrence is an annotated bibliographic collection of works by and about D.H. Lawrence. Consisting of three parts, the primary bibliography contains separate bibliographies of Lawrence’s major publications, of collection editions of his works, of his letters, and of concordances to his writings. The secondary bibliography contains bibliographies of biographical and critical publications concerning Lawrence, generally or his individual works. Appendixes and Indexes include an extensive checklist of major foreign-language publications concerning Lawrence and a useful topical and thematic subject index for the guide.