Wonderfully preserved Greek vases are a unique source of information about the mythology, religion, drama and daily l ife of the ancient Greek world. This sumptuous photographic book offers a superb visual introduction to the artistry of ancient Greek vases , exploring them not merely as beautiful vessels to bear water and wine, but also as instruments of storytelling and bearers of meaning. Presenting the vases and the ir imagery in their full narrative glory, The Greek Vase interprets the ir forms and stories along a variety of themes, from the adventures of gods and mythological heroes, to expressive scenes of sexual intimacy and depictions of social, family and domestic life. Throughout, the text highlights what these pictures would have meant to the people who lived with and used them, how they have been received by later generations , and the profound influence of their form, decoration and narrative on subsequent art, architecture and literature.
Featuring unique NEW study tools for students and dynamic NEW lecture resources for instructors, the 13th Edition of GARDNER'S ART THROUGH THE AGES: THE WESTERN PERSPECTIVE takes this brilliant bestseller to new heights in addressing the challenges of today's classroom. The most widely read history of art in the English language for more than 80 years, GARDNER has built its stellar reputation on the inclusion of the most significant images and monuments, discussions of these images in their full historical and cultural context, reproductions of unsurpassed quality, scholarship that is up-to-date and deep, and more help for students and instructors than any other survey text. The 13th Edition adds to this heritage with new images and new full-color reconstructions, as well as a unique scale feature that helps students visualize the size of each work. Students will also benefit from the clarity that only a book written by a single author can provide. New to this edition are the three levels of review including extended image captions, The Big Picture overviews at the end of every chapter, and a special global timeline. ArtStudy Online is a free interactive study guide that includes image flashcards and quizzes to help students master the material quickly. Dynamic lecture tools -- including a digital library with a full zoom and side-by-side comparison capability and the exciting Google Earth technology -- will save instructors time in preparing for class and personalizing their lectures. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Red-Figured Athenian Vases in the Metropolitan Museum of Art is a descriptive catalogue of the more important red-figured Athenian vases in The Metropolitan Museum of Art's collection. This book is written to serve as a general handbook on red-figured vases. 173 vases are featured and arranged chronologically with special emphasis placed on the styles of the various painters. Descriptive texts preceed each time period while drawings and photographs elucidate the vases decoration.
From the earliest times people have been driven by a desire to communicate, share experiences and entertain. Begining with simple smoke signals and ending with the latest telepathic implants media charts the fascinating story of how information is passed on.This book tells how the first alphabets led to the birth of the written word and eventually to printed books. In this century television has given us a window on the world and newspapers have kept us up-to-date with today's events. Now the digital revolution sends our messages across the world in a matter of minutes and the Internet provides instant access to vast amounts of information. All these media transmit information so fast that the world is becoming a global village. Written by Cliff Gifford, science writer and author of many children's books this is a unique and exciting history of the world's media.
Traces the influences of London literary salons, Paris studios and cafes, Dublin drawing rooms, and Irish country houses and cottages on the works of George Moore. Notes the frequent changes in Moore's concept of form, style, theme, and characterization.
This book, newly available in paperback, is the definitive survey of Greek vases by the outstanding world authority on classical archaeology and art. In it, John Boardman sketches the stylistic history of Greek vases and goes on to explore the many other matters that make the subject so fruitful: the process of identifying artists; the methods of making and decorating the vases and the problems in doing so; the life of the potter; the pots dissemination beyond Greece; and their functions in life, cult and as messengers of style and subject. Boardman demonstrates how Greek artists exercised a style of narrative in art that was long influential in the West, and how their pictures reflected not simply on story-telling, but on the politics and social order of the day.
Interactions Between Tragedy and Greek Vase-Painting of the Fourth Century B.C.
Author: Oliver Taplin
Publisher: Getty Publications
This interdisciplinary study opens up a fascinating interaction between art and theater. It shows how the mythological vase-paintings of fourth-century B.C. Greeks, especially those settled in southern Italy, are more meaningful for those who had seen the myths enacted in the popular new medium of tragedy. Of some 300 relevant vases, 109 are reproduced and accompanied by a picture-by-picture discussion. This book supplies a rich and unprecedented resource from a neglected treasury of painting.
Text and illustrations introduce the many kinds of communications and media, and how they have developed, from drums and smoke signals through the invention of printing, to the Internet and virtual reality, and discusses such areas as advertising and propaganda