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Art in Ancient Greece - Jerome Jordan Pollitt - Art History Essential References

Art in the Hellenistic Age
Art and Experience in Classical Greece
The Art of Ancient Greece: Sources and Documents

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Art in the Hellenistic Age - Jerome Jordan Pollitt

Professor Jerome Jordan Pollitt presents the interpretative history of Greek art during the Hellenistic period - from the death of Alexander the Great in 323 BC, to the establishment of the Roman Empire at the end of the first century BC. Pollitt, one of the most respected scholars of ancient Greek art, shows us that the Greek sculpture, architecture and painting were primarily vehicles of expression of the Greece social and cultural history, which it reflected and from which it grew.

Jerome Jordan Pollitt art in the hellenistic age       Art in the Hellenistic Age - Jerome Jordan Pollitt

'The best reason to study Hellenistic art is for its own sake' writes Professor Pollitt in the Preface to Art in the Hellenistic Age. 'But', he continues, 'I would suggest that there is an additional quality that should make the art of the Hellenistic age of particular interest to modern audiences: the fact that in background and content it was the product of an age in many ways similar to our own. The result of the historical conditions (of the age) was an art which, like much modern art, was heterogeneous, often cosmopolitan, increasingly individualistic, and frequently elite in its appeal'.

פרופסור ג'רום ג'ורדן פוליט חוקר את ההסטוריה של האמנות ביוון של העת העתיקה ומציג את דעותיו מעוררות המחשבה בהקשר להשפעות המבנה החברתי היחודי לתקופה על התפתחותה של הציוויליזציה המערבית. מבט-על וסקירה מעמיקה של האמנות והלכי הרוחות בתקופה ההלניסטית.

Paperback: 344 pages
Publisher: Cambridge University Press (June 27, 1986)
Language: English

ISBN-10: 0521276721 / 0-521-27672-1
ISBN-13: 9780521276726

Price: $20

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Art and Experience in Classical Greece - Jerome Jordan Pollitt

This book is one of those rare pieces of writing that rewards you with fresh insight each and every time you pick it up. It aims to explain the motives and ideas behind the art rather than to provide the reader with a list of works and names of styles. Professor Pollit answers the question of why Classical Greek art looks like it does, and he thus gives his reader a framework for understanding individual works.

Profusely illustrated.

Art and Experience in Classical Greece - Jerome Jordan Pollitt

The fallen warrior [sculpture] from the east
pediment [of the Temple of Aphaia at Aegina] is
another matter. As life ebbs away and he sinks
toward the earth, he tries futilely, sword (now
missing) in hand, to raise himself. His eyes
narrow as his consciousness fades; his mouth is
slightly open as his breathing grows difficult;
he stares at the earth. His enfeebled movements
contrast poignantly with his massive physical
frame in which, for practically the first time,
the individual details of the musculature are
fused and unified by a softening of the lines
of division between them, and by increasingly
subtle modulation of the surface from which one
senses the presence of a unified physical force
emanating from within the body. The sculptor
who conceived the figure had obviously thought
carefully about exactly what it meant. He must
have asked himself what it must really be like
when a powerful warrior is wounded and falls
.
What does he feel? How should we feel? And
what meaning is there in our feeling? (pp.19-20)

פרופסור ג'רום ג'ורדן פוליט - אמנות וחוויה ביוון הקלאסית - כל דוגמא מתועדת ומתוייגת בבהירות. אזכורים ומראי מקום מדוייקים מאפשרים גישה מהירה למקורות מידע משלימים ולמחקרים נוספים העוסקים בהסטוריה של האמנות ביוון של העת העתיקה.

Paperback: 205 pages
Publisher: Cambridge University Press (March 10, 1972)
Language: English

ISBN-10: 0521096626 / 0-521-09662-6
ISBN-13: 9780521096621

Price: Call

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The Art of Ancient Greece: Sources and Documents - J. J. Pollitt

This book by Professor Pollitt contains a comprehensive collection in translation of ancient literary evidence relating to Greek sculpture, painting, architecture, and the decorative arts. Accompanying the author's translations of a wide selection of Greek and Latin texts is an accessible, substantial bibliography, as well as an introduction, and explanatory commentary. The material is presented in a way which makes this important evidence available to students who are not specialists in the Classical languages or Classical archaeology.

A much valued resource for the teaching of Greece art and archaeology.


 The Art of Ancient Greece: Sources and Documents - J. J. Pollitt 
     

ג'רום ג'ורדן פוליט מציג אסופה של תעודות וטקסטים הסטוריים מתורגמים ביד אמן מיוונית ולטינית בצירוף הערות מלומדות. נקודת פתיחה להיכרות מעמיקה עם האמנות והארכיאולוגיה של יוון העתיקה.

 

Paperback: 316 pages
Publisher: Cambridge University Press; 2nd edition (October 26, 1990)
Language: English

ISBN-10: 0521273668 / 0-521-27366-8
ISBN-13: 9780521273664

Price: $20

 

Item: B1004 - Pollitt Art Ancient Greece

 

 

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