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Author Hemingway, Seán, author.

Title How to read Greek sculpture / Seán Hemingway.

Publication Info. New York : The Metropolitan Museum of Art, [2021]


Location Call No. Status
 New Britain, Main Library - Non Fiction  733 HEM    Check Shelf
Description 168 pages : illustrations, maps ; 27 cm.
Series How to read ; tenth
How to read (Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)) ; 10.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 165-166) and index.
Summary Introducing eight centuries of Greek sculpture, this latest addition to The Met's compelling and widely acclaimed 'How to Read' series traces this artistic tradition from its early manifestations in the Geometric period (ca. 900-700 BCE) through the groundbreaking creativity of the Archaic and Classical periods to the dramatic achievements of the Hellenistic Age (323-31 BCE). The 40 works of art featured represent a broad range of objects and materials, both sacred and utilitarian, in metal, marble, gold, ivory, and terracotta. Sculptures of deities and architectural elements are joined by depictions of athletes, animals, and performers, as well as by funerary reliefs, perfume vases, and jewelry. The accompanying text both provides insight into Greek art as a whole and illuminates centuries of Greek life. Detailed commentaries on each work and an overview of major themes in Greek art offer a fascinating, object-focused introduction to one of the most influential cultures in Western civilization.
Contents Director's foreword -- Acknowledgments -- Maps -- Introduction -- The sculptures -- Suggested reading -- Index.
Subject Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.). Department of Greek and Roman Art -- Catalogs.
Sculpture, Greek -- Catalogs.
Sculpture -- New York (State) -- New York -- Catalogs.
ART / Sculpture.
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.). Department of Greek and Roman Art. (OCoLC)fst01834541
Sculpture. (OCoLC)fst01109483
Sculpture, Greek. (OCoLC)fst01109689
New York (State) -- New York. (OCoLC)fst01204333
Genre/Form Catalogs. (OCoLC)fst01423692
Added Author Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.), issuing body.
Added Title Greek sculpture
ISBN 1588397238 (paperback)
9781588397232 (paperback)
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