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Greek art in view: Essays in honour of Brian Sparkes (Hardback)
  • Greek art in view: Essays in honour of Brian Sparkes (Hardback)

Greek art in view: Essays in honour of Brian Sparkes (Hardback)

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Hardback 184 Pages / Published: 01/07/2004
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This book celebrates the career of Brian Sparkes, whose work in Classical archaeology has covered many diverse areas such as art, pottery, and theatre. Such interdisciplinary work is at the core of this book, which seeks to explore the relationship between different kinds of text and material culture and the ways in which these can be interpreted. Chapters include studies on the relationship between vase painting and sculpture (Karim Arafat) , images on wedding bowls (Sue Blundell) , and the role of pottery workshops in the choice of iconography (Robin Osborne) . There is also, unusually for this kind of publication, a paper by Brian Sparkes himself, focusing on how artists and craftsmen in ancient Greece conceived the appearances of men and women and of the move from idealised naturalism to realistic naturalism.

Publisher: Oxbow Books
ISBN: 9781842171370
Number of pages: 184
Weight: 635 g
Dimensions: 242 x 170 x 19 mm

[a] delightful book.'--Tyler Jo Smith"American Journal Of Archaeology" (01/01/2006)
[a] delightful book.'--Tyler Jo Smith "American Journal Of Archaeology, 2006 "
[a] delightful book.'--Tyler Jo Smith -American Journal Of Archaeology, 2006 -
... a number of the contributions will be required reading for anyone working in Greek archaeology in general and Athenian vase painting in particular.' '...within these covers there are a wealth of ideas and enough provocative material to keep scholars coming back to this volume for years to come. That is how is should be in a tribute to Brian Sparkes.'--Michael M. Eisman, Temple University"Bryn Mawr Classical Review" (08/01/2005)
would be worth getting for Sparkes own essay alone, '--Emma Stafford - University of Leeds "JACT Review, 2005 "
This is altogether a fitting tribute to S., testimony not only to the influence of his work in the various areas represented, but also to the respect and affection which he continues to inspire.'--Emma Stafford "Journal of Hellenic Studies, 2006 "

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