Athenian Red Figure Vases: The Classical Period: A Handbook (Paperback)
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Short Description for Athenian Red Figure Vases: The Classical Period Discusses the historical and artistic aspects of Athenian red figure vases of the classical period through the fourth century.
- Published: 01 December 1989
- Format: Paperback 252 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780500202449 ISBN 10: 0500202443
- Sales rank: 285,536
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Like his other two works on Athenian Figure Vases, John Boardman offers a detailed survey of the important painters and workshops of the time, providing readers with over five hundred illustrations and a complete bibliography. Particular attention is paid to the technique and to the production and marketing of these outstanding vases as well as to the information they provide about everyday life and the way this reflects the changing fortunes of Athens through the period. We see how the increasingly diverse subject matter throws much light on Greek myths and religious practice, and how the appearance of flamboyant vases in the final phases of the Classical period seems to show Athenian painters looking back to earlier achievements in their craft. 566 illus.