Athenian Vase Construction: A Potter's Analysis (Paperback)
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Short Description for Athenian Vase Construction An analysis of Athenian vase construction, examining the composition and properties of the clay, forming techniques and surface treatments. The author discusses the traditional types of case shapes and there are photographs of ancient vases and contemporary practices.
- Published: 01 October 2000
- Format: Paperback 312 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780892364664 ISBN 10: 0892364661
- Sales rank: 955,087
Full description for Athenian Vase Construction
Greek vases are one of the world's finest ceramic traditions. Even before a vase became a painted masterpiece, its graceful lines and elegant proportions made it a masterpiece of form. This highly regarded volume details in a comprehensive, step-by-step fashion the manner in which the major Athenian vases were made. Photographs of pottery from the Getty Museum and other collections provide ancient evidence from the interiors and exteriors of the pots themselves as to how they were formed and constructed. Line drawings illustrate how the ancient potters worked.