The History of Greek Vases: Potters, Painters and Pictures (Paperback)
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Short Description for The History of Greek Vases Offering a survey of Greek vases, this book sketches their stylistic history. It explores the process of identifying artists; the methods of making and decorating the vases and the problems in doing so; the life of the potter; the pots' dissemination beyond Greece; and their functions in life, cult and as messengers of style and subject.
- Published: 21 January 2008
- Format: Paperback 320 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780500285930 ISBN 10: 0500285934
- Sales rank: 355,464
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Full description for The History of Greek Vases
This book, newly available in paperback, is the definitive survey of Greek vases by the outstanding world authority on classical archaeology and art. In it, John Boardman sketches the stylistic history of Greek vases and goes on to explore the many other matters that make the subject so fruitful: the process of identifying artists; the methods of making and decorating the vases and the problems in doing so; the life of the potter; the pots' dissemination beyond Greece; and their functions in life, cult and as messengers of style and subject. Boardman demonstrates how Greek artists exercised a style of narrative in art that was long influential in the West, and how their pictures reflected not simply on story-telling, but on the politics and social order of the day.