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The Resource The transformation of Athens : painted pottery and the creation of classical Greece, Robin Osborne

The transformation of Athens : painted pottery and the creation of classical Greece, Robin Osborne

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The transformation of Athens : painted pottery and the creation of classical Greece
Title
The transformation of Athens
Title remainder
painted pottery and the creation of classical Greece
Statement of responsibility
Robin Osborne
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Why did soldiers stop fighting, athletes stop competing, and lovers stop having graphic sex in classical Greek art? The scenes depicted on Athenian pottery of the mid-fifth century BC are very different from those of the late sixth century. Did Greek potters have a different world to see - or did they come to see the world differently? In this lavishly illustrated and engagingly written book, Robin Osborne argues that these remarkable changes are the best evidence for the shifting nature of classical Greek culture. Osborne examines the thousands of surviving Athenian red-figure pots painted between 520 and 440 BC and describes the changing depictions of soldiers and athletes, drinking parties and religious occasions, sexual relations, and scenes of daily life. He shows that it was not changes in each activity that determined how the world was shown, but changes in values and aesthetics. By demonstrating that changes in artistic style involve choices about what aspects of the world we decide to represent as well as how to represent them, this book rewrites the history of Greek art. By showing that Greeks came to see the world differently over the span of less than a century, it reassesses the history of classical Greece and of Athenian democracy. And by questioning whether art reflects or produces social and political change, it provokes a fresh examination of the role of images in an ever-evolving world."--Provided by publisher
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N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1957-
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Osborne, Robin
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Language note
In English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Martin classical lectures
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Vase-painting, Greek
  • Vases, Red-figured
  • Athens (Greece)
  • Painted pottery
  • Athens (Greece)
  • HISTORY
  • ART
  • Antiquities
  • Civilization
  • Painted pottery
  • Vase-painting, Greek
  • Vases, Red-figured
  • Greece
  • Wertwandel
  • Rotfigurige Vasenmalerei
  • Kulturwandel
  • Ikonographie
  • Athen
Label
The transformation of Athens : painted pottery and the creation of classical Greece, Robin Osborne
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-275) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The art of transformation -- Athenian pottery and Athenian culture -- Changing in the gymnasium -- Changing the guard -- Courting change -- Sacrificing change -- Drinking to and reveling in change -- The changing city of Satyrs -- Morality, politics, and aesthetics -- The road not taken -- The transformation of art
Control code
on1015674779
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xx, 285 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400889938
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.1515/9781400889938
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctvc608n2
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1015674779
Label
The transformation of Athens : painted pottery and the creation of classical Greece, Robin Osborne
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-275) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The art of transformation -- Athenian pottery and Athenian culture -- Changing in the gymnasium -- Changing the guard -- Courting change -- Sacrificing change -- Drinking to and reveling in change -- The changing city of Satyrs -- Morality, politics, and aesthetics -- The road not taken -- The transformation of art
Control code
on1015674779
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xx, 285 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400889938
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.1515/9781400889938
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctvc608n2
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1015674779

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