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Ancient Greek, Roman and Etruscan civilizations come to life in this illustrated selection of 100 highlights from the famous collections of classical art of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. An introduction by curator Christine Kondoleon describes the geographic range, stylistic progression and technical development of art in the classical world, and a second essay briefly relates tales of conservation and the provenance of some of the featured objects. In the main body of the book, the highlighted artworks are grouped into five broad themes: Myth and Religion, Heroes and Warriors, Love and Loss, Daily Life and Beasts and Beauties. Celebrated mosaics, statues and vases share the stage with less familiar jewelry, coins and glassware, with each piece accompanied by a concise discussion of its artistic creation and cultural context. Both common themes and distinctions emerge in cross-cultural discussions of topics such as war and politics, commemoration of the dead, sports and entertainment and the human form, providing rich insight into the astonishing civilizations that produced and used these fascinating objects so many centuries ago.

Book News Annotation:

Part of a museum visitor-friendly series being published by the Museum's press, this volume presents color plates and descriptions of over 100 works of classical art from the Greek, Etruscan, and Roman era in the Museum's superlative collection. The descriptions offer insights into the meaning, use, and creation of the works, allowing the visitor to gain an understanding of the lives of their classical owners or audience. An appendix describes the process of conservation of antiquities; several excellent maps are provided. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Edited by Christine Kondoleon. Text by Richard Grossmann, Jennifer L. Heuser.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780878467280
Author:
Kondoleon, Christine
Publisher:
MFA Publications
Author:
Ledig, Jennifer
Author:
Grossman, Richard A.
Subject:
History - Ancient/Classical
Subject:
Art - General
Copyright:
Series:
MFA Highlights
Publication Date:
20081231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
200
Dimensions:
9.00x7.10x.50 in. 1.40 lbs.

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