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While the sculpted Ionic frieze of the Parthenon with its galloping horsemen and classically portrayed gods is reproduced in every art history text and has been much studied by scholars, no single book has yet been devoted to all its myriad aspects. This study by classical archaeologist and art historian Jenifer Neils breaks new ground by considering all aspects of this complex and controversial monument. Although the frieze has been studied for over two hundred years, most scholarship has sought an overall interpretation of the iconography rather than focusing on the sculpture's visual language, essential for a full understanding of the narrative. Neils' study not only decodes the language of the frieze, but also analyzes its conception and design, style and content, as well as its impact on later art. Unusual for its wide-ranging approach to the frieze, this book also brings ethical reasoning to bear on the issue of its possible repatriation as part of the on-going Elgin Marble debate. As one of the foremost examples of the high classical style and the finest expression of mid-fifth century Athenian ideology, the Parthenon frieze is without doubt one of the major monuments of western civilization, and as such deserves to be understood in all its dimensions. The accompanying CD-ROM contains a virtual reality Macromedia Director movie of the complete frieze, based on the plaster casts in the Skulpturhalle in Basel, Switzerland. Developed by Rachel Rosenzweig of the Department of Greek and Roman Art of the Cleveland Museum of Art, the casts are arranged in conformity with Neils' reconstruction and enable the user to view them in succession, as if walking around the Parthenon. The CD-ROM requires a computer running either MAC OS 8.01 or later, or Windows 95 or later.

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Neils's examination of the Parthenon frieze's visual language offers new insight into this important monument.

Synopsis:

Previous studies of the Parthenon frieze have sought to interpret the monument's iconography, neglecting the sculpture's visual language. Neils provides the first in-depth examination of the frieze which decodes its visual language, but also analyzes its conception and design, style and content, and impact on the visual arts over time.

Synopsis:

Jennifer Neils's study provides an in-depth examination of the frieze which decodes its visual language, but also analyzes its conception and design, style and content, and impact on the visual arts over time. The accompanying CD-Rom contains a virtual reality Macromedia Director(TM) film of the complete frieze, based on the plaster casts in the Skupturhalle in Basel, Switzerland. Developed by Rachel Rosenzweig of the Department of Greek and Roman Art of the Cleveland Museum of Art, the casts are arranged in the film in conformity with Neils's reconstruction and enable the user to view them in succession, as if walking around the Parthenon. The CD-Rom requires a computer running in either Mac OS 8.0.1 or later, or Windows 95 or later.

Synopsis:

The Parthenon frieze, one of Western civilization's major monuments, has been the subject of intense study for over two hundred years. Most scholarship has sought an overall interpretation of the monument's iconography and therefore neglects the visual language of the sculpture, an essential tool for a full understanding of the narrative. Dr Jenifer Neils's study provides an in-depth examination of the frieze which decodes its visual language, but also analyzes its conception and design, style and content, and impact on the visual arts over time.

Synopsis:

Neils??'s examination of the Parthenon frieze??'s visual language offers new insight into this important monument.

Description:

System requirements: Macintosh OS8.6 or later, or Windows 95 or later. Includes bibliographical references and index.

Table of Contents

Preface; Introduction; Polis: the context of ritual; Paradeigma: designing the frieze; Techne: carving the frieze; Mimesis: the high classical style; Iconographia: identifying the players; Iconologia: interpreting the frieze; Kleos: the impact of the frieze; Thauma: whose heritage?

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521641616
Author:
Neils, Jenifer
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
Greece
Subject:
Public, Commercial, or Industrial Buildings
Subject:
Sculpture
Subject:
History - Ancient/Classical
Subject:
Parthenon (Athens, Greece)
Subject:
Athens
Subject:
Friezes -- Greece -- Athens.
Subject:
Athens (Greece) Buildings, structures, etc.
Subject:
Friezes.
Subject:
General Art
Subject:
Sculpture & Installation
Subject:
Buildings - Public, Commercial & Industrial
Subject:
Art - Sculpture
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
Hardback
Series Volume:
105-165
Publication Date:
20010931
Binding:
Hardcover
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
180 half-tones
Pages:
316
Dimensions:
27 cm. +

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"Synopsis" by , Neils's examination of the Parthenon frieze's visual language offers new insight into this important monument.
"Synopsis" by , Previous studies of the Parthenon frieze have sought to interpret the monument's iconography, neglecting the sculpture's visual language. Neils provides the first in-depth examination of the frieze which decodes its visual language, but also analyzes its conception and design, style and content, and impact on the visual arts over time.
"Synopsis" by , Jennifer Neils's study provides an in-depth examination of the frieze which decodes its visual language, but also analyzes its conception and design, style and content, and impact on the visual arts over time. The accompanying CD-Rom contains a virtual reality Macromedia Director(TM) film of the complete frieze, based on the plaster casts in the Skupturhalle in Basel, Switzerland. Developed by Rachel Rosenzweig of the Department of Greek and Roman Art of the Cleveland Museum of Art, the casts are arranged in the film in conformity with Neils's reconstruction and enable the user to view them in succession, as if walking around the Parthenon. The CD-Rom requires a computer running in either Mac OS 8.0.1 or later, or Windows 95 or later.
"Synopsis" by , The Parthenon frieze, one of Western civilization's major monuments, has been the subject of intense study for over two hundred years. Most scholarship has sought an overall interpretation of the monument's iconography and therefore neglects the visual language of the sculpture, an essential tool for a full understanding of the narrative. Dr Jenifer Neils's study provides an in-depth examination of the frieze which decodes its visual language, but also analyzes its conception and design, style and content, and impact on the visual arts over time.
"Synopsis" by , Neils??'s examination of the Parthenon frieze??'s visual language offers new insight into this important monument.
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