Synopses & Reviews
Nigel Spivey sets the formation of the classical style in its proper historical context. He considers how Greek art was inextricably bound up with the social, religious, philosophical and political factors of the period and explains the art not only in terms of those who commissioned and created it, but also with reference to the archaeology of the places which hosted it.
A survey of Greek art from c3000-c100BC, which sets the formation of the Classical style in its proper historical context. The examples featured include architecture, vase paintings, coins, gems, wall paintings, mosaics and metalwork.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 438-440) and index.