Synopses & Reviews
Susan Woodford illuminates the great achievements of classical art and architecture and conveys a sense of the excitement that inspired the creative artists of the ancient world. Examining all aspects of Greek and Roman visual arts, this revised edition includes a new chapter on Roman architecture, as well as new illustrations, and an updated bibliography and glossary. First Edition Hb (1982): 0-521-23222-8 First Edition Pb (1982): 0-521-29873-3
"The brevity of treatment is more than compensated for by the author's stimulating presentation." Mark Morford, The Classical Outlook
Susan Woodford illuminates the great achievements of classical art and architecture and conveys a sense of the excitement that fired the creative artists of the ancient world. This edition includes a new chapter on art throughout the Roman empire, new illustrations, updated bibliography and glossary.
In this book Susan Woodford illuminates the great achievements of classical art and architecture.
About the Author
Dr Susan Woodford teaches Greek and Roman art for the University of London and is engaged in research in the Department of Greek and Roman Antiquities in the British Museum. A former Fulbright scholar and Woodrow Wilson Fellow, she has written extensively on classical art for learned journals and is the author of several books including The Parthenon, Images of Myths in Classical Antiquity and a book dealing with later aspects of art history, Looking at Pictures.
Table of Contents
Part I. The Archaic and Classical Periods: Progress and Problems: 1. Free-standing statues; 2. Greek temples and their decoration; 3. Painting and painted pottery; Part II. The 4th Century B.C. and the Hellenistic Period: Innovation and Renovation: 4. Sculpture; 5. Painting; 6. Architecture and planning; Part III. The Roman World: Adoption and Transformation of the Greek Legacy: 7. Roman statues; 8. Roman painting; 9. Roman architecture: adoption and evolution; 10. World rulers; Epilogue; Appendix: How we know what we think we know.