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Author Osborne, Robin, 1957- author.

Title The transformation of Athens : painted pottery and the creation of classical Greece / Robin Osborne.

Publication Info. Princeton, New Jersey : Princeton University Press, [2018]

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Description 1 online resource (xx, 285 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations (some color)
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
text file PDF rda
Series Martin classical lectures
Martin classical lectures (Unnumbered)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-275) and index.
Note Online resource; title from digital title page (ProQuest Ebook Central, viewed February 14, 2018).
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.
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.
Language In English.
Subject Vase-painting, Greek.
Vases, Red-figured -- Greece -- Athens.
Athens (Greece) -- Antiquities.
Painted pottery -- Greece -- Athens -- History.
Athens (Greece) -- Civilization.
HISTORY -- Ancient -- Greece.
ART -- History -- Ancient & Classical.
Greece -- Athens. (OCoLC)fst01204474
Wertwandel
Rotfigurige Vasenmalerei
Kulturwandel
Ikonographie
Athen.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Other Form: Print version: Osborne, Robin, 1957- Transformation of Athens. Princeton : Princeton University Press, [2018] 9780691177670 (DLC) 2017957816 (OCoLC)983824969
ISBN 9781400889938 (electronic bk.)
1400889936 (electronic bk.)
9780691177670 (print)
0691177678 (print)
Standard No. 10.1515/9781400889938 doi
AU@ 000065351846
GBVCP 101280786X

 
    
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