Art and Archaeology of the Greek World
by Richard T. Neer
Editor: Thames & Hudson Ltd
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This richly illustrated, reliable and accessible book presents a new way of looking at ancient Greece’s art and archaeology, combining a clear chronological narrative with an animated account of art and material culture and emphasizing the cosmopolitan character of the entire Greek world, more than two thousand years old.Through up-to-date and balanced coverage that integrates archaeological evidence into its broader historical, social and cultural context, Richard Neer suggests new ways of thinking on fundamental topics, such as the relationship between art and politics and stylistic evolution.The most recent discoveries are included, like an amazing Minoan bull style bouncing fresco of Egypt; a spectacular marble sarcophagus from northwest Anatolia; and, a bronze statue of an athlete found in the sea off Croatia; and funerary paintings from ancient MacedoniaQuotations from ancient texts bring their testimonies, and numerous photographs, maps, plans and chronological diagrams to animate it and support the textBoxes address illuminating controversial topics and issues, including looting: connections between poems home runs and archaeological data; manufacturing techniques; and new discoveries
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