The Greek Vase: Art of the Storyteller

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HardCover. Pub Date :2013-10-14 Pages: 156 Language: English Publisher: Thames & Hudson Wonderfully preserved Greek vases are a unique source of information about the mythology. religion. drama and daily l ife of the ancient Greek world This sumptuous. photographic book offers a superb visual introduction to the artistry of ancient Greek vases. exploring them not merely as beautiful vessels to bear water and wine. but also as instruments of storytelling and bearers of meaning. Presenting the vases and the ir imagery in their full narrative glory. The Greek Vase interprets the ir forms and stories along a variety of themes. from the adventures of gods and mythological heroes. to expressive scenes of sexual intimacy and depictions of social. family and domestic life. Throughout. the text highlights what these pictures would have meant to the people who lived with and used them...

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'The majority of vases shown in his elegant book are from the British Museum s collection and are superbly photographed'
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'eye-catching and entertaining introduction'
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John H. Oakley is Chancellor Professor and Forrest D Murden Jr Professor at the College of William and Mary, in Williamsburg, Virginia. A classical archaeologist with special interests in Greek vase painting, iconography and Roman sarcophagi, Professor Oakley gained his PhD from Rutgers University, and has written numerous books and articles. He has held professorships at the American School of Classical Studies in Athens, the University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand, the Albert-Ludwigs-Universitšt in Freigburg, Germany and L'Universitť Libre de Brussels, Belgium. From 2000 to 2001 he was Visiting Fellow at Princeton University and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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