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The Resource Defining beauty : the body in ancient Greek art, Ian Jenkins with Celeste Farge and Victoria Turner

Defining beauty : the body in ancient Greek art, Ian Jenkins with Celeste Farge and Victoria Turner

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Defining beauty : the body in ancient Greek art
Title
Defining beauty
Title remainder
the body in ancient Greek art
Statement of responsibility
Ian Jenkins with Celeste Farge and Victoria Turner
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Contributor
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Greek sculpture is full of breathing vitality and yet, at the same time, it reaches beyond mere imitation of nature to give form to thought in works of timeless beauty. For over 2000 years the Greeks experimented with representing the human body in works that range from prehistoric abstract simplicity to the full-blown realism of the age of Alexander the Great. The ancient Greeks invented the modern idea of the human body in art as an object of sensory delight and as a bearer of meaning. Their vision has had a profound influence on the way the western world sees itself. Drawing on the British Museums outstanding collection of Greek sculpture including extraordinary pieces from the Parthenon and the celebrated representation of a discus thrower and through a number of themed sections, this book explores the Greek portrayal of human character in sculpture, along with sexual and social identity
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Jenkins, Ian
Dewey number
  • 733.3
  • A 709.38 (F)
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
NB87.L6
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Farge, Celeste
  • Turner, Victoria
  • British Museum
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  • Figure sculpture, Greek
  • Sculpture, Ancient
  • Human figure in art
  • Art and Design
Target audience
specialized
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Defining beauty : the body in ancient Greek art, Ian Jenkins with Celeste Farge and Victoria Turner
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Published to accompany the exhibition of the same name held at the British Museum, 26th March-5th July 2015
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
BDZ0023767224
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
256 pages
Isbn
9780714122878
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (colour)
Label
Defining beauty : the body in ancient Greek art, Ian Jenkins with Celeste Farge and Victoria Turner
Publication
Note
Published to accompany the exhibition of the same name held at the British Museum, 26th March-5th July 2015
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
BDZ0023767224
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
256 pages
Isbn
9780714122878
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (colour)

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      51.5096382 -0.1297941
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