The Resource How to read Greek vases, Joan R. Mertens

How to read Greek vases, Joan R. Mertens

Label
How to read Greek vases
Title
How to read Greek vases
Statement of responsibility
Joan R. Mertens
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This handsomely illustrated volume is aimed at giving a broad audience deeper insight into the extensive collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The museum is famed for its Greek vases, of which 35 notable examples are detailed in this book. They reveal the variety and vitality of the refined forms and masterfully rendered scenes that characterize these works. And they demonstrate the interrelation of function, shape, technique, and subject matter that is key to understanding the rich language of Greek vases. The introduction provides valuable background information, and the entries delve into the features of each vase, incorporating brilliant color illustrations and many arresting details. Greek vases served specific utilitarian functions, and they also afforded outstanding artists, some of whom signed their work, a medium for depicting both the details of daily existence and aspects of their gods, goddesses, and heroes. We see the garments, implements, athletic competitions, and marriages and funerary rituals of Greeks who lived from the seventh through the fourth century B.C. We also see their mythological figures and stories. The exceptional group of works assembled in this volume conveys the extent to which the culture of ancient Greece is still apparent today. This book is sure to inspire closer scrutiny of these remarkable works of art, which have survived for over two millennia to offer viewers an enlightening look into the ancient heritage of the Western world. -- from inside Front Cover
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
738.3/820938
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
NK4645
LC item number
.M475 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • catalogs
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/organizationName
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Mertens, Joan R
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)
  • Vases, Greek
  • Vase-painting, Greek
  • Vases
  • Art and Design
Label
How to read Greek vases, Joan R. Mertens
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Director's foreword
  • Introduction
  • The Vases
Control code
ocn606786223
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
175 pages
Isbn
9781588394040
Isbn Type
(pbk. : Metropolitan Museum of Art)
Lccn
2010037224
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), color maps
System control number
(OCoLC)606786223
Label
How to read Greek vases, Joan R. Mertens
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Director's foreword
  • Introduction
  • The Vases
Control code
ocn606786223
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
175 pages
Isbn
9781588394040
Isbn Type
(pbk. : Metropolitan Museum of Art)
Lccn
2010037224
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), color maps
System control number
(OCoLC)606786223

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