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- DescriptionIn this wide-ranging study, Richard Neer offers a new way to understand the epoch-making sculpture of classical Greece. Working at the intersection of art history, archaeology, literature, and aesthetics, he reveals a people fascinated with the power of sculpture to provoke wonder in beholders. Wonder, t accuracy, realism, naturalism, or truth, was the supreme objective of Greek sculptors. Neer traces this way of thinking about art from the poems of Homer to the philosophy of Plato. Then, through meticulous accounts of major sculpture from around the Greek world, he shows how the demand for wonder-inducing statues gave rise to some of the greatest masterpieces of Greek art.
- Author BiographyRichard Neer is the David B. and E. Stern Professor of Humanities in the Department of Art History and the College at the University of Chicago. He is coeditor of Critical Inquiry.
- Author(s)Richard T. Neer
- PublisherThe University of Chicago Press
- Date of Publication05/04/2013
- SubjectFine Arts / Art History
- Place of PublicationChicago, IL
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintUniversity of Chicago Press
- Content Note10 colour plates, 1 map, 142 halftones
- Weight953 g
- Width216 mm
- Height279 mm
- Spine15 mm
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