The Parthenon and Its Sculptures

The Parthenon and Its Sculptures

Photographs of the sculptures which decorate the Parthenon in Athens are accompanied by a discussion of the historical, social, and religious significance of the temple

Author: John Boardman

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015016842646

Category: Art

Page: 256

View: 694

Photographs of the sculptures which decorate the Parthenon in Athens are accompanied by a discussion of the historical, social, and religious significance of the temple
Categories: Art

The Parthenon and its Sculptures

The Parthenon and its Sculptures

Presenting the latest developments in research from an international group of scholars and scientists, this volume offers new interpretations of some of the most crucial aspects of the Parthenon.

Author: Michael B. Cosmopoulos

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521130131

Category: Art

Page: 232

View: 623

Presenting the latest developments in research from an international group of scholars and scientists, this volume offers new interpretations of some of the most crucial aspects of the Parthenon. It considers such topics as the authorship of the frieze and the reconstruction of its missing sculpture, as well as the sociopolitical context in which the monument was created and the application of new technologies in Parthenon studies.
Categories: Art

The Parthenon Sculptures

The Parthenon Sculptures

The book further reflects on how, over 2,500 years, the cultural identity of the Parthenon sculptures has changed.

Author: Ian Dennis Jenkins

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674026926

Category: Architecture

Page: 144

View: 165

The Parthenon sculptures in the British Museum are unrivaled examples of classical Greek art, an inspiration to artists and writers since their creation in the fifth century bce. A superb visual introduction to these wonders of antiquity, this book offers a photographic tour of the most famous of the surviving sculptures from ancient Greece, viewed within their cultural and art-historical context. Ian Jenkins offers an account of the history of the Parthenon and its architectural refinements. He introduces the sculptures as architecture--pediments, metopes, Ionic frieze--and provides an overview of their subject matter and possible meaning for the people of ancient Athens. Accompanying photographs focus on the pediment sculptures that filled the triangular gables at each end of the temple; the metopes that crowned the architrave surmounting the outer columns; and the frieze that ran around the four sides of the building, inside the colonnade. Comparative images, showing the sculptures in full and fine detail, bring out particular features of design and help to contrast Greek ideas with those of other cultures. The book further reflects on how, over 2,500 years, the cultural identity of the Parthenon sculptures has changed. In particular, Jenkins expands on the irony of our intimate knowledge and appreciation of the sculptures--a relationship far more intense than that experienced by their ancient, intended spectators--as they have been transformed from architectural ornaments into objects of art.
Categories: Architecture

The Parthenon and Its Impact in Modern Times

The Parthenon and Its Impact in Modern Times

This fascinating volume brings together eleven original essays by noted scholars and writers, each of whom offers a different perspective on this greatest of all cultural monuments.

Author: Panayotis Tournikiotis

Publisher: Harry N Abrams Incorporated

ISBN: UOM:39015036071507

Category: Art

Page: 365

View: 690

Few if any would dispute the Parthenon's position as the most important monument in Western civilization. In its art and architecture, it is the ultimate expression of the golden age of Pericles, when democracy was born. But few also realize that the Parthenon achieved that "ideal" status only in relatively modern times; until the late eighteenth century, when the first detailed pictures of the structure were published and the Elgin Marbles removed to London, the Parthenon was perceived only as a superb work of the Classical Greek period. As work now proceeds atop the Acropolis on the restoration of the monument, what better time for a multifaceted examination of the Parthenon. This fascinating volume brings together eleven original essays by noted scholars and writers, each of whom offers a different perspective on this greatest of all cultural monuments. In addition to providing detailed descriptions of the sculpture and architecture of the Parthenon, the essays treat such diverse topics as the place of the Parthenon in the history and theory of modern architecture, depictions of the Parthenon in art through the ages, the Parthenon as appreciated by contemporary Greek society, and the Parthenon in the consciousness of modern Greek poets and thinkers.
Categories: Art

Explore the Parthenon

Explore the Parthenon

This book explores in detail these lovely carvings, with the aid of new detailed digital photography. Who are the people, animals, and gods and goddesses shown on the frieze and what are they doing? Why were they shown on a temple?

Author: Ian Jenkins

Publisher:

ISBN: 071413130X

Category: Athens (Greece)

Page: 36

View: 958

The Parthenon in Athens is the most famous Greek temple in the world and an icon of Ancient Greek art. It was built to house a colossal statue of the goddess Athena and the temple itself was decorated with sculptures and reliefs of the most magnificent quality. This book explores in detail these lovely carvings, with the aid of new detailed digital photography. Who are the people, animals, and gods and goddesses shown on the frieze and what are they doing? Why were they shown on a temple? How were the sculptures made, and how did the carvers give such an amazing illusion of ranks of horsemen, chariots and people in carvings only a few centimetres deep?
Categories: Athens (Greece)

Greek Architecture and Its Sculpture

Greek Architecture and Its Sculpture

From Athens and Arcadia on one side of the Aegean Sea and from Ionia, Lycia, and Karia on the other, this book brings together some of the great monuments of classical antiquity--among them two of the seven wonders of the ancient world, the ...

Author: Ian Jenkins

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674023889

Category: Architecture

Page: 271

View: 210

From Athens and Arcadia on one side of the Aegean Sea and from Ionia, Lycia, and Karia on the other, this book brings together some of the great monuments of classical antiquity--among them two of the seven wonders of the ancient world, the later temple of Artemis at Ephesos and the Mausoleum at Halikarnassos. With 250 photographs and specially commissioned line drawings, the book comprises a monumental narrative of the art and architecture that gave form, direction, and meaning to much of Western culture.
Categories: Architecture

The Parthenon

The Parthenon

In a revised and updated edition, Mary Beard, award winning writer, reviewer and leading Cambridge classicist, tells the history and explains the significance of the Parthenon, the temple of the virgin goddess Athena, the divine patroness ...

Author: Mary Beard

Publisher: Profile Books

ISBN: 9781847650634

Category: Social Science

Page: 220

View: 250

The ruined silhouette of the Parthenon on its hill above Athens is one of the world's most famous images. Its 'looted' Elgin Marbles are a global cause celebre. But what actually are they? In a revised and updated edition, Mary Beard, award winning writer, reviewer and leading Cambridge classicist, tells the history and explains the significance of the Parthenon, the temple of the virgin goddess Athena, the divine patroness of ancient Athens.
Categories: Social Science

The Pediments of the Parthenon

The Pediments of the Parthenon

This is the only comprehensive account of the Parthenon pediments in English and the first in any language since 1963.

Author: Olga Palagia

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004111980

Category: Art

Page: 92

View: 198

This is the only comprehensive account of the Parthenon pediments in English and the first in any language since 1963. It serves as an up-to-date introduction to their study and includes new proposals for the restoration and interpretation of their composition. Debate on the Parthenon pediments has concentrated on the interpretation of individual figures, the restoration of the missing parts and the question of Roman repairs. The present study is based on autopsy and considers the evidence of technical details. It questions the attribution of certain familiar pieces and offers new suggestions for restoring the east pediment. All sculptures are illustrated, some with photographs taken especially for this book, and there are new drawings of the restorations proposed by the author. Chapter 1 is a general introduction to the study of the pediments. It includes an assessment of the documentation and a summary of stylistic and technical characteristics of the sculptures. Chapters 2 and 3 treat each pediment separately. The discussion of individual sculptures is incorporated in a continuous narrative which sets them within the context of the overall composition.
Categories: Art

The Parthenon

The Parthenon

Author: Konstantino Katsouli

Publisher: Konstantinos Katsoulis

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 54

View: 704

Categories: History

Where Is the Parthenon

Where Is the Parthenon

Discover the ruins of the Parthenon, one of the most famous and beautiful places in the world! Athens, Greece, is best known for the Parthenon, the ruins of an ancient temple completed in 438 BC to honor the goddess Athena.

Author: Roberta Edwards

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780399542930

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

View: 172

Discover the ruins of the Parthenon, one of the most famous and beautiful places in the world! Athens, Greece, is best known for the Parthenon, the ruins of an ancient temple completed in 438 BC to honor the goddess Athena. But what many people don't know is that it only served as a temple for a couple hundred years. It then became a church, then a mosque, and by the end of the 1600s served as a storehouse for munitions. When an enemy army fired hundreds of cannon balls at the Acropolis, one directly hit the Parthenon. Much of the sculpture was destroyed, three hundred people died, and the site fell into ruin. Today, visitors continue to flock to this world famous landmark, which has become a symbol for Ancient Greece, democracy, and modern civilization. Includes black-and-white illustrations and a foldout color map!
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Explore the Parthenon

Explore the Parthenon

This book explores in detail these lovely carvings, with the aid of new detailed digital photography. Who are the people, animals, and gods and goddesses shown on the frieze and what are they doing? Why were they shown on a temple?

Author: Ian Dennis Jenkins

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:1244718078

Category: Athens (Greece)

Page: 36

View: 431

The Parthenon in Athens is the most famous Greek temple in the world and an icon of Ancient Greek art. It was built to house a colossal statue of the goddess Athena and the temple itself was decorated with sculptures and reliefs of the most magnificent quality. This book explores in detail these lovely carvings, with the aid of new detailed digital photography. Who are the people, animals, and gods and goddesses shown on the frieze and what are they doing? Why were they shown on a temple? How were the sculptures made, and how did the carvers give such an amazing illusion of ranks of horsemen, chariots and people in carvings only a few centimetres deep?
Categories: Athens (Greece)

The Sculptures of the Parthenon

The Sculptures of the Parthenon

Author: Alexander Stuart Murray

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89045955291

Category: Sculpture, Greek

Page: 173

View: 837

Categories: Sculpture, Greek

The Parthenon Enigma

The Parthenon Enigma

In this revolutionary book, Joan Breton Connelly challenges our most basic assumptions about the Parthenon and the ancient Athenians.

Author: Joan Breton Connelly

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780385350501

Category: History

Page: 512

View: 800

Built in the fifth century b.c., the Parthenon has been venerated for more than two millennia as the West’s ultimate paragon of beauty and proportion. Since the Enlightenment, it has also come to represent our political ideals, the lavish temple to the goddess Athena serving as the model for our most hallowed civic architecture. But how much do the values of those who built the Parthenon truly correspond with our own? And apart from the significance with which we have invested it, what exactly did this marvel of human hands mean to those who made it? In this revolutionary book, Joan Breton Connelly challenges our most basic assumptions about the Parthenon and the ancient Athenians. Beginning with the natural environment and its rich mythic associations, she re-creates the development of the Acropolis—the Sacred Rock at the heart of the city-state—from its prehistoric origins to its Periklean glory days as a constellation of temples among which the Parthenon stood supreme. In particular, she probes the Parthenon’s legendary frieze: the 525-foot-long relief sculpture that originally encircled the upper reaches before it was partially destroyed by Venetian cannon fire (in the seventeenth century) and most of what remained was shipped off to Britain (in the nineteenth century) among the Elgin marbles. The frieze’s vast enigmatic procession—a dazzling pageant of cavalrymen and elders, musicians and maidens—has for more than two hundred years been thought to represent a scene of annual civic celebration in the birthplace of democracy. But thanks to a once-lost play by Euripides (the discovery of which, in the wrappings of a Hellenistic Egyptian mummy, is only one of this book’s intriguing adventures), Connelly has uncovered a long-buried meaning, a story of human sacrifice set during the city’s mythic founding. In a society startlingly preoccupied with cult ritual, this story was at the core of what it meant to be Athenian. Connelly reveals a world that beggars our popular notions of Athens as a city of staid philosophers, rationalists, and rhetoricians, a world in which our modern secular conception of democracy would have been simply incomprehensible. The Parthenon’s full significance has been obscured until now owing in no small part, Connelly argues, to the frieze’s dismemberment. And so her investigation concludes with a call to reunite the pieces, in order that what is perhaps the greatest single work of art surviving from antiquity may be viewed more nearly as its makers intended. Marshalling a breathtaking range of textual and visual evidence, full of fresh insights woven into a thrilling narrative that brings the distant past to life, The Parthenon Enigma is sure to become a landmark in our understanding of the civilization from which we claim cultural descent.
Categories: History

The Parthenon and Its Impact in Modern Times

The Parthenon and Its Impact in Modern Times

When faced with the Parthenon sculptures – on which he made a positive report
to the Committee considering their purchase - he declared them to be “ a
tasteless and barbarous forerunner of the age of Pheidias , in which sculpture
matured ” ...

Author: Panayotis Tournikiotis

Publisher: Melissa Publishing House

ISBN: UOM:39015056448189

Category: Architecture

Page: 365

View: 684

This volume brings together 11 original essays by scholars and writers each offering a different perspective on this cultural monument. Detailed descriptions of the sculpture and architecture are included, as well as discussions of the place of the Parthenon in the history and theory of modern architecture, depictions of the Parthenon in art through the ages, the Parthenon as appreciated by contemporary Greek society and the Parthenon in the consciousness of modern Greek poets and thinkers.
Categories: Architecture

The Parthenon Sculptures in The British Museum

The Parthenon Sculptures in The British Museum

A beautiful photographic tour of the most famous of the surviving sculptures from ancient Greece in the British Museum – the Parthenon sculptures.

Author: Ian Jenkins

Publisher: British Museum Publications Limited

ISBN: 0714122610

Category: Art

Page: 144

View: 355

A beautiful photographic tour of the most famous of the surviving sculptures from ancient Greece in the British Museum – the Parthenon sculptures.
Categories: Art

The Parthenon Frieze

The Parthenon Frieze

This book reconstructs the frieze in its entirety according to the most up-to-date research, with a detailed scene-by-scene commentary, and the superb quality of the carving is vividly shown in a series of close-up photographs.

Author: Ian Jenkins

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015034035652

Category: Art

Page: 119

View: 234

The artistic genius of Athens in the fifth century BC reached its peak in the sculpted marble reliefs of the Parthenon frieze. Designed by Phidias and carved by a team of anonymous masons, the frieze adorned the temple of Athena on the Acropolis and represents a festival procession in honour of the Olympian gods. Its original composition and precise meaning, however, have long been the subject of lively debate. Most of what survives of the frieze is now in the British Museum or the Acropolis Museum in Athens; the rest is scattered among a number of European collections. This book reconstructs the frieze in its entirety according to the most up-to-date research, with a detailed scene-by-scene commentary, and the superb quality of the carving is vividly shown in a series of close-up photographs. In his introduction Ian Jenkins places the frieze in its architectural, historical and artistic setting. He discusses the various interpretations suggested by previous scholars, and finally puts forward a view of his own.
Categories: Art

Casting the Parthenon Sculptures from the Eighteenth Century to the Digital Age

Casting the Parthenon Sculptures from the Eighteenth Century to the Digital Age

This book examines the role of 19th century casts as an archaeological resource and explores how their materiality and spread impacted the reception of the Parthenon sculptures and other Greek and Roman works.

Author: Emma M. Payne

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350120358

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

View: 931

Through the 19th century, as archaeology started to emerge as a systematic discipline, plaster casting became a widely-adopted technique, newly applied by archaeologists to document and transmit discoveries from their expeditions. The Parthenon sculptures were some of the first to be cast. In the late 18th century and the first years of the 19th century, the French artist Fauvel and Lord Elgin's men conducted campaigns on the Athenian Acropolis. Both created casts of parts of the Parthenon sculptures that they did not remove and these were sent back to France and Britain where they were esteemed and displayed alongside other, original sections. Henceforth, casting was established as an essential archaeological tool and grew exponentially over the course of the century. Such casts are now not only fascinating historical objects but may also be considered time capsules, capturing the details of important ancient works when they were first moulded in centuries past. This book examines the role of 19th century casts as an archaeological resource and explores how their materiality and spread impacted the reception of the Parthenon sculptures and other Greek and Roman works. Investigation of their historical context is combined with analysis of new digital models of the Parthenon sculptures and their casts. Sensitive 3D imaging techniques allow investigation of the surface markings of the objects in exceptionally fine detail and enable quantitative comparative studies comparing the originals and the casts. The 19th century casts are found to be even more accurate, but also complex, than anticipated; through careful study of their multiple layers, we can retrieve surface information now lost from the originals through weathering and vandalism.
Categories: Social Science

Beiheft zur Halbjahresschrift Antike Kunst

Beiheft zur Halbjahresschrift Antike Kunst

It seems not inappropriate to offer some thoughts on this observation as a tribute
to Ernst Berger and to his many notable contributions to our knowledge of the
Parthenon and its sculptures. The serpent-fragment was first identified as
belonging ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015033012371

Category: Art, Ancient

Page:

View: 654

Categories: Art, Ancient

Pheidias

Pheidias

What can we know about Pheidias and his work? This book attempts to answer this question by presenting both the archaeological and the written evidence for the output of this remarkable artist.

Author: Claire Cullen Davison

Publisher: Institute of Classical Studies

ISBN: UCSD:31822034980581

Category: Olympia (Greece : Ancient sanctuary).

Page: 1594

View: 282

The name of Pheidias and the renown of his sculptural masterpieces have resonated through the centuries. Pheidias's works were endlessly copied by the Romans and his name was used to denote excellence well beyond Antiquity. His statue of Zeus at Olympia was regarded as one of the seven wonders of the ancient world, and the Athena Parthenos has linked his name forever with the Parthenon and its sculptures. And yet there is no firm proof that any surviving original is by his hand. What can we know about Pheidias and his work? This book attempts to answer this question by presenting both the archaeological and the written evidence for the output of this remarkable artist. It assembles and assesses all the available material in order to provide insights into Pheidias's contribution to the development of Greek sculpture. Full and illustrated discussions of the works associated with Pheidias are accompanied by catalogues of each statue type discussed. In addition, the relevant ancient sources are quoted, translated and commented upon. This book is a comprehensive guide to Pheidias and his works. It will be essential to all interested in art history, the material culture of the Classical world, & the Classical tradition. This book is published in three volumes: Volume 1 ISBN 9781905670215 Volume 2 ISBN 9781905670222 Volume 3 ISBN 9781905670239
Categories: Olympia (Greece : Ancient sanctuary).

The Sculptures of the Parthenon

The Sculptures of the Parthenon

The book compares the sculptures of the pediments to those of the metopes and the frieze, uncovering subtle differences in both the nature and the content of their images.

Author: Margaretha Rossholm Lagerlöf

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300073917

Category: Art

Page: 204

View: 432

The book compares the sculptures of the pediments to those of the metopes and the frieze, uncovering subtle differences in both the nature and the content of their images. Whereas the pediments represent divine elements, for example, the frieze is seen as the domain of human beings, representing events and also the stage of history when humans no longer have direct access to the presence of the gods. The frieze can be interpreted as an invocation of this presence, a means of regaining closeness with the gods. Using a multifaceted and imaginative approach to the sculptures of the Parthenon, Lagerlöf finds powerful new meaning in them as well as an enhanced appreciation of their Athenian creators.
Categories: Art