Understanding Greek Vases

A Guide to Terms, Styles, and Techniques

Author: Andrew J. Clark,Maya Elston,Mary Louise Hart

Publisher: Getty Publications

ISBN: 9780892365999

Category: Art

Page: 157

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What is a pyxis? Who was the Amasis Painter? How did Greek vases get their distinctive black and orange colors? This richly illustrated book--the latest in the popular Looking At series--offers definitions and descriptions of these and many other Greek vase shapes, painters, and techniques encountered in museum exhibitions and publications on ancient Greek ceramics. Included is an essay on how to look at Greek vases and another on the conservation of ancient ceramics. These essays provide succinct explanations of the terms most frequently encountered by museum-goers. The concise definitions are divided into two sections, one on potters and painters and another on vase shapes and technical terms relating to the construction and decoration of the vases. Featuring numerous color illustrations of Greek vases, many from the Getty Museum's collection, Understanding Greek Vases is an indispensable guide for anyone wishing to obtain a greater understanding and enjoyment of Greek ceramics.
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Library Journal

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Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.
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Looking at European Frames

A Guide to Terms, Styles, and Techniques

Author: D. Gene Karraker

Publisher: Getty Publications

ISBN: 0892369817

Category: Art

Page: 87

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Works of art in their own right, frames play an essential and often overlooked role in complementing the artworks they support. The craft and history of European frames is a fascinating subject and this volume provides a rich and informative guide to the frame maker s art from the thirteenth to the nineteenth century. This handy reference tool features over two hundred entries arranged alphabetically from "abacus "to "whiting "that concisely explain the techniques, materials, and styles involved in the making of frames. The introduction gives an overview of the history of frame styles and explains how frames are chosen by artists and museums for specific artworks. Lavishly illustrated with objects from the collection of the J. Paul Getty Museum, this handbook will be invaluable not only to professionals and collectors but also to all those wishing to increase their understanding and enjoyment of frames."
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Category: American literature

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Books in print is the major source of information on books currently published and in print in the United States. The database provides the record of forthcoming books, books in-print, and books out-of-print.
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Gardner's Art through the Ages: A Concise Global History

Author: Fred S. Kleiner

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305890345

Category: Art

Page: 656

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GARDNER'S ART THROUGH THE AGES: A CONCISE GLOBAL HISTORY, 4th Edition has been written from the ground up to create a one-semester, student-friendly introduction to art history while retaining the impeccable reliability and scholarship of GARDNER'S ART THROUGH THE AGES. This beautifully illustrated fourth edition has been updated to make it easier than ever for students to master the material. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Gardner's Art through the Ages: A Concise Western History

Author: Fred S. Kleiner

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 130589037X

Category: Art

Page: 528

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GARDNER'S ART THROUGH THE AGES: A CONCISE WESTERN HISTORY has been written from the ground up to create a one-semester, student-friendly introduction to art history while retaining the impeccable reliability and scholarship of Gardner's Art through the Ages. This beautifully illustrated fourth edition has been updated to make it easier than ever for students to master the material. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Classical Art

Author: Christine Kondoleon,Richard A. Grossmann,Jennifer Ledig

Publisher: Mfa Publications

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: 200

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"Ancient Greek, Roman, and Etruscan civilizations come vividly to life in this selection of over one hundred highlights from the MFA's collection of Classical art. An introduction by curators Christine Kondoleon and Richard A. Grossmann outlines the geographical and historical scope of the Classical world from the Bronze Age to Late Antiquity describes the range of materials and techniques used by ancient artists, and provides a brief history of the MFA's collection. An appendix by conservator Pamela Hatchfield shares the conservation stories of some of the featured objects. In the splendidly illustrated body of the book, the highlighted artworks are grouped according to five broad themes: myth and religion, heroes and warriors, love and loss, daily life, and beasts and beauties. Celebrated mosaics, statues, and vases share the stage with less-familiar jewelry, coins, and glassware - each piece accompanied by a concise discussion of its artistic creation and cultural context. Both shared interests and varied traditions emerge in cross-cultural discussions of topics such as war and politics, commemoration of the dead, sports and entertainment, and the human form, providing rich insight into the astonishing civilizations that produced and used these fascinating objects so many centuries ago."--BOOK JACKET.
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