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Handbook of Greek Art by Gisela M.A. Richter

Handbook of Greek Art (original 1959; edition 1969)

by Gisela M.A. Richter

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Title:Handbook of Greek Art
Authors:Gisela M.A. Richter
Info:Phaidon Press Ltd (1969), Edition: 6th, Hardcover, 432 pages
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A Handbook of Greek Art by Gisela Marie Augusta Richter (1959)



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Edition: First Edition // Descr: vi, 424 p. : ill., plates, maps 25 cm. // Series: Call No. { } Contains Notes, Bibliography, Chronology of Greek Sculpture, Glossary, and Index. // John E. Rexine Library Donation //
  ColgateClassics | Oct 26, 2012 |
Heinrich Wolfflin was a pioneering critic who introduced new and rigorous methods of formal analysis into the study of art. Classic Art, first published in 1899, is itself a classic that has exercised a profound influence on the way people have looked at and thought about art. As an appraisal of the great artists of the Renaissance it can hardly be surpassed. Once again available in its elegant original format, it is an indispensable addition to every library of art books.
  rossah | Jun 30, 2012 |
Gisela Richter's classic book is the indispensable introduction to the study of Greek art: clear, factual, authoritative and at the same time inspired and sensitive in its understanding and appreciation of the masterpieces it discusses.
  ncdocents | Jan 2, 2011 |
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Richter's A Handbook of Greek Art is the reference work for anyone with a notion to understand and appreciate the rich diversity of ancient Greece. Dr. Gisela Richter, for many years the curator of Greek and Roman art for the Metropolitan Museum in New York, has created a work of unsurpassed excellence, covering Greek architecture and sculpture, metalwork and terra-cotta statuettes, engraved gems, coins, jewelry, and paintings, plus mosaics, pottery, vases, furniture, textiles, and glass. The pages are full of knowledgeable, engrossing, beautifully written explanatory text, illustrated by hundreds of black-and-white photos, with notes telling at which site or in which museum each item may be seen. Invaluable for students and teachers, it's also an inspirational text for museumgoers and travelers planning a Greek vacation. --Stephanie Gold

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