Nigel Spivey - Understanding Greek Sculpture: Ancient Meanings, Modern Readings
Thames & Hudson | 1997 | ISBN: 0500278768 | PDF | 241 pages | 36.4 MB
This text examines the contexts in which classical statuary was made and displayed, and restores its former cultural significance. It explains the techniques of the manufacture of Greek sculpture, and traces its production from the 8th century BC to the Hellenistic period. The author explores the effects the culture of heroes had on sculpture and the faith in deities in human form. Also examined are the causes of the "Greek Revolution", when sculptors discovered how to portray the human form more naturally.