The Body Beautiful


    Ancient History Art

    The Body Beautiful

    In Ancient Greece

    Ian Jenkins; Victoria Turner

    Portland Art Museum 2013

    Hardback 176pp Illustrated 280x227mm

    9781883124359   Product Code: 21113

    Spanning the centuries, this volume shows the ways in which ancient Greek artists represented male and female bodies, both as objects of beauty and as vehicles for displaying personal and collective values, in styles ranging from abstract simplicity to complete realism. Illustrated with more than 100 pieces from the British Museum's collections, the book features such famous sculptures as the Discobolus and the Aphrodite of Knidos alongside vase paintings, funerary reliefs and bronze statuettes.

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