The Resource Art, desire, and the body in ancient Greece, Andrew Stewart

Art, desire, and the body in ancient Greece, Andrew Stewart

Label
Art, desire, and the body in ancient Greece
Title
Art, desire, and the body in ancient Greece
Statement of responsibility
Andrew Stewart
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • The body was central to the visual culture of ancient Greece, reflecting an obsession with physical beauty, integrity, dynamism, and power. Greek images of the body, nude and draped, still captivate the Western imagination. In this penetrating study, Andrew Stewart analyzes the problem of the Greeks' strange preoccupation with nakedness and sketches how artworks filter our understanding of the subject. Exploring selected constructions of gender, ranging from the men of the Parthenon frieze to naked girls on Spartan hand mirrors, he offers close readings of the two most authoritative essays on the subject: Polykleitos' Spearbearer and Praxiteles' Knidian Aphrodite. Moreover, Stewart investigates the Greek body as a microcosm of society, focusing on figurations of the Athenian body polity; erotica for men and women; and selected representations of the Other, such as Gorgons, Satyrs, Centaurs, and Amazons
  • A cultural, theoretical, and sociological study of this seminal topic, Stewart's analysis offers new insights into the society and mentality of the ancient Greeks
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Stewart, Andrew F
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
N5633
LC item number
.S74 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Art, Greek
  • Art, Ancient
  • Nude in art
  • Male nude in art
  • Art grec
  • Nu
  • Personnages dans l'art
  • Beeldende kunsten
  • Naakten (kunst)
  • Erotiek
  • Griekse oudheid
  • ARTE GREGA
  • ARTE ANTIGA
  • Corps
  • Corps humain
  • Art grec
  • Nu
  • Körper
  • Kunst
  • Mensch (Motiv)
  • Körpererfahrung
  • Aktdarstellung
  • Art, Ancient
  • Art, Greek
  • Male nude in art
  • Nude in art
  • Griechenland (Altertum)
  • Greece
Label
Art, desire, and the body in ancient Greece, Andrew Stewart
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 265-266) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Perspectives -- 2. Nakedness -- 3. Tooling the Body -- 4. Three Attic Ideologies -- 5. Of War and Love -- 6. "Womanufacture" -- 7. The Athenian Body Politic -- 8. Erotica -- 9. Beyond the Walls -- 10. Looking Forward: After Alexander -- Appendix. Archaic and Early Classical Small Bronzes of Girls "Going Dorian."
Dimensions
29 cm.
Extent
xiv, 272 p.
Isbn
9780521456807
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
96002354
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)34410499
  • (OCoLC)ocm34410499
Label
Art, desire, and the body in ancient Greece, Andrew Stewart
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 265-266) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Perspectives -- 2. Nakedness -- 3. Tooling the Body -- 4. Three Attic Ideologies -- 5. Of War and Love -- 6. "Womanufacture" -- 7. The Athenian Body Politic -- 8. Erotica -- 9. Beyond the Walls -- 10. Looking Forward: After Alexander -- Appendix. Archaic and Early Classical Small Bronzes of Girls "Going Dorian."
Dimensions
29 cm.
Extent
xiv, 272 p.
Isbn
9780521456807
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
96002354
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)34410499
  • (OCoLC)ocm34410499

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