The Resource Art in the era of Alexander the Great : paradigms of manhood and their cultural traditions, Ada Cohen

Art in the era of Alexander the Great : paradigms of manhood and their cultural traditions, Ada Cohen

Label
Art in the era of Alexander the Great : paradigms of manhood and their cultural traditions
Title
Art in the era of Alexander the Great
Title remainder
paradigms of manhood and their cultural traditions
Statement of responsibility
Ada Cohen
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "In this book, Ada Cohen focuses on art produced in Macedonia during the late Classical and early Hellenistic period, which coincides with the reigns of Philip II, his famous son Alexander the Great, and their immediate successors. Although inspired by traditional Greek themes and ideals, this body of artwork articulated specifically Macedonian aspirations. Cohen focuses on three key "masculine" themes - warfare, hunting, and abduction of women - exploring their visual and conceptual interconnections. She demonstrates their preoccupation with the visual celebration of violence and studies the analogies they draw among the ideological categories of "enemy," "animal," and "woman." Simultaneously historical and thematic, Cohen's text is structured around select paintings and mosaics from northern Greek sites, such as Pella and Vergina, and from both secular and funerary contexts. She also examines monuments from other ancient contexts and in other media to illuminate specific questions of style, theme, and meaning"--Provided by publisher
  • "Simultaneously historical and thematic, this book studies an important period in Greek art, the late Classical and earely Hellenistic, especially the reigns of Philip II, his famous son Alexander the Great, and their successors. It focuses on the three traditionally "masculine" themes of warfare, hunting, and the abduction of women. All three show a preoccupation with the pictorial celebration of violence and draw analogies among the ideological categories "enemy," "animal," and "women." The book explores the ways in which masculine and feminine identities were usually constructed and communicated"--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cohen, Ada
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
N5633
LC item number
.C64 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Art, Greek
  • Masculinity in art
  • Femininity in art
  • Identity (Psychology) in art
  • Männlichkeit
  • Kunst
  • Art, Greek
  • Femininity in art
  • Identity (Psychology) in art
  • Masculinity in art
  • Makedonien
Label
Art in the era of Alexander the Great : paradigms of manhood and their cultural traditions, Ada Cohen
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Machine generated contents note: 1. Introduction: themes and issues; 2. Figural mosaics in the House of the Abduction of Helen at Pella: three themes; 3. Master of lions (and other animals); 4. War as hunt, hunt as war?; 5. Rape as hunt, hunt as rape?; 6. Rape as war, war as rape?; 7. Abduction and femininity; 8. Hunt and masculinity; Epilogue: fixing the pose
Dimensions
27 cm.
Extent
xxiii, 398 p.
Isbn
9780521769044
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2010009546
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)544474666
  • (OCoLC)ocn544474666
Label
Art in the era of Alexander the Great : paradigms of manhood and their cultural traditions, Ada Cohen
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Machine generated contents note: 1. Introduction: themes and issues; 2. Figural mosaics in the House of the Abduction of Helen at Pella: three themes; 3. Master of lions (and other animals); 4. War as hunt, hunt as war?; 5. Rape as hunt, hunt as rape?; 6. Rape as war, war as rape?; 7. Abduction and femininity; 8. Hunt and masculinity; Epilogue: fixing the pose
Dimensions
27 cm.
Extent
xxiii, 398 p.
Isbn
9780521769044
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2010009546
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)544474666
  • (OCoLC)ocn544474666

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