Defining Beauty: the body in ancient Greek art

    SKU: cmc22878

    Now £15.00 Members' price * Was £25.00


    The accompanying title to the major Museum exhibition, Defining Beauty, the body in ancient Greek art , 26th March - 5 July 2015. We are pleased to offer this title at the special Museum price of £25.00 (RRP £30.00)

    This title features a visually stunning and thought-provoking exploration of the human condition seen through ancient Greek eyes, with a particular focus on the human form.

    In a series of lively introductory chapters, written by a selection of academics, historians and artists, it is revealed how the Greeks themselves viewed the sculpture (which was vividly enhanced with colour), and how it was regarded and treated in later pagan antiquity. The revival of the Greek body in the modern era is also discussed, including the shock of the new effect of the arrival of the Parthenon sculptures in London at the beginning of the nineteenth century.

    More about the author

    Ian Jenkins is a senior curator at the British Museum, where he has responsibility for the ancient Greek collections. His publications include Greek Architecture and its Sculpture, The Parthenon Sculptures in the British Museum, Objects in Focus: Discobolus, and The Greek Body.


    Product code: cmc22878
    Exhibition: Defining Beauty the body in ancient Greek art
    World culture: Europe
    Title: Defining Beauty, the body in ancient Greek art
    Subtitle: Defining Beauty
    Author: Ian Jenkins
    ISBN: 9780714122878
    Format: hardback with jacket
    Number of pages: 256
    Size: 280mm x 250mm
    llustrations: Over 250
    Publication date: March 2015
    Weight: 0.85
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