Art and thought in the Hellenistic Age
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Art and thought in the Hellenistic Age the Greek world view, 350-50 BC by John Onians

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Published by Thames and Hudson in London .
Written in English


  • Art, Hellenistic.

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StatementJohn Onians.
LC ClassificationsN5630 .O54
The Physical Object
Pagination192 p. :
Number of Pages192
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17760202M

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Art and thought in the Hellenistic Age: The Greek world view, BC [John Onians] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Ex-Library book, normal stamps and pockets, some underlining and highlighting. Art and Thought in the Hellenistic Age: The Greek World View, - 50 BC by J. Onians (Author)Author: J. Onians. This book is an interpretative history of Greek art during the Hellenistic period - i.e. from the death of Alexander the Great in BC, to the establishment of the Roman Empire at the end of. Art and Thought in the Hellenistic Age 作者: John Onians 出版社: Thames & Hudson Ltd 副标题: Greek World View, B.C. 出版年: 装帧: Paperback ISBN:

This is a good, concise overview of the period from the death of Alexander in BCE to the final collapse of the Ptolemaic kingdom after the Battle of Actium in 30 BCE. It is a great follow-on to read after Peter Green's excellent "Alexander of Macedon" Cited by: 8. Thematically organized, spanning the three centuries from Alexander to Augustus, and ranging geographically from Italy to India and the Black Sea to Nubia, the book examines key monuments of Hellenistic art in relation to the great political, social, cultural, and intellectual issues of the by: 5. Hellenistic art is richly diverse in subject matter and in stylistic development. It was created during an age characterized by a strong sense of history. For the first time, there were museums and great libraries, such as those at Alexandria and Pergamon (). Hellenistic art preserved only a few of the superior qualities of the art of the Greeks. In place of the humanism, balance, and restraint which had characterized the architecture and sculpture of the Golden Age, qualities of exaggerated realism, sensationalism, and voluptuousness now became dominant.

  This interpretative work on Greek art during the Hellenistic period ( B.C. to the first century B.C.) explores ways in which art is an expression of the cultural experience and aspirations of an age/5. The Dark Age the Dark Age between Greece, the Near East, and Egypt meant that the sur- vivors of the fall of Mycenaean Greece never lost touch with the technol- ogy and the ideas, especially religious traditions, of the older civilizations to the east. The Hellenistic Age: A Short History is basically the, well, short version of Green's longer work (and magnum opus) Alexander to Actium: The Historical Evolution of the Hellenistic Age. Even more, this book has the benefit of being the result of 20 more years of scholarship and reflection on Green's part/5. Get this from a library! Art and thought in the Hellenistic Age: the Greek world view, BC. [John Onians].