Looking at Greek and Roman Sculpture in Stone: A Guide to Terms, Styles, and Techniques
Getty Publications, 2003 - Art - 125 pages
"Tool marks" and "joins", "Cycladic" and "Daedalic styles", and "kouroi" and "kanephoroi" are among the many terms pertaining to the study of classical stone sculpture that are succinctly described in this latest addition to the popular Looking At series. Presented in glossary format, this superbly illustrated book gives concise definitions of the words and phrases most frequently encountered by museum visitors in exhibition labels and texts. Throughout the book, the author focuses on the technical aspects of sculpting that influenced the style and character of the finished works.
An introductory essay underscores the importance of understanding why and how ancient stone sculpture was produced, allowing readers to gain a greater appreciation of the aesthetic value of individual works. Featuring numerous illustrations of ancient stone sculptures, many from the collections of the Getty Museum, Looking at Greek and Roman Sculpture in Stone is a valuable guide for students, scholars, and all who wish to heighten their enjoyment of this classical art.
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analysis ancient ANTHEMION antiquity appear approximately ARCHAIC architectural areas arms Athenian Athens attached attributes B.C. Marble BASE became block body bronze called carved century B.C. CHISEL CHITON Classical clothing color complete Conservation copies create crystals CURVED decorative detail drapery drill Early elements especially fabric fabric folded fastened figures finished flat folded frequently front gilding goddess Grave Greece Greek Greek and Roman head HELLENISTIC human illustration INSCRIPTION iron island Italy JOINING JPGM known layers light LIMESTONE lines Marble H marks material means metal methods monument object original paint pattern Photo pieces PINS Pliny points POLISHING polychromy popular PORTRAIT Portrait Head pose produced quarries refers relief RESTORATION rock Roman period Rome Sarcophagus sculpted sculpture seen shape shoulder side sometimes STATUE Statuette stone style surface technique term tool TUNIC usually women WORKSHOPS