The afterlives of Greek sculpture : interaction, transformation, and destruction / Rachel Kousser.

The Afterlives of Greek Sculpture" is the first comprehensive, historical account of the afterlives of ancient Greek monumental sculptures. Whereas scholars have traditionally focused on the creation of these works, Rachel Kousser instead draws on archaeological and textual sources to analyze t...

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Main Author: Kousser, Rachel Meredith, 1972- (Author)
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: New York : Cambridge University Press, 2017.
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Summary:The Afterlives of Greek Sculpture" is the first comprehensive, historical account of the afterlives of ancient Greek monumental sculptures. Whereas scholars have traditionally focused on the creation of these works, Rachel Kousser instead draws on archaeological and textual sources to analyze the later histories of these sculptures, reconstructing the processes of damage and reparation that characterized the lives of Greek images. Using an approach informed by anthropology and iconoclasm studies, Kousser describes how damage to sculptures took place within a broader cultural context. She also tracks the development of an anti-iconoclastic discourse in Hellenic society from the Persian wars to the death of Cleopatra. Her study offers a fresh perspective on the role of the image in ancient Greece. It also sheds new light on the creation of Hellenic cultural identity and the formation of collective memory in the Classical and Hellenistic eras.
Physical Description:xv, 309 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of color plates : illustrations ; 26 cDF.
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references (pages 265-289) and index.
ISBN:9781107040724
1107040728