Greek Sculpture (Classical World)

Greek Sculpture (Classical World)

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Sculpture is one of the art forms for which Ancient Greece is renowned, serving as an inspiration to other societies from Ancient Rome to the present day. This book offers an accessible introduction to Ancient Greek sculpture from its beginnings in the eighth century BC to the end of the Hellenistic period in the second century BC. Particular consideration has been given to the context for which the sculpture was commissioned. Other chapters feature the birth of Greek sculpture, its development after the death of Alexander the Great, and the widespread copying of famous sculptures in antiquity. The final chapter considers the central role that the acquisition of Greek sculpture played in the establishment of the art collections that became our modern-day museums and institutions. Each chapter contains a case study highlighting a particular facet of the subject under discussion.