Landmarks of the World's Art: The Classical World.
Strong, Donald E.
Place Published: New York:
Publisher: McGraw Hill,
Date Published: 1965.
Description: The book is VERY GOOD with bumped bottom corners. The dust jacket is VERY GOOD with edgewear/chippping/closed tearing; back of cover has tape on closed tears; price-clipped. Black cloth boards with gold embossed text and illustration. 176 pages with index. 72 Black & white and 128 color illustrations. NOT remaindered. JMVintage specializes in books, magazines, and treasures related to the Duke & Duchess of Windsor..and other curious subjects. Dust jacket notes read: WHAT IMPORTANCE DOES THE CLASSICAL WORLD HAVE FOR US? The way we live now"" is based on the great civilisation that the Greeks created about 2500 years ago, and which was carried throughout the western world by the Romans. The whole of our thought, science and art is built on these foundations. THE CLASSICAL WORLD embraces the great civilisations of the Mediterranean, beginning with Minoan Crete some 1700 years before Christ. It lasted until the 4th century A.D. when Christianity became the state religion of the Roman Empire in the reign of Constantine the Great. . The 128 full-colour plates and 109 black and white illustrations, combined with the illuminating text, bring this creative and decisive period of world history into vivid and real life: the colour and gaiety of life in the palaces of ancient Crete; the heroic age of the Iliad and the Odyssey; the splendour of the city states, the glory of Athens in the age of Pericles; Alexander the Great's astonishing conquests, which carried Greek culture deep into Asia and Africa; the mysterious Etruscans, to whom the Romans owed such a large part of their own great engineering and civic ability; Rome's adoption of Greek art which gave the civilised world a single cosmopolitan culture for the first time. These are some of the major epochs which are described and explained by this book. The whole history, art and economic development of the peoples of the Mediterranean over this long and splendid period is dramatically revealed in magnificent examples of architecture, sculpture, painting, mosaics, portraits, coins and jewellery. The heritage of the Classical World is still very much in evidence. The Parthenon at Athens and the Aqueducts of Rome, Hadrian's Wall and the temples of Palmyrathey are all visited and admired by the modern tourist. This book provides a clear explanation of how these works of art came to be produced and their prime importance in the history of western man."Binding: Boards
Condition: Very Good in Very Good dj
Book Id: 6553