John Boardman has updated his definitive survey of Greek art, the most influential and widely known historic artistic tradition of the Old World.
In the 20 years since the last edition, valuable evidence has come to light which has dramatically enhanced our understanding of the arts of ancient Greece and their influence. We now know that Greek artists in fact completed their stone sculptures with realistic colour, as well as working with a wealth of other materials on a major scale. We can identify the work of individual artists, and schools of artists, and have a clearer picture than ever before of how art and artistic traditions travelled throughout the Greek world and beyond it.
Boardman encourages the reader to consider the masterpieces that have been preserved in their original context, not just the isolated installations of our modern galleries, weaving into his discussion of the arts insights into the society that produced them. Illustrated in full colour throughout for the first time, this fifth edition demonstrates more vividly than ever the artistic aims and achievements of ancient Greece.