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eBook The Art of the Body: Antiquity and Its Legacy (Ancients Moderns) ePub

by Michael Squire

  • ISBN: 0195380800
  • Category: Humanities
  • Subcategory: Other
  • Author: Michael Squire
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press; 1 edition (June 1, 2011)
  • Pages: 224
  • ePub book: 1120 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1361 kb
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  • Rating: 4.8
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The art of the human body is arguably the most important and wide-ranging legacy bequeathed to us by Classical antiquity. Instead of approaching his material chronologically, Michael Squire faces up to its inherent modernity

The art of the human body is arguably the most important and wide-ranging legacy bequeathed to us by Classical antiquity. Not only has it directed the course of western image-making, it has shaped our collective cultural imaginary - as ideal, antitype, and point of departure. Instead of approaching his material chronologically, Michael Squire faces up to its inherent modernity.

35 Michael Squire, The Art of the Body: Antiquity and Its Legacy. Squire, in his Preface, explicitly states that The Art of the Body is not a history of ancient art. Nor is it a chronicle of its modern reception (xi)

35 Michael Squire, The Art of the Body: Antiquity and Its Legacy. Ancients and Moderns. Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2011. Nor is it a chronicle of its modern reception (xi). Instead, his aim is to think about the ancient and modern alongside each other (xiv); he wants to reveal not only the influence of representations of the body in antiquity on modernity, but also to show how the influence of modern reception, from the rise of Christianity through the Renaissance and Reformation to modern times, sheds light on ancient art.

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This new series aims to show not only the influence of the ancient world on the modern, but also how the modern world illuminates the ancient. Squires work both stirs u debate on and !com licates the standard narrati"es about the of %reece and &ome,' ob(ecti"es that Vasunia states are the intention of the series )i +. Squire, in his Preface, e licitly states that The Art of the Body is not !a history of ancient art.,or is it a chronicle of its modern.

The art of the human body is arguably the most important and wide-ranging legacy bequeathed to us by Classical antiquity.

Writing the ‘Art History’ of the Body, considers the impact of ancient Greek naturalism on conventional modern narratives of artistic development.

Find nearly any book by Michael Squire. Get the best deal by comparing prices from over 100,000 booksellers. The Art of the Body: Antiquity and Its Legacy (Ancients & Moderns): ISBN 9780195380811 (978-0-19-538081-1) Softcover, Oxford University Press, 2011.

The classical human body is perhaps the single most important and wide-ranging legacy bequeathed to the modern world by antiquity. Not only has it directed the evolutionary trajectory of western art; it has also saturated almost every aspect of the contemporary subconscious, as ideal, anti-type and point of departure. This short book represents the first concerted attempt to grapple with the complex nature of that legacy

If, in our modern understanding of the world, we fail to correctly interpret ancient art correctly, how then, can we begin to assume we understand how the male gaze functioned two thousand years ago? A quote or two from Pliny Squire's book leaves much to be desired. While he is correct that we often misinterpret the art of ancient people, he fails to offer a viable alternative interpretation.

Michael Squire is Lecturer in Classical Greek Art, King's College, London.

The Art of the Body is an excellent addition to the Ancients and Moderns series, and will be a welcome resource for an advanced level course on art history. Squire has written an engaging book that informs the reader about the art of the body in antiquity and its modern legacy in an appealingly original and idiosyncratic manner. -The Classical Journal. Michael Squire is Lecturer in Classical Greek Art, King's College, London. He is the author of Panorama of the Classical World, co-authored with Nigel Spivey. Series: Ancients & Moderns.

The classical human body is perhaps the single most important and wide-ranging legacy bequeathed to the modern world by antiquity. Not only has it directed the evolutionary trajectory of western art; it has also saturated almost every aspect of the contemporary subconscious, as ideal, anti-type and point of departure. This short book represents the first concerted attempt to grapple with the complex nature of that legacy. Writing in an attractive and accessible style, and supplementing his text with a rich array of illustrations, Michael Squire guides his readers through a multifaceted range of modern interactions with ancient visual representations of the body. From Byzantine diptych to Hollywood cinema screen, and from Aphrodite to the Venus de Milo, The Art of the Body demonstrates the wide range of cultural ideas and anxieties that were explored by the figure of the body both in antiquity and in the various cultural landscapes that came afterwards. In exploring the fascinating connections between ancient and modern in the broadest sense, the book offers an ideal starting point and a stimulating textbook for undergraduate students of ancient history, classical archaeology and classical civilization.

Comments

Ferne Ferne
Bought this as a gift at the request of my daughter in a PhD Classic Program at her university. She wanted this published book to add to her "professorial" collection.
Cordanara Cordanara
Great overview of how influenced we still are by classical art, despite the fact that we often misunderstand it.