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Minoan And Mycenaean Art by Reynold Alleyne Higgins
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Nov 18, 2009

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bookshelves: art, greece, history, archaeology
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Not bad. The text is lightweight and this book will serve best as a companion to more serious histories (e.g. the outstanding "Cambridge Companion to the Bronze Age Aegean"). Mostly valuable for its somewhat representative but small collection of images of Cycladic, Minoan, and Mycenaean art from the period. Given the price this is a good introduction, albeit brief. The picture quality is fair at best, with most images appearing in black and white, most of the color images appearing somewhat grainy, and many of the reproductions being fairly small. Still, for its cost it's a serviceable place to start, and it's impossible to understand Bronze Age Greece without experiencing its expressive and elegant art one way or another.

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