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The Art And Culture Of Early Greece, 1100 480 B. C
This handsomely illustrated book offers a broad synthesis of Archaic Greek culture. Unlike other books dealing with the art and architecture of the Archaic period, it places these subjects in their historical, social, literary, and intellectual contexts. Origins and originality constitute a central theme, for during this period representational and narrative art, monumenta ...more
Published July 14th 1987 by Cornell University Press
(first published 1985)
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Apr 25, 2007 Martha rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: anyone interested in greece from the Iron Age to the Classical Period.
Hurwit was a my professor at the time I read this book, and this book coveys the incredible lucidity and poetry of his lectures. This book takes you on a journey from how the Greeks got from point A to point B, by drawing on every imaginable source and interweaving them seamlessly. This book and his classes made me want to become an archaeologist.