Classical art
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Boston : New York, N.Y. : MFA Publications ; D.A.P./Distributed Art Publishers, c2008.
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Book
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1st ed.
ISBN
9780878467280, 0878467289
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200 pages : col. ill., col. maps ; 23 cm.
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Danforth Library - NEC Main CollectionN5603.B67 M87 2008On Shelf

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Published
Boston : New York, N.Y. : MFA Publications ; D.A.P./Distributed Art Publishers, c2008.
Edition
1st ed.
Language
English
ISBN
9780878467280, 0878467289

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 190-191) and index.
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"Ancient Greek, Roman, and Etruscan civilizations come vividly to life in this selection of over one hundred highlights from the MFA's collection of Classical art. An introduction by curators Christine Kondoleon and Richard A. Grossmann outlines the geographical and historical scope of the Classical world from the Bronze Age to Late Antiquity, describes the range of materials and techniques used by ancient artists, and provides a brief history of the MFA's collection. An appendix by conservator Pamela Hatchfield shares the conservation stories of some of the featured objects. In the splendidly illustrated body of the book, the highlighted artworks are grouped according to five broad themes: myth and religion, heroes and warriors, love and loss, daily life, and beasts and beauties. Celebrated mosaics, statues, and vases share the stage with less-familiar jewelry, coins, and glassware - each piece accompanied by a concise discussion of its artistic creation and cultural context. Both shared interests and varied traditions emerge in cross-cultural discussions of topics such as war and politics, commemoration of the dead, sports and entertainment, and the human form, providing rich insight into the astonishing civilizations that produced and used these fascinating objects so many centuries ago."--BOOK JACKET.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Museum of Fine Arts, B., Kondoleon, C., Grossmann, R. A., & Ledig, J. (2008). Classical art . MFA Publications ; D.A.P./Distributed Art Publishers.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Boston. Museum of Fine Arts et al.. 2008. Classical Art. MFA Publications ; D.A.P./Distributed Art Publishers.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Boston. Museum of Fine Arts et al.. Classical Art MFA Publications ; D.A.P./Distributed Art Publishers, 2008.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston., Christine Kondoleon, R. A Grossmann, and Jennifer Ledig. Classical Art MFA Publications ; D.A.P./Distributed Art Publishers, 2008.

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