Item description for The Pediments of the Parthenon (Monumenta Graeca Et Romana , No 7) by Olga Palagia...
This is currently the only a comprehensive account in English of the Parthenon pediments, and the first in any language since 1963. It represents an up-to-date introduction to their study and includes new proposals for the restoration of the missing parts and the question of Roman repairs. This study is based upon autopsy and considers the evidence of technical details. It questions the attribution of certain familiar pieces and offers new suggestions for restoring the east pediment. All sculptures are illustrated, some with photographs taken especially for this book, and there are drawings of the restorations proposed by the author. The first chapter serves as a general introduction to the study of the pediments. It includes an assessment of the documentation and a summary of stylistic and technical characteristics of the sculptures. Capters two and three treat each pediment separately. The discussion of individual sculptures is incorporated in a continuous narrative which sets them within the context of the overall composition.
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Studio: Brill Academic Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.5" Width: 8.75" Height: 11.25" Weight: 1.5 lbs.
Release Date May 1, 1998
Publisher Brill Academic Publishers
ISBN 9004111980 ISBN13 9789004111981
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More About Olga Palagia
Olga Palagia is Professor of Classical Archaeology at the University of Athens, Greece. A member of the committee for the restoration of the Acropolis monuments and Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries, among many other distinctions, she is editor, most recently, of Greek Sculpture: Function, Materials, and Techniques in the Archaic and Classical Periods.
Olga Palagia has an academic affiliation as follows - University of Athens, Greece.