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Ancient Greek + Roman + Byzantine Arts & Statues - 3 Books -Venus de Milo +

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Seller: Top-Rated Plus Seller joslinhall (8,429) 100%, Location: Northampton, Massachusetts, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 362389118834 Three Books & Catalogs on Ancient Art - This lot consists of: "Greek Beauty" by Berenice Geoffroy-Schneiter (Assouline: 2003). "Goddess, nymph, muse, or merely mortal, women never ceased to inspire Greek sculptors and painters. Far from representing an ideal beauty of young athletes with exultant bodies, these sensuous feminine models recount to us the ambiguous notions the Greeks had toward women. From a Pompeian fresco of Sappho to a terracotta bust of Aphrodite, and from a pure gold wreath to a bronze mirror fashioned in the 16th century BC, the art of the ancient Greeks seems as elegant and profound as ever. Many of the color plates seen here reveal the fascination that the female form held for Greek sculptors. Showing both the fascination and repulsion, eroticism and damnation, this small work in pictures offers a synthesis of art and beauty through what is perhaps the most inspired period of all times: ancient Greece." Hardcover. 6.5"x9", 79 pages, color illustrations, dust jacket. Fine. "Disarmed. The Story of the Venus de Milo" by Gregory Curtis (Alfred A. Knopf: 2003). "The Venus de Milo is both a great work of art and a popular icon, and from the moment of her discovery in 1820 by a French naval ensign, she has been an object of aesthetic and archeological controversy. Using memoirs, letters, and official accounts, Gregory Curtis introduces readers to Venus as she was unearthed by a farmer, digging for marble building blocks on the Aegean island of Melos at the moment a young officer and amateur archeologist looking for classical relics happened by. Curtis tells how the island's elders fought with their Turkish overlords over who owned Venus, and how the French pressed their claim, outwitting other suitors to bring her to the Louvre, where she became an immediate celebrity. Curtis's depiction of Europe in the early 19th century, caught in the grip of a classical art mania, reveals just how far the Louvre was prepared to go to prove it had the greatest classical find of the era, and how the French scholar Salomon Reinach and the German Adolf Furtwangler battled over the statue's origins and authenticity for decades. Curtis also presents competing theories about the statue's original appearance." Hardcover. 6"x9.5", 247 pages, black & white illustrations, dust jacket. Fine condition. "The Arts of Byzantium" by Helen C. Evans, Melanie Holcomb, & Robert Hallman (Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, Spring 2001). The entire Bulletin was published in the form of a catalog to this important exhibition. "The empire called Byzantium lasted more than one thousand years-from the founding of its capital, Constantinople (modern Istanbul, Turkey), in 330 to the conquest of the city by the Ottoman Turks in 1453. This publication, a former Met Bulletin, features the splendid Byzantine works in the Metropolitan Museum's Mary and Michael Jaharis Galleries that include sacred icons, miniatures, manuscripts, and sculpture." Softcover. 8.5"x11", 68 pages, color illustrations. Fine condition. - - - OVERSEAS BUYERS PLEASE NOTE: Our International shipping charges are based on the weight, when boxed for shipping, of each book -please check the postage chart for the cost of shipping to your country. We offer “combined shipping charges” for orders for more than one book –this often means the shipping cost for the books is less than it would have been if they had been purchased and shipped one at a time, so please ask us for a shipping quote if you are thinking about buying more than one book. 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