Seller: no_user_name_for_me (74) 100%, Location: Oswestry, Ships to: Americas, Europe, Asia, AU, Item: 273352503330 'All the components of Greek art which were to culminate in the Classical styles of the 5th century BC can be traced in the development of vase painting in early Greece, from the 11th to the 6th centuries BC. Geometric styles gave way by about 700 BC to the influence of the Near East; in the following Orientalizing period the Greeks learned how to tell a story in pictures; and by the 6th century various regional studios were competing with the dominant Corinthian and Athenian potters and painters for markets east and west. Early Greek vases display the Greek painter's craft at its most mathematical, its most colourful, and in its most directly narrative mode. They closely mirror the history and culture of their day. The later achievements of Greek art can only be fully understood in the light of this formative period of variety, competition and experiment. (...)' [from the back cover] *On the front cover: Polyphemus being blinded by Odysseus. Protoattic grave vase. Mid-seventh century BC. Photo copyright: Archeological Receipt Fund, Athens Product details:Paperback: 287 pp. inc 511 b/w pl. Author: John BoardmanPublisher: Thames & Hudson (London) Language: EnglishISBN: 0-500-20309-1 Edition date: 1st ed. 1998 Dimensions: 21.2 x 15.2 x 1.8 cm A Thames & Hudson world of art book. POSTAGE: ~ If your order is especially urgent (a birthday gift for example), then please let me know immediately, or better still contact me BEFORE you buy/bid, that way I can advise you if I can deliver in good time. I always try my best ●‿●~ Proof of postage is always obtained for all items, if ever needed. ~ Happy to combine postage, of course. ~ As an environmentalist, I reuse packaging products whenever possible; I can assure you though that all packaging will be clean and secure, from a smoke & pet free home. TERMS & CONDITIONS: RETURNS: I offer a no quibble full refund guarantee. I want you to be completely happy with your purchase. If you have any questions or concerns please contact me before you buy/bid. Items must be returned within 14 days of receipt. Items must be returned in original condition or refund will be voided. Returned items must be packed properly (in original packaging if/when possible) - any damage caused by improper packing will void refund. Postage costs will not be refunded. Please contact me before returning any item.Thank you for viewing my listing ◕ ‿ ◕ Condition: New, sealed in clear plastic bag.