Ad Infinitum Books

Quick Search

Title
Author
Description
Keyword
Advanced Search
 
 
 
 

GREECE.

GREECE.

Click on Title to view full description

 
41 JENKINS, IAN & TURNER, VICTORIA. The Greek Body.
Getty Publications, Los Angeles: 2010. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
More than any other ancient civilization, the Greeks placed the human body at the center of their culture. To them, the sculpted human figure was both an object of sensory delight and an expression of an intelligent mind. In the modern popular imagination, mention of the ancient Greeks is likely to conjure up an image of idealized and naked youth, and it is true that the ideal nude, both male and female, is a striking feature of Greek sculpture. However, in later Greek art, sculptors and their patrons became increasingly interested in human diversity, experimenting with the representation of ethnicity, age, social standing, and character. The marble, bronze, and terra-cotta sculptures presented in this volume—outstanding highlights drawn from over six centuries of artistic production—demonstrate the diversity of Greek figural forms, from the idealized beauty of the Classical era to the individualized portraits of the Hellenistic period. Large, stunning details testify to the artists' skills in portraying cold, hard materials as warm, human flesh. Ian Jenkins is a senior curator of Greek antiquities at the British Museum. He is the author of Greek Architecture and its Sculpture and The Parthenon Sculptures in the British Museum. Victoria Turner is a research assistant at the British Museum. 
Price: 28.69 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
42 JENKINS, IAN & TURNER, VICTORIA. The Greek Body.
Getty Publications, Los Angeles: 2010. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
More than any other ancient civilization, the Greeks placed the human body at the center of their culture. To them, the sculpted human figure was both an object of sensory delight and an expression of an intelligent mind. In the modern popular imagination, mention of the ancient Greeks is likely to conjure up an image of idealized and naked youth, and it is true that the ideal nude, both male and female, is a striking feature of Greek sculpture. However, in later Greek art, sculptors and their patrons became increasingly interested in human diversity, experimenting with the representation of ethnicity, age, social standing, and character. The marble, bronze, and terra-cotta sculptures presented in this volume—outstanding highlights drawn from over six centuries of artistic production—demonstrate the diversity of Greek figural forms, from the idealized beauty of the Classical era to the individualized portraits of the Hellenistic period. Large, stunning details testify to the artists' skills in portraying cold, hard materials as warm, human flesh. Ian Jenkins is a senior curator of Greek antiquities at the British Museum. He is the author of Greek Architecture and its Sculpture and The Parthenon Sculptures in the British Museum. Victoria Turner is a research assistant at the British Museum. 
Price: 28.45 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
43 JONES, JAYNE CLARK. The Greeks In America.
Lerner Publications. Co., Minneapolis: 1969. 0822502151 / 9780822502159 Third Printing. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Good condition. Ex library. 
These loyal and hardworking people have made outstanding contributions in government, education, theater, arts, and sports. This book explains the ethnic makeup of these people. Includes an Index. 
Price: 9.98 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
44 JONES, JOHN ELLIS; SALARIYA, DAVID (ILLUSTRATION); WILLIS, SHIRLEY (ILLUSTRATION). History As Evidence: Ancient Greece.
Warwick Press, New York: 1983 0531092208 / 9780531092200 h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Good condition. 

Price: 18.05 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
45 JUST, ROGER. Women In Athenian Law And Life.
Routledge Publishing, London and New York: 1994. 0415058414 / 9780415058414 Reprint Edition. s Softcover. Good condition but there is some underlining. 
Provides a comprehensive account of the Athenians' conception of women during the classical period. Though nothing remains that represents the authentic voice of women themselves, there is a wealth of evidence showing how men sought to define women. " . . . .admirably lucid . . . Just's grasp of his classical sources is as firm as his knowledge of the anthropological frameworks . . ." - Stephen Todd, The Times Higher Education Supplement 
Price: 37.95 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
46 KALAFATAS, MICHAEL N. The Bellstone: The Greek Sponge Divers Of The Aegean.
Brandeis University Press, Waltham: 2003. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
Guided by his grandfather's poem about sponge diving, one American returns to Greece to reclaim his past. For centuries, the young men of the Dodecanese Islands, a string of islands in the Aegean Sea between Greece and the coast of Asia Minor, earned their living by diving for sponges. They would descend to the bottom of the sea on just a single breath of air, using as a weight and rudder a flat, marble diving stone called a bellstone. They used this ancient technique of "naked diving" until 1863 when the deep-sea diving suit was introduced into the sponge-fishing industry. The new diving suit (dubbed "Satan's machine" by the divers) allowed the diver to remain under water for long periods of time, increasing his productivity a hundredfold, but it also brought a dramatic change in the physiology of diving. Rather than taking one deep breath, the diver now breathed compressed air, which caused "the bends" if he rose from the depths of the sea too quickly. Pressure from international companies to increase the number of sponges harvested on each dive led to mounting casualties. Between 1866 and 1895, on the island of Kalymnos alone, 800 young men died of the bends and 200 more were paralyzed. Michael N. Kalafatas's grandfather, born on the island of Symi, was eye-witness to these events. In 1995, Kalafatas discovered an epic poem entitled "Winter Dream" written by his grandfather, Metrophanes Kalafatas. The poem, composed a century earlier in Greek, recounts the plight of sponge divers confronted with this new technology. He had the poem rendered into English by award-winning poet, Olga Broumas, and using it as his bellstone, dove into his own past. While tracing the historical and cultural contours of this uniquely Greek livelihood, Kalafatas carries the reader from the Dodecanese Islands in the nineteenth century to Constantinople and the Black Sea as well as to contemporary Tarpon Springs, Florida and Melbourne, Australia—the far-flung outposts of the Greek sponge-diving diaspora. He portrays the hubris of young sponge divers defying the odds; the passion of their wives and mothers in protesting the new diving suits; the venality of international capitalists intent on maximizing their investments; and the courage of the Dodecanese people in adapting to catastrophic changes beyond their control. The story Kalafatas weaves is deeply personal, as his grandfather's poem leads the author back to Greece. But The Bellstone is more than just a personal story; it is a lamentation for and celebration of the families, history, and culture of the sponge divers of the Dodecanese. Michael N. Kalafatas was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and educated at Brandeis University and at Harvard University. In 1946 and 1947 he lived in the Tarpon Springs area of Florida with his family. He has spent considerable time in the Dodecanese Islands of Greece. For more than twenty years Kalafatas served as director of admissions at Brandeis. He now lives in Wayland, Massachusetts. "What an eye-opener this book is—and especially for a proud Greek-American who, like Michael Kalafatas, is a son of the Aegean. The saga of the sponge fishermen of the Dodecanese Islands and their contribution to America is a great tale—and brilliantly told in this very special book."—Michael Dukakis Michael N. Kalafatas was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and educated at Brandeis University and at Harvard University. In 1946 and 1947 he lived in the Tarpon Springs area of Florida with his family. He has spent considerable time in the Dodecanese Islands of Greece. For more than twenty years Kalafatas served as director of admissions at Brandeis. He now lives in Wayland, Massachusetts. 
Price: 24.23 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
47 KAMVASSINOU, MARIKETI (EDITOR). The City Hall Of Athens.
Athens City Council Cultural Organization, Athens: December 2002. First Edition. Printed in an edition of 2,000 copies on 150 g velvet paper. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Very good condition. Contains an Inscription by Dimitris L. Avramopoulos, Mayor of Athens. 
A highly illustrated, bilingual (Greek/English) edition in color that describes in detail the history of the current Athenian City Hall. 
Price: 92.63 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
48 KARAKASI, KATERINA. Archaic Korai.
Getty Publications, Los Angeles: 2003. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
The sculpted marble statues of young Greek women known as korai were created between the seventh and fifth centuries B.C. Katerina Karakasi argues that the majority of earlier research studies on these statues focused narrowly on arranging the korai chronologically and stylistically. In Archaic Korai, Karakasi explores the meanings and functions of these figures, as well as the historical and cultural contexts in which they were produced. She also points out that only by determining the precise location where each kore stood, combined with studying the history of the site and related literary and epigraphic evidence, is it possible to draw worthwhile conclusions about a statue's role in cult practice at a given shrine. Illustrating many statues in color for the first time, Archaic Korai presents a survey of all the known korai in existence and catalogues valuable information about the korai's sizes, conditions, and materials, as well as the sculptors who made them. Also included is a thoughtful discussion of the motives and social positions of the patrons who commissioned them. Katerina Karakasi studied classical archaeology and historical ethnology in Thessaloniki and Athens and at Johann Wolfgang Goethe University in Frankfurt am Main. 
Price: 142.50 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
49 KING, JOSEPH P. (EDITOR). The World And Its Peoples: Greece, Cyprus, Mount Athos.
Greystone Press, New, York: 1964. First Edition (Unstated). 

Price: 12.35 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
50 LE ROY, JULIEN-DAVID WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY ROBIN MIDDLETON. The Ruins Of The Most Beautiful Monuments Of Greece.
Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles: 2003. Series: Texts & Documents Series. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
Julien-David Le Roy's Les ruines des plus beaux monuments de la Grece, initially issued in 1758, first revealed to European eyes the wonders of Greek classical architecture. Overnight, Greece became the rage, much to the chagrin of Giovanni Battista Piranesi and other defenders of the genius of Rome. The impact of the volume's splendid engravings of Athens's ancient ruins on contemporary aesthetics was heightened—particularly in the much-expanded edition of 1770—by its two highly provocative theoretical essays. In one, Le Roy set forth a compelling linear history of the conceptual forms of architecture that began in Egypt, moved to Greece, then Rome, and finally modern Europe. In the other, seeking to express the experience of architectural form and its effects, Le Roy gave new voice to feeling. Here the second edition of Les ruines is published in English for the first time, framed by the sweeping exposition of both the intellectual milieu out of which Le Roy's work emerged and the controversies it generated. 576 pages, 7 x 10 inches, 101 black and white illustrations, paperback. Robin Middleton is professor emeritus of art history at Columbia University. Translated into English from the French by David Britt who has translated many art historical texts, including Piranesi's Observations on the Letter of Monsieur Mariette. "A delight to read." —Bryn Mawr Classical Review 
Price: 57.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
51 LIBERMAN, ALEXANDER. Greece Gods And Art.
Studio Book, New York: 1968. 0670351733 / 9780670351732 h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. 

Price: 60.80 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
52 LISSARRAGUE, FRANCOIS. Greek Vases: The Athenians And Their Images.
Riverside Book Company, New York: 2001. 1878351575 / 9781878351579 First Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
Offers an informative and entertaining view of Greek society in the 5th and 6th centuries B.C. as seen on these vases. Individual chapters treat wine and the banquet, sex, athletics, war, domestic life, and religion. Included in the appendices are essays on the rediscovery of Greek vases in the modern era and on artists and atributions, as well as a table of vase shapes, an informative glossary, and a comprehensive bibliography. Excellent full-color photographs. 
Price: 70.78 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
53 LIVINGSTONE, SIR RICHARD. The Legacy Of Greece.
Oxford University Press, Oxford: 1962. Reprint Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Very good condition. 
Includes the following essays: The Value of Greece to the Future of the World by Gilbert Murray, Religion by W. R. Inge, Philosophy by J. Burnet, Mathematics and Astronomy by Sir T. L. Heath, Natural Science by D'Arcy W. Thompson, Biology by Charles Singer, Medicine by Charles Singer, Literature by R. W. Livingston, History by Arnold Toynbee, Political Thought by A. E. Zimmernm The Lamps of Greek Art by Percy Gardner, and Architecture by Sir Reginald Blomfield. 
Price: 37.76 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
54 MELETZIS, SPYROS & PAPADAKIS, HELEN (TEXT AND PHOTOGRAPHS). Acropolis And Museum.
Schnell & Steiner, Munich & Zurich: 1975. 3795405548 / 9783795405540 7th Edition. s Softcover. Good condition. 
Provides a detailed description of the Parthenon and the surrounding artwork as well as high quality photography in color as well as in black and white. 
Price: 13.97 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
55 MELETZIS, SPYROS UND PAPADAKIS, HELEN (TEXT UND AUFNAHMEN). Akropolis Und Museum.
Verlag Schnell & Steiner, Munchen: 1975. 379540553X / 9783795405533 Secheste Auflage. s Softcover. Good condition. 
Extensive collection of photographs of the Akropolis and its museum objects. Text is in German. 
Price: 19.48 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
56 MILIADIS, JOHN. The Acropolis.
Atlantis- M. Pechlivandes & Co, Athens. s Softcover. Reading copy. 

Price: 9.26 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
57 MILLER, HELEN HILL. Greek Horizons.
Charles Scribner's Sons, New York: 1961. First Edition (Unstated). h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. 
For anyone planning a trip to Greece this is an ideal and stimulating introduction, since it provides a quick view of the Greek mainland and islands as the traveler today sees them - the landscape, the people, and the prehistoric, classical and Byzantine remains. The great sites which every intelligent tourist wants to see are fully described, not only Athens in considerable detail, but Delos, sacred to Apollo, Delphi of the oracle, Olympia of the games, the palaces of Mycenae and Crete, the monasteries of the Metora, and many others. The illustrations supplement at every point the lively and informative text, and a bibliography offers suggestions for further - and portable - reading on the spot. 
Price: 15.15 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
58 MILLER, HENRY. The Colossus Of Maroussi.
A New Directions Paperback, New York: 1941. 0811201090 / 9780811201094 Twelfth Printing. s Softcover. Good condition considering its age. 

Price: 9.50 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
59 MUNT, KATE GORDON. Homage To Greece: Odyssey Of Kate And Chris.
Vantage Press, New York: 1977. 0533027322 / 9780533027323 First Edition. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Fair condition. Water damage. 
What makes this book exceptionally interesting, besides in-depth descriptions of the various places and sights, is that the author knows her Grecian history. 
Price: 3.09 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
60 NAVARI, LEONORA. Greek Civilization Through The Eyes Of Travellers And Scholars.
Oak Knoll Press, New Castle / Kotinos Publications, Athens and HES & DE GRAAF Publishers BV, The Netherlands: 2004. 1584561343 / 9781584561347 First Edition (Unstated). h Hardcover with dustjacket. Blind tooled full leatherette, gold-stamped with paper cover label. 
In one of the most elegant annotated bibliographies ever created, Leonora Navari the compiler in association with Konstantinos Staikos, a leading authority on library history and bibliographies, have created an indispensable aid to any scholar of Greek culture. This work documents the renowned collection of Dimitris Contominas whose library was built with the goal of collecting every book by scholars and visitors to Greece from the fifteenth to the mid-twentieth century. Each book is completely described bibliographically, with pagination, collations of signatures, description of illustrations, and bindings. The notes are varied and include information on printing history, biographical details of the authors, illustrators, the significance of the work, and its connection with the historical bias of its time as well as a listing of selected holdings. The historical introduction is bilingual in English and Greek with all the annotations in English. There are over 200 rare illustrations most in color and multiple indexes. 
Price: 156.28 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
< PREV  1 2   3  4  NEXT >  


Questions, comments, or suggestions
Please write to [email protected]
Copyright©2020. All Rights Reserved.
Powered by ChrisLands.com

 

 

cookie