Structure, Image, Ornament: Architectural Sculpture in the Greek World [Paperback]

Peter Schultz (Editor); Ralf Von den Hoff (Author)

ISBN: 9781782977391 | Published by: Oxbow Books | Year of Publication: 2014 | Language: English 248p, b/w illus

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Structure, Image, Ornament


This volume presents the proceedings of a conference hosted by the American School of Classical Studies, Athens and the Deutsches Archäologisches Institut, Athens in 2004. There are additional contributions from Patricia Butz, Robin Osborne, Katherine Schwab, Justin St. P. Walsh, Hilda Westervelt and Lorenz Winkler-Horacek. The contents are divided into four sections I. Structure and Ornament; II. Technique and Agency; III. Myth and Narrative and IV. Diffusion and Influence. Highlights include Robin Osbornes discussion of What you can do with a chariot but can't do with a satyr on a Greek temple; Ralf von den Hoffs consideration of the Athenian treasury at Delphi; and Katherine Schwabs presentation of New evidence for Parthenon east metope 14. The papers not only cover a great variety of issues in architectural sculpture but also present a range of case studies from all over the Greek world. The result is an important collection of current research.

Table of Contents

Forward (Peter Schultz and Ralf von den Hoff)
I. Structure and Ornament:
The narratology and theology of architectural sculpture, or What you can do with a chariot but can't do with a satyr on a Greek temple (Robin Osborne)
Back to the second century B.C.: new thoughts on the date of the sculptured coffers from the temple of Athena Polias, Priene (Peter Higgs)
Inscription as ornament in Greek architecture (Patricia Butz)
The origins of the Corinthian capital (David Scahill)
Architectural sculpture: messages? programs? Towards rehabilitating the notion of ‘decoration’ (Tonio Hölscher)
II. Technique and Agency:
Accounting for agency at Epidauros: IG IV2 102 AI-BI and the economies of style (Peter Schultz)
New evidence for Parthenon metope east 14 (Katherine Schwab)
Hair or wreath? Metal attachments on heads in architectural sculpture (András Patay-Horvath)
III. Myth and Narrative:
Herakles, Theseus and the Athenian treasury at Delphi (Ralf von den Hoff)
A new approach to the Hephaisteion: Heroic models in the Athenian Agora (Judith Barringer)
Interpretations of the Ionic frieze of the temple of Posiedon at Sounion (Iphigeneia Leventi)
Herakles at Olympia: The sculptural program of the temple of Zeus at Olympia (Hilda Westervelt)
IV. Diffusion and Influence:
The relief metopes from Selinus: programs and messages (Erik Østby)
Exchange and influence: hybridity and the gate reliefs of Thasos (Justin St. P. Walsh)
The reception of architectural sculpture in two-dimensional art (Martin Bentz)
Roman victory and Greek identity: the battle frieze on the 'Parthian' monument at Ephesus (Lorenz Winkler-Horacek)

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