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Author Jenkins, Ian.

Title The Parthenon frieze / Ian Jenkins
Published London : Published for the Trustees of the British Museum by the British Muesum Press, [1994]


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Description 119 pages, 4 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 23 x 28 cm
Contents The Parthenon and Athens -- The frieze and its subject -- A poem in stone -- The Peplos scene -- The arrangement of the frieze
Summary The artistic genius of Athens in the fifth century BC reached its peak in the sculpted marble reliefs of the Parthenon frieze. Designed by Phidias and carved by a team of anonymous masons, the frieze adorned the temple of Athena on the Acropolis and represents a festival procession in honour of the Olympian gods. Its original composition and precise meaning, however, have long been the subject of lively debate. This book reconstructs the frieze in its entirety according to the most up-to-date research, with a detailed scene-by-scene commentary, and the superb quality of the carving is vividly shown in a series of close-up photographs. In his introduction Ian Jenkins places the frieze in its architectural, historical and artistic setting. He discusses the various interpretations suggested by previous scholars, and finally puts forward a view of his own
Analysis Antiquities
Athens (Greece)
Athens (Greece)
Notes "Based upon the near-miraculous reconstruction in the Skulpturhalle in Basel, of the Parthenon sculptures in plaster cast"--Pref
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 47-48) and index
Subject Parthenon (Athens, Greece)
Parthenon (Athens, Greece) -- Frieze
Friezes -- Greece -- Athens.
Friezes, Doric.
Sculpture, Greek -- Greece -- Athens.
Author British Museum. Trustees.
LC no. 94260957
ISBN 0714122009 (hc)