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The following sources are recommended by a professor whose research specialty is Greek sculpture.


Six Superlative Sources

· Bernard Ashmole, Architect and Sculptor in Classical Greece (Phaidon Press, 1972).

· Christopher H. Hallett, "The Origins of the Classical Style in Sculpture," Journal of Hellenic Studies 106 (1986) 71-84.

· Carol C. Mattusch, Classical Bronzes. The Art and Craft of Greek and Roman Statuary (Cornell University Press, 1996).

· Warren G. Moon, ed., Polykleitos, the Doryphoros, and Tradition (University of Wisconsin Press, 1995).

· Jenifer Neils, The Parthenon Frieze (Cambridge University Press, 2001).

· Jerome J. Pollitt, Art in the Hellenistic Age (Cambridge University Press, 1986). All but two chapters are predominantly about sculpture.

Other Excellent Sources

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· Marguerite Bieber, The Sculpture of the Hellenistic Age (Columbia University Press, 1961).

· John Boardman, Greek Sculpture: The Late Classical Period (Thames and Hudson, 1995).

· Blanche R. Brown, Anticlassicism in Greek Sculpture of the Fourth Century B.C. (New York University Press, Archaeological Institute of America, and the College Art Association of America, 1984).

· Rhys Carpenter, The Esthetic Basis of Greek Art of the Fifth and Fourth Centuries B.C. (University of Indiana Press, 1959).

· Christoph W. Clairmont, Classical Attic Tombstones (Akanthus, 6 volumes, 1993-1995).

· Alice Donohue, Xoana and the Origins of Greek Sculpture (Scholars Press, 1988).

· Dieter Ohly, Die Aegineten I: Die Ostgiebelgruppe (Beck, 1976).

· Gisela M.A. Richter, Sculpture and Sculptors of the Greeks, 4th rev. ed. (Yale University Press, 1970).

· Brunilde S. Ridgway, The Archaic Style in Greek Sculpture, 2nd ed. (Ares, 1993).

· Claude Rolley, La Sculpture Grecque (Picard, 1994 and 1999, 2 volumes).

· Andrew Stewart, Greek Sculpture: An Exploration (Yale University Press, 1990).

-- WEB SITE --

· Perseus Digital Library.


· S.P. Morris, "Revolution: Red Figure and Relief Sculpture in the Late Sixth Century," in Daidalos and the Origins of Greek Art (Princeton University Press, 1992).

· R. Osborne, "Life Enlarged," in Archaic and Classical Greek Art (Oxford University Press, 1998).

· B.S. Ridgway, "Birds, 'Meniskoi,' and Head Attributes in Archaic Greece," in American Journal of Archaeology 94 (1990) 583-512.

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