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Polykleitos, the Doryphoros, and Tradition
edited by Warren G. Moon
University of Wisconsin Press, 1995
eISBN: 978-0-299-14313-8 | Cloth: 978-0-299-14310-7 | Paper: 978-0-299-14314-5
Library of Congress Classification NB101.P63 1995
Dewey Decimal Classification 730.92

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ABOUT THIS BOOK

Polykleitos of Argos is one of the most celebrated sculptors of classical Greece. This richly illustrated volume of superb essays by art historians, classical scholars, and archaeologists discusses Polykleitos’ life and influence, his intellectual and cultural milieu, and his best-known work—the bronze Doryphoros, or “Spear-Bearer.”
    Polykleitos, the Doryphoros, and Tradition displays an impressive range of approaches–from commentary on the artistic and philosophical antecedents that influenced Polykleitos’ own aesthetic to the role of contemporary Greek anatomical knowledge in his representation of the human form. The essays offer extended analysis of his work as well as reflections of his style in sculpture, paintings, coins, and other art in Greece, Italy, and Asia Minor. This volume also contains a thorough discussion of Polykleitos’ original bronze Doryphoros, its pose, its relation to other spear-bearer sculptures, and the fine Roman marble copy of it now at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts.

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