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Boardman, John 1927-

Works: 385 works in 2,567 publications in 7 languages and 49,990 library holdings
Genres: History  Reference works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Honoree, Author of introduction, Translator, Redactor, wat, Illustrator, Contributor, Creator, Secretary
Classifications: N5630, 938
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Most widely held works by John Boardman
The Oxford history of the classical world by John Boardman( Book )

173 editions published between 1986 and 2002 in 5 languages and held by 8,479 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of essays from thirty contributors provides a comprehensive overview of the Greco-Roman world, its history, and its social, political, artistic, and cultural achivements
Greek art by John Boardman( Book )

127 editions published between 1964 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 4,572 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book will do for the next generation of students and general readers what its predecessor has done for the last - provide an authoritative and readable guide to the history of Greek art. It is a considerably enlarged and rewritten version of a work that has served hundreds of thousands in many languages since the early 1960s. As the author says, "This edition is different in that it takes into account new finds as well as new ideas and attitudes to the subject. I have attempted here to place Greek art back into Greece and away from galleries and art books, to try to recapture what it meant to its makers and viewers, and so better value what it has meant to later artists in the western world. The original intentions and the way these masterpieces are viewed today are often leagues apart. But foremost my aim has been to explain what Greek art looks like, how to look at it, how to enjoy it as something beyond the tourist's Parthenon, or a broken museum marble, as part of our common heritage."
Greek sculpture : the archaic period : a handbook by John Boardman( Book )

73 editions published between 1978 and 2007 in English and French and held by 3,195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This sequel to Sir John Boardman's widely acclaimed handbooks on Greek sculpture of the Archaic and Classical periods brings the story down through the fourth century BC to the days of Alexander the Great. The author discusses the innovations of the period - the female nude and portraiture, many important monuments including the Mausoleum at Halikarnassos, and several of the great names such as Praxiteles and Lysippus who were lionised by later generations. Complementing the other handbooks this volume also presents Greek sculpture made in the colonies of Italy and Sicily from the Archaic period onwards, as well as that made for eastern, non-Greek rulers. A final section considers the role of Greek sculpture in moulding Western taste to the present day
The Greeks overseas : their early colonies and trade by John Boardman( Book )

106 editions published between 1964 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 2,265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The spread of Greek civilization through Europe, into Africa and the Near East began long before the Classical period, long after Troy, Mycenae and Knossos had fallen. This classic study gives the archaeologist's view of one of the most important periods of European history, describing how, out of the Dark Ages of reduced population and comparative penury, the Greeks set their sails north, south, east and west to plant trading posts and colonies, to reap whatever harvest of materials and expertise the barbarian could offer, and to disseminate the benefits of their own rapidly developing and brilliant civilization. The canvas is broad - Greek mercenaries leaving graffiti on the statues of Abu Simbel in southern Egypt; Greek traders braving the Atlantic breakers or introducing wine to Burgundy. The Greeks Overseas vividly demonstrates the value of archaeology to the historical record, and indicates how much the arts and culture of Classical Greece already owed to foreign influences."--Jacket
The Cambridge Ancient History by I. E. S Edwards( Book )

26 editions published in 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,971 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides an account of what is known about the remotest geological ages, comprising chapters on the different kinds of evidence concerning man and his physical environment
Athenian black figure vases by John Boardman( Book )

69 editions published between 1974 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,618 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Parthenon and its sculptures by John Boardman( Book )

17 editions published between 1985 and 2003 in English and held by 1,207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The history of Greek vases : potters, painters, and pictures by John Boardman( Book )

23 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in English and held by 1,007 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In no other art of antiquity do we come closer to the visual experience of the ancient Greeks than through their finely-wrought pottery." "In this volume John Boardman explores the vases functions in Greek life and culture, and as messengers of style and subject. He relates the processes of identifying artists, the methods of making and decorating the vases, the artists lives and conduct in the potters' quarter in Greek towns, and the ways in which their wares were traded far beyond the borders of the Greek world, from Morocco to Persia, from Russia to the Sudan. Boardman demonstrates that the scenes figured on the vases reflected not simply on story-telling, but on the politics and social order of the day; moreover, they exercised a style of narrative in art that was to resonate throughout Western culture for centuries to come."--Jacket
Greek burial customs by Donna C Kurtz( Book )

16 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 947 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pre-classical: from Crete to Archaic Greece by John Boardman( Book )

27 editions published between 1967 and 1978 in 3 languages and held by 856 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes chapters on Etruscan & Scythian visual arts
The diffusion of classical art in antiquity by John Boardman( Book )

18 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and German and held by 842 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In some places, such as Italy, these images were overwhelmingly successful. In Egypt, the Celtic world, the eastern steppes, and other regions with strong local traditions, they were never effectively assimilated. Finally, in cultures where there was a subtler blend of influences, notably in the Buddhist east, the Classical images could serve as a catalyst to the generation of effective new styles. Boardman's approach is as much archaeological as art-historical, and the processes he reveals pose questions about how images in general are copied and reinterpreted. In addition, the author has demonstrated for specialists and for a broader audience that looking at Greek art from the outside provides a wealth of new understanding of Greek art itself
Early Greek vase painting : 11th-6th centuries BC : a handbook / John Boardman by John Boardman( Book )

14 editions published in 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 760 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"All the components of Greek art which were to culminate in the Classical styles of the 5th century BC can be traced in the development of vase painting in early Greece, from the 11th to the 6th centuries BC. Geometric styles gave way by about 700 BC to the influence of the Near East; in the following Orientalizing period the Greeks learned how to tell a story in pictures; and by the 6th century various regional studios were competing with the dominant Corinthian and Athenian potters and painters for markets east and west. Early Greek vases display the Greek painter's craft at its most mathematical, its most colorful, and in its most directly narrative mode. They closely mirror the history and culture of their day. The later achievements of Greek art can only be fully understood in the light of this formative period of variety, competition and experiment."--BOOK JACKET
The Oxford history of the Roman world( Book )

20 editions published between 1991 and 2002 in English and held by 755 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book tells the story of the rise of Rome from its origins as a cluster of villages to the foundation of the Roman Empire by Augustus, and its consolidation in the first two centuries AD. It also explores important aspects of the later Empire and its influence on western civilization."--Back cover
Greek gems and finger rings: early Bronze Age to late Classical by John Boardman( Book )

21 editions published between 1970 and 2001 in English and held by 721 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The world of ancient art by John Boardman( Book )

9 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 707 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The World of Ancient Art is an exploration of the arts of antiquity, from the earliest European cave paintings to the coming of Christianity and Buddhism in the Old World and the arrival of the Spaniards in the New." "Dividing the ancient world into three broad climatic categories - the northern nomadic, the temperate farmers and city-dwellers, and the tropical - the author focuses on common solutions that Man the Artist has devised for the problems posed by his environment, a factor that also determined the nature of his society and its arts. The solutions are shown to have been very similar worldwide within each broad environmental zone, and the pattern can be demonstrated in the arts no less than in social organization." "Richly illustrated and clearly captioned, the book covers the full range of ancient art produced across the globe, from China to Egypt, through Classical Greece to South America, Africa, Australasia and Oceania, and serves to illustrate the many similarities and differences to be observed over the millennia in which artists were required to serve man and his gods more completely than they have ever done since."--Jacket
Archaic Greek gems; schools and artists in the sixth and early fifth centuries B.C by John Boardman( Book )

31 editions published in 1968 in English and Undetermined and held by 621 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Greek art and architecture( Book )

4 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 563 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The prehistory of the Balkans; and the Middle East and the Aegean world, tenth to eighth centuries B.C. by John Boardman( Book )

112 editions published between 1925 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 554 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume of 'The Cambridge Ancient History' embraces the wide range of approaches and scholarships which have in recent decades transformed our view of late antiquity
Greek offerings : essays on Greek art in honour of John Boardman( Book )

6 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Periplous : papers on classical art and archaeology presented to Sir John Boardman( Book )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The Oxford history of the classical world
Alternative Names
Boardman, J.

Boardman, J. 1927-

Boardman, J. (John), 1927-

John Boardman archeologo e storico dell'arte britannico

John Boardman britischer Klassischer Archäologe

John Boardman Brits kunsthistoricus

John Boardman brytyjski archeolog i historyk sztuki

Τζων Μπόρντμαν

Джон Бордман

ボードマン, ジョン

Greek artGreek sculpture : the archaic period : a handbookThe Greeks overseas : their early colonies and tradeThe Cambridge Ancient HistoryAthenian black figure vasesThe history of Greek vases : potters, painters, and picturesThe diffusion of classical art in antiquityEarly Greek vase painting : 11th-6th centuries BC : a handbook / John Boardman