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Boardman, John 1927-

Works: 648 works in 3,061 publications in 7 languages and 53,451 library holdings
Genres: Reference works  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Honoree, Other, Redactor, Author of introduction, Creator, Dedicatee, Collector, Compiler, Illustrator, wat, Translator, wpr, Contributor, Interviewee, Secretary
Classifications: N5630, 709.38
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Most widely held works by John Boardman
Greek art by John Boardman( Book )

158 editions published between 1964 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 4,730 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."
The Oxford history of the classical world by John Boardman( Book )

53 editions published between 1986 and 2001 in English and held by 3,783 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
The Cambridge ancient history by N. G. L Hammond( Book )

41 editions published between 1977 and 2008 in English and held by 2,556 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Over the past half century The Cambridge Ancient History has established itself as a definitive work of reference. The original edition was published in twelve text volumes between 1924 and 1939. Publication of the new edition began in 1970. Every volume of the old edition has been totally re-thought and re-written with new text, maps, illustrations and bibliographies. Some volumes have had to be expanded into two or more parts and the series has been extended by two extra volumes (XIII and XIV) to cover events up to AD 600, bringing the total number of volumes in the set to fourteen. Existing plates to the volumes are available separately. *Profusely illustrated with maps, drawings and tables. *Comprehensive coverage of all aspects of the history of the ancient Mediterranean and Near East from prehistoric times to AD 600 by an international cast of editors and contributors
The Oxford history of Greece and the Hellenistic world by John Boardman( )

32 editions published between 1986 and 2002 in English and held by 1,983 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This study begins with the eighth century BS, witnessing the emergence of the Greek city-states, and extends to the conquests of Alexander the Great and the establishment of the Greek monarchies some five centuries later."--Back cover
The Oxford history of classical art by John Boardman( Book )

31 editions published between 1993 and 2001 in English and Italian and held by 1,962 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The art and architecture of Greece and Rome lie at the heart of the classical tradition of the western world and their legacy is so familiar as to have become commonplace. The legacy may appear simple, but the development of classical art in antiquity was complex and remarkably swift. It ran from near abstraction in eighth-century BC Greece, through years of observation and learning from the arts of the non-Greek world to the east and in Egypt, to the brilliance of the classical revolution of the fifth century, which revealed attitudes and styles undreamt of by other cultures. After Alexander the Great this became the art of an empire, readily learned by Rome and further developed according to the Romans' special character and needs until it provided the idiom for the imaging of Christianity. In this book the story of this pageant of the arts over some 1500 years is told by five leading scholars. Their aim has been to demonstrate how the arts served very different societies and patrons - tyrannies, democracies, empires; the roles and objectives of the artists; the way in which the classical style was disseminated far beyond the borders of the Greek and Roman world; but especially the splendour and quality of the arts themselves. And their method is to engage the interest of the reader by a rich succession of illustrations on to which the narrative is woven
Greek sculpture : the archaic period : a handbook by John Boardman( Book )

72 editions published between 1978 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,457 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For most people there is no more satisfying expression of Greek art than its sculpture. Its influence, through Rome and the Renaissance, is felt to the present day. It was the first, the only ancient art to break free from "conceptual" conventions for representing men and animals, and to explore consciously how art might imitate nature or even improve upon it. The first stages of this discovery, from the semi-abstract beginnings in the eighth century BC to the fuller awareness of what was possible in representational art of the early fifth century, are explored in this handbook. It describes the development in terms of styles and regions, tracing foreign influences and defining the contribution of native genius. -- From publisher's description
The Greeks overseas : their early colonies and trade by John Boardman( Book )

60 editions published between 1964 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Ancient Greece, colonies were sometimes founded by vanquished people, who left their homes to escape subjection at the hand of a foreign enemy; sometimes as a sequel to civil disorders, when the losers in internecine battles left to form a new city elsewhere; sometimes to get rid of surplus population, and thereby to avoid internal convulsions; and sometimes as a result of ostracism. But in most cases the motivation was to establish and facilitate relations of trade with foreign countries and further the wealth of the mother-city (in Greek, metropolis)."--Wikipedia
On the fascination of objects : Greek and Etruscan art in the Shefton collection by John Boardman( )

18 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 1,260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Shefton Collection in Newcastle upon Tyne contains a fine array of Greek and Etruscan objects and takes its name from its founder Professor Brian Shefton (1919-2012). In spite of the importance of this collection it has not been widely published and remains something of a hidden gem. Brian Shefton was an insightful collector, as well as a distinguished scholar of Greek and Etruscan archaeology, and the 14 papers presented here reflect the broad scope of the collection ; ranging across pottery, jewellery, terracottas and metalwork. The contributions, written by leading experts in the field, focus on specific objects or groups of objects in the Collection, providing new interpretations and bringing previously unpublished items to light. The history of the Shefton Collection is explored. Together these contributions provide a tribute to a remarkable individual who made a substantial and notable contribution to his discipline
The Parthenon and its sculptures by John Boardman( Book )

20 editions published between 1985 and 2003 in English and held by 1,184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Photographs of the sculptures which decorate the Parthenon in Athens are accompanied by a discussion of the historical, social, and religious significance of the temple
Athenian red figure vases, the archaic period : a handbook by John Boardman( Book )

60 editions published between 1974 and 2010 in English and held by 1,171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The quality of Greek painting and the intrinsic interest of the figure subjects chosen for depiction were never greater than in Athens in the fifty years following the invention of the `red figure' technique in about 530 BC. This is the period covered by this book, a sequel to Athenian Black Figure Vases also written by John Boardman, Lincoln Professor Emeritus of Classical Archaeology and Art in Oxford."--Back cover
Greek sculpture : the classical period : a handbook by John Boardman( Book )

38 editions published between 1985 and 2005 in English and held by 1,119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looks at the development of sculptures, reliefs, and friezes in fifth century B.C. Greece and assesses this period's importance in art history
The history of Greek vases : potters, painters, and pictures by John Boardman( Book )

30 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in English and held by 1,024 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 )

20 editions published between 1971 and 1994 in English and Greek, Modern and held by 952 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Athenian black figure vases; a handbook by John Boardman( Book )

66 editions published between 1974 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 893 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Athenian black figure vases bear the work of consummate artists, like Exekias, who depicted on them scenes of myth and everyday life which deepen our knowledge and understanding of Greek antiquity. In this handbook John Boardman enables the reader to study the many aspects of the vases, and to grasp the essential style of a painter or group of painters, without having to consult a number of expensive, and not always accessible, publications. A final section is devoted to the mythological scenes and other decorative features of the vases. -- From publisher's description
Pre-classical: from Crete to Archaic Greece by John Boardman( Book )

30 editions published between 1967 and 1978 in English and German and held by 860 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes chapters on Etruscan & Scythian visual arts
The Greeks overseas : with maps, twenty-four plates, and seventy-five text figures by John Boardman( Book )

42 editions published between 1964 and 1999 in 5 languages and held by 860 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 diffusion of classical art in antiquity by John Boardman( Book )

19 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in 3 languages and held by 830 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
Athenian black figure vases by John Boardman( Book )

23 editions published between 1974 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 810 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Early Greek vase painting : 11th-6th centuries BC : a handbook by John Boardman( Book )

15 editions published in 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 778 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."--Jacket
The Oxford history of the Roman world( Book )

24 editions published between 1991 and 2002 in English and held by 774 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
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The Oxford history of the classical world
The Oxford history of the classical worldThe Cambridge ancient historyThe Oxford history of Greece and the Hellenistic worldThe Oxford history of classical artGreek sculpture : the archaic period : a handbookThe Greeks overseas : their early colonies and tradeAthenian red figure vases, the archaic period : a handbookGreek sculpture : the classical period : a handbook
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 British classical archaeologist

John Boardman Brits antropoloog

John Boardman Brits kunsthistoricus

John Boardman brytyjski archeolog i historyk sztuki

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Джон Бордман

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