Art in the Hellenistic age by Jerome Jordan Pollitt

By Jerome Jordan Pollitt

'The top cause to review Hellenistic artwork is for its personal sake' writes Professor Pollitt within the Preface to artwork within the Hellenistic Age. 'But', he keeps, 'I might recommend that there's an extra caliber that are meant to make the artwork of the Hellenistic age of specific curiosity to fashionable audiences: the truth that in history and content material it was once the made of an age in lots of methods just like our personal ... the results of the ancient stipulations (of the age) was once an artwork which, like a lot sleek artwork, was once heterogenous, frequently cosmopolitan, more and more individualistic, and often elite in its appeal'. This 1986 publication is an interpretative historical past of Greek paintings throughout the Hellenistic interval - i.e. from the loss of life of Alexander the good in 323 BC, to the institution of the Roman Empire on the finish of the 1st century BC - which additionally explores ways that that paintings is an expression of the cultural event and aspirations of the Hellenistic age.

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Is it the music you listen to? Perhaps you really enjoy listening to old-time radio show mysteries, or maybe it舗s your city newspaper舗s investigative reporter. I know quite a few people who really enjoy simply visiting their local coffee shop and listening to the older farmers tell stories about the way it used to be. The camera never enters the picture (don舗t mind the pun) in these scenarios, yet story is present and sometimes just as visual. At the very core is story. It is our base, and a pretty solid one at that!

A Graphically, apparently so. People tell me they can recognize my pictures. I don舗t know what exactly any photographer does to accomplish that. I舗m glad I舗ve developed a style, but I don舗t know precisely what it is I do. Largely, the stories I have done for National Geographic are concept-driven. I舗m really dedicated to the concept of the story, and I let that drive everything else. So, I can do nature photography and microphotography through microscopes, or nitty-gritty dirty documentary in bars.

Particularly, I舗d like to acknowledge this book舗s production team. Books like this aren舗t put together solely by the author. Rather, a supportive and extremely knowledgeable group of individuals works together to make my words and images flow as smoothly as possible. I couldn舗t ask for a better team to work with for my first book. Ted Waitt, Peachpit舗s acquisitions editor, is at the core of this project. I舗m ever thankful that his interest in my blog posts prompted our conversations on photography, lighting, and ultimately, the topic of visual storytelling.

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