Classical Art: A Life History from Antiquity to the Present
Many congratulations to Dr Carrie Vout on the publication of her new book 'Classical Art: A Life History from Antiquity to the Present' (Princeton UP).
How did the statues of ancient Greece wind up dictating art history in the West? How did the material culture of the Greeks and Romans come to be seen as "classical" and as "art"? What does "classical art" mean across time and place? This book provides an original history of how classical art has been continuously redefined over the millennia as it has found itself in new contexts and cultures. All of this raises the question of classical art's future.