Guide to Ancient Etruscan Art
Copyright Year: 2019
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Excellent choice of images and clear information addressing each topic or period within each chapter in this well written text. The inclusion of a short chapter, "Bucchero, a black, burnished ceramic ware," by Jeffrey A. Becker, was of particular... read more
Excellent choice of images and clear information addressing each topic or period within each chapter in this well written text. The inclusion of a short chapter, "Bucchero, a black, burnished ceramic ware," by Jeffrey A. Becker, was of particular interest. The history of a civilization and culture is often revealed in the objects they value, their use, how they are created and for whom, or why they were created along with the processes discovered or cherished during a certain time period. Ceramic ware is not always emphasized in art history books. The images of work from the Metropolitan Museum, used as examples, made me want to learn more about the ancient Etruscan culture and history. The beautiful explanation of the process involved in making Bucchero ware, could also be referenced and incorporated in a studio art ceramic course. This text incorporates content in an accessible, easy to read text, while connecting new vocabulary, historical influences and processes in a context for understanding Etruscan art.
I believe on on p 8 of text the author states "thickness of fabric" and believe it should be "thickness of clay" but possibly the use of the word "fabric" was meant to mean something broader but it seemed odd to me.
History is relevant and the sources used for writing content are exceptional.
Easy to read and well written.
The framework as outlined in Table of Content and within each chapter is consistent, understandable and easy to peruse.
The chapters and topics are approached in strong understandable order and one that makes sense to a new reader or someone that already has some understanding of the Etruscan art.
Clearly organized and easy to find topics in the text/chapters.
Worked beautifully for me.
None that I saw.
Seems respectful and scholarly.
Diagrams and images chosen were excellent.
Table of Contents
Part I. Etruscan art
- 1. The Etruscans, an introduction
- 2. Bucchero, a black, burnished ceramic ware
- 3. Temple of Minerva and the sculpture of Apollo (Veii)
- 4. Apulu (Apollo of Veii)
- 5. Sarcophagus of the Spouses (Louvre)
- 6. Sarcophagus of the Spouses (Rome)
- 7. Sarcophagus of the Spouses (Rome)
- 8. Tomb of the Triclinium, Tarquinia
- 9. The Francois Tomb, Vulci
- 10. Tomb of the Reliefs, Cerveteri
- 11. The Chimera of Arezzo
- 12. Bronze Mars of Todi
- 13. Aule Metele (Arringatore)
About the Book
This book contains all of Smarthistory’s content for the Ancient Etruscan art.
About the Contributors
Ruth Ezra is a doctoral candidate at Harvard University, where she specializes in the art of late-medieval and Renaissance Europe. Upon completion of her BA at Williams College, she studied in the UK on a Marshall Scholarship, earning an MPhil in history and philosophy of science from the University of Cambridge and an MA in history of art from the Courtauld Institute. A committed educator, Ruth has recently served as a Gallery Lecturer at both the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and the National Galleries of Scotland, as well as a Teaching Fellow at Harvard.
Beth Harris is co-founder and executive director of Smarthistory. Previously, she was dean of art and history at Khan Academy and director of digital learning at The Museum of Modern Art, where she started MoMA Courses Online and co-produced educational videos, websites and apps. Before joining MoMA, Beth was Associate Professor of art history and director of distance learning at the Fashion Institute of Technology where she taught both online and in the classroom. She has co-authored, with Dr. Steven Zucker, numerous articles on the future of education and the future of museums, topics she regularly addresses at conferences around the world. She received her Master’s degree from the Courtauld Institute of Art in London, and her doctorate in Art History from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York.
Steven Zucker is co-founder and executive director of Smarthistory. Previously, Steven was dean of art and history at Khan Academy. He was also chair of history of art and design at Pratt Institute where he strengthened enrollment and lead the renewal of curriculum across the Institute. Before that, he was dean of the School of Graduate Studies at the Fashion Institute of Technology, SUNY and chair of their art history department. He has taught at The School of Visual Arts, Hunter College, and at The Museum of Modern Art. Dr. Zucker is a recipient of the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching. He has co-authored, with Dr. Beth Harris, numerous articles on the future of education and the future of museums, topics he regularly addresses at conferences around the world. Dr. Zucker received his Ph.D. from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York.