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The Resource Greek vase-painting and the origins of visual humour, Alexandre G. Mitchell

Greek vase-painting and the origins of visual humour, Alexandre G. Mitchell

Label
Greek vase-painting and the origins of visual humour
Title
Greek vase-painting and the origins of visual humour
Statement of responsibility
Alexandre G. Mitchell
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This book is a comprehensive study of visual humour in ancient Greece, with special emphasis on works created in Athens and Boeotia. Alexandre Mitchell brings an interdisciplinary approach to this topic, combining theories and methods of art history, archaeology, and classics with the anthropology of humour, and thereby establishing new ways of looking at art and visual humour in particular. Understanding what visual humour was to the ancients and how it functioned as a tool of social cohesion is only one facet of this study. Mitchell also focuses on the social truths that his study of humour unveils: democracy and freedom of expression, politics and religion, Greek vases and trends in fashion, market-driven production, proper and improper behaviour, popular versus elite culture, carnival in situ, and the place of women, foreigners, workers, and labourers within the Greek city. Richly illustrated with more than 140 drawings and photographs, as well as with analytical tables of comic representations according to different themes, painters, and techniques, this study amply documents the comic representations that formed an important part of ancient Greek visual language from the 6th through 4th centuries BC."--Provided by Publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1974-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mitchell, Alexandre G.
Dewey number
741.5/938
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
NK4645
LC item number
.M62 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Vase-painting, Greek
  • Wit and humor, Pictorial
  • Art and society
Label
Greek vase-painting and the origins of visual humour, Alexandre G. Mitchell
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Humour in the city: the world of men, women, and animals -- Humour in the city: gods, heroes, and myth -- Satyrs and comic parody -- Caricatures in Athens and at the Kabirion Sanctuary in Boeotia -- Conclusion: vases, humour, and society
Control code
276142016
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xxiv, 371 pages
Isbn
9780521513708
Lccn
2008050635
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)276142016
Label
Greek vase-painting and the origins of visual humour, Alexandre G. Mitchell
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Humour in the city: the world of men, women, and animals -- Humour in the city: gods, heroes, and myth -- Satyrs and comic parody -- Caricatures in Athens and at the Kabirion Sanctuary in Boeotia -- Conclusion: vases, humour, and society
Control code
276142016
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xxiv, 371 pages
Isbn
9780521513708
Lccn
2008050635
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)276142016

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