9780500480557-0500480559-Troy (BRITISH MUSEUM)

Troy (BRITISH MUSEUM)

ISBN-13: 9780500480557
ISBN-10: 0500480559
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Fitton, Lesley, Shapland, Andrew, Villing, Alexandra, Donnellan, Victoria
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
Format: Hardcover 312 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780500480557
ISBN-10: 0500480559
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Fitton, Lesley, Shapland, Andrew, Villing, Alexandra, Donnellan, Victoria
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
Format: Hardcover 312 pages

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Acknowledged authors Fitton, Lesley, Shapland, Andrew, Villing, Alexandra, Donnellan, Victoria wrote Troy (BRITISH MUSEUM) comprising 312 pages back in 2019. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0500480559 and 9780500480557. Since then Troy (BRITISH MUSEUM) textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 10.11 or rent at the marketplace.

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This arresting exploration of the story of Troy examines the mythology, archaeology, and universal human significance of the tale over millennia.

For over 3,000 years the myth of Troy has fascinated artists and audiences alike―from the epic tales of Homer’s Iliad and Virgil’s Aeneid to retellings from Chaucer to Madeline Miller, and stagings from Shakespeare’s Troilus and Cressida to Brad Pitt’s rendering of the hero Achilles. But what is it about this tale that makes it so eternally appealing, and what do we actually know about historical Troy? This richly illustrated volume tells the story of Troy and the great Trojan War through the lens of objects from the Greek Bronze Age to the twenty-first century.

Using the Classical works of art for which the British Museum is internationally known, this book considers the ancient myth through the eyes of Greek and Roman artists. Drawing on the latest research, it chronicles the search for Troy that convinced the world of the city’s existence, beginning with the nineteenth-century excavations by Heinrich Schliemann. Focusing on the major characters in the story―Helen of Troy, Achilles and Hector, Aeneas and Odysseus―it illustrates how artists from Cranach and Rubens to Romare Bearden and Cy Twombly have been inspired to explore contemporary themes of war and heroism, love and beauty.

Troy sheds new light on a story that has resonated for millenia.

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