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The Art of Antiquity: Piet de Jong and the Athenian Agora John K. Papadopoulos

The Art of Antiquity: Piet de Jong and the Athenian Agora

John K. Papadopoulos

Published November 21st 2007
ISBN : 9780876619605
Paperback
334 pages
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 About the Book 

The archives of the American School excavations in the Athenian Agora contain a remarkable series of watercolors and drawings (well over 400) by Piet de Jong, one of the best-known, most distinctive, and influential archaeological illustrators of theMoreThe archives of the American School excavations in the Athenian Agora contain a remarkable series of watercolors and drawings (well over 400) by Piet de Jong, one of the best-known, most distinctive, and influential archaeological illustrators of the 20th century. They show landscapes, people, and, above all, objects recovered during many seasons of fieldwork at one of the longest continuously running archaeological projects in Greece. This volume brings these illustrations out of the storage drawers and assembles in color a representative sample of some of the finest of Piet de Jongs contributions. Along the way, the book tells the story of the Agora excavations and assesses their contribution to scholarship. It includes essays by 15 scholars currently working at the Agora, and surveys the entire span of the material they are studying, from Neolithic pottery to the Late Byzantine and post-Byzantine frescoes from the Church of Ayios Spyridon.