University Park and London: The Pennsylvania State University Press, 1990. Hardcover. Fine/Fine but for owner's name/date on ffep (professor of classical art). Terracotta buckram with gilt lettering on spine. Glossy cream dj with color image and terracotta lettering. xxiv + 240 pp. followed by 92 bw plates. With 41 bw figures and 23 color plates in text. Contents include: 1. Orientation: geography and chronology -- 2. Techniques of painting -- 3. Beginning: Minoan pictorial art before the frescoes -- 4. First phase of Aegean wall painting: 1. Nature paintings and naturalism. 2. Human figure. 3. Miniature style -- 5. Later Minoan painting and the formation of the Mycenaean style: 1. Crete and Keos before the disasters of 1450 B.C. 2. Later palace at Knossos and its paintings. 3. Late Minoan III paintings from Ayia Triadha -- 6. Mycenaean wall painting: 1. General Characteristics and the early style. 2. Processional frescoes and other religious themes. 3. Mycenaean narrative compositions. 4. Emblematic and decorative paianting -- 7. Epilogue: nonpalatial painting: 1. Pictorial vase painting. 2. Tanagra larnakes -- 8. Conclusions -- Catalogue of frescoes.
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