- ISBN 9780500201381
- 21.00 x 14.90 cm
- 385 Illustrations, 0 in colour
- First published 1974
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‘Will undoubtedly become a standard work of reference’ – Journal of Hellenic Studies
'Demonstrates a broad and penetrating grasp of Greek art and arhaeology ... comprehensive and concise ... crisp, lucid prose' – The Times Literary Supplement
Athenian black figure vases bear the work of consummate artists, like Exekias, who depicted on them scenes of myth and everday life which deepen our knowledge and understanding of Greek antiquity.
John Boardman enables the reader to study the many aspects of the vases, and to grasp the essential style of a painter or group of painters, without having to consult a number of expensive, and not always easily available, publications.
A final section is devoted to the mythological scenes and other decorative features of the vases.