This review is from: The Greek Body (Hardcover)
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)This beautiful book, published by the British Museum, is a pleasure to have even before you open it. It is a satisfying weight and is of such high production quality I sat stroking the cover for quite a while before I indulged myself in the content. The sculptures shown are all in the BM's collection and the photography is superb.
The text is easy to read and accessible, informative without any trace of heavy academia; the sculptures are placed within their own context, making more sense of how the Ancient Greeks saw them. The close-ups of the works are wonderful, bringing us closer than perhaps even a visit to the BM might, and emphasise the immense skill needed to visualise such work, never mind to realise it.
It is a lovely, lovely book to delight in and to enjoy for many years. Thank you to Ian Jenkins (Senior Curator) for his breadth of knowledge and his painstaking work.