MARBLEWORKERS IN THE ATHENIAN AGORA
Agora Picture Book 27
58 color and b/w figures
paperback, 21x14 cm
The 5th-century B.C. poet Pindar remarked on the rich sculptural decoration of the Athenian Agora, and, indeed, over 3,500 pieces of various types of sculpture have been uncovered during its excavation. This full-color guide sheds new light on the marble industry in and around the Agora, including rich evidence for sculptors’ workshops, their tools, and techniques. The text discusses the works of both famous and anonymous artists.
Carol Lawton is Professor of Art History at Lawrence University