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The Elgin Marbles

Should They Be Returned to Greece?

by Christopher Hitchens

  • 339 Want to read
  • 18 Currently reading

Published by Verso .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • History of art: BCE to c 500 CE, ancient & classical world,
  • International relations,
  • Sculpture & other three-dimensional art forms,
  • International Relations - General,
  • Classic Art,
  • Arts And Public Policy,
  • Repatriation,
  • Political Science,
  • Art & Art Instruction,
  • History - General,
  • Art,
  • Ancient Greece,
  • Cultural property,
  • Ancient - Greece,
  • History - Ancient & Classical,
  • Sculpture,
  • Elgin marbles

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages138
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8624141M
    ISBN 101859842208
    ISBN 109781859842201

      The anti-return arguments go: The removal of the marbles was a boon to the fine arts and study of the classics; the marbles are safer in London than they would be in Athens; Lord Elgin .   Robertson prepared a report on the reunification of the Elgin marbles for the Greek government with Amal Clooney and the late Professor Norman Palmer. In his new book, he acknowledges that Author: Dalya Alberge.

    The Parthenon Marbles (formerly known as the Elgin Marbles), designed and executed by Pheidias to adorn the Parthenon, are perhaps the greatest of all classical sculptures. In , Lord Elgin, then ambassador to the Turkish government, had chunks of the frieze sawn off and shipped to England, where they were subsequently seized by Parliament. The Elgin marbles. [B F Cook] Home. WorldCat Home About WorldCat Help. Search. Search for Library Items Search for Lists Search for Contacts Search for a Library. Create Book: All Authors / Contributors: B F Cook. Find more information about: ISBN: OCLC Number:

    The new Acropolis Museum in Athens is a $ million, ,square-foot, state-of-the-art rebuttal to Britain’s argument for keeping the Elgin Marbles. By Michael Kimmelman Show More. The following books provide good introductions to the Parthenon and its sculptures: The Parthenon Frieze, Ian Jenkins (British Museum Press, ) Lord Elgin and the Marbles, William St Clair (3rd edition Oxford University Press, ) The Parthenon, Mary Beard (Profile, ).


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The Elgin Marbles by Christopher Hitchens Download PDF EPUB FB2

The Elgin Marbles is a book by American archaeologist Dorothy King about the 5th century BCE Classical Greek marble sculptures known as the Elgin Marbles.

The book is credited by the Sunday Times with "reigniting" the controversy over possession of the Elgin marbles by defending the right of the British Museum in London to retain them in the face of demands by the government of Greece that. The Parthenon Marbles (formerly known as the Elgin Marbles), designed and executed by Pheidias to adorn the Parthenon, are perhaps the greatest of all classical sculptures.

InLord Elgin, then ambassador to the Turkish government, had chunks of the frieze sawn off and shipped to England, where they were subsequently seized by Parliament and sold to the British Museum to help pay off his debts/5(11).

Published to coincide with the Athens Olympics and the parallel cultural campaign for the return of the Elgin Marbles to Greece, this objective and highly readable book by an excepti/5.

The Elgin The Elgin Marbles book With an Abridged Historical and Topographical Account of Athens by Great Britain Parliament House of Comm | Hardcover. The Elgin Marbles, designed and executed by Phidias to adorn the Parthenon, are some of the most beautiful sculptures of ancient Greece. In Lord Elgin, then British ambassador to the Turkish government in Athens, had pieces of the frieze sawn off and removed to Britain, where they remain, igniting a storm of controversy which has continued.

Online shopping from a great selection at Books Store. This book tells their story, beginning in the fifth century BC when the Parthenon was built in Athens. The author The Parthenon sculptures collected by Lord Elgin nearly years ago rank amongst the highest achievements of mankind/5.

Famous essays on the Elgin Marbles (The Parthenon Frieze) stolen from the Parthenon by the nefarious Lord Elgin. Hazlitt concise descriptions of the place of nature in art are brilliant and may be the unacknowledged inspiration for John Ruskin's criticisms. flag 1 /5. In this full-length contribution to the fiercely debated issue of the Elgin Marbles, Christopher Hitchens recounts the history of these precious sculptures and forcefully makes the case for their return to :   This book focused less on the admittedly controversial acquisition of the "Elgin" marbles, turned out to be more of a straight biography of her life.

She married a man whom she initially adored, bore him many children, and devoted herself to helping him succeed as a diplomat/5. The Parthenon sculptures collected by Lord Elgin nearly years ago rank amongst the highest achievements of mankind. Since they went on display in the British Museum inartists, scholars, poets and millions of visitors have stood before them in wonder.

This book tells their story, beginning in the fifth century BC when the Parthenon was built in Athens. Elgin Marbles, collection of ancient Greek sculptures and architectural details in the British Museum, London, where they are now called the Parthenon Sculptures.

The objects were removed from the Parthenon at Athens and from other ancient buildings and shipped to England by arrangement of Thomas. The Elgin Marbles (Book) Book Details. ISBN. Title. The Elgin Marbles.

Author. Cook, B. Publisher. Harvard University Press. Publication Date. Buy This Book. $ plus shipping. By purchasing books through this website, you support our non-profit organization. Ancient History Encyclopedia receives a small commission for.

Today much controversy surrounds the ownership ‘Elgin Marbles.’ Both the British and Greeks argue that each have legal and moral claim over the Parliament’s marble adornments. The British defend their ownership of the marbles based on Greece’s lack of an adequate museum and the fact that they paid for the pieces (McGuigan 2).

At its broadest, the term "Elgin Marbles" refers to a collection of stone sculptures and architectural pieces which Thomas Bruce, Seventh Lord Elgin, gathered during his service as ambassador to the court of the Ottoman Sultan in Istanbul. The Elgin marbles pose the same question, in more dramatic way, because they come from a vanished pagan culture.

The Real Life of the Parthenon is a great achievement —. Imperial Spoils: The Curious Case of the Elgin Marbles is a book by Christopher Hitchens on the controversy surrounding the removal by Thomas Bruce (seventh earl of Elgin) of the Parthenon's sculptured friezes (which became known as the Elgin Marbles), and his subsequent sale of the Marbles to the British ns examines the history of the artifacts and the question of whether Author: Christopher Hitchens.

This work tells the story of the Elgin marbles, beginning in the fifth century BC when the Parthenon was built in Athens. It explains what the sculptures represent, who made them and how they fitted into the grand design of the temple. The Elgin or Parthenon Marbles are among the most controversial artworks in the world.

19 th century plaster casts of the sculptures have been analyzed using 3D images and have revealed new details about the works. This is helping researchers to better understand and appreciate some of the greatest art produced in the classical period.

The Elgin Marbles are a collection of sculptures and Author: Ed Whelan. Who Owns the Elgin Marbles. her new book is a voyage around the ancient world in which she examines the issues raised by the migration of art in.

The Elgin Marbles (), [1] also known as the Parthenon Marbles, are a collection of Classical Greek marble sculptures (made mostly by Greek sculptor Phidias and his assistants), inscriptions and architectural pieces that were originally part of the temple of the Parthenon and other buildings on the Acropolis of Athens.

[2] [3] Thomas Bruce, 7th Earl of Elgin claimed to obtain in a.The Elgin marbles. [B F Cook] Home. WorldCat Home About WorldCat Help. Search. Search for Library Items Search for Lists Search for Contacts Search for a Library.

Create Book: All Authors / Contributors: B F Cook. Find more information about: ISBN: X OCLC Number: Elgin marbles. London: published for the Trustees of the British Museum by British Museum Publications, © (OCoLC) Online version: Cook, B.F. (Brian Francis), Elgin marbles.

London: published for the Trustees of the British Museum by British Museum Publications, © (OCoLC) Document Type: Book: All Authors.