art book cologne GmbH & Co. KG
Deutzer Freiheit 107
Opening hours (office and showroom):
Monday to Friday 8 – 17
Phone: +49 221 800 80 80
Fax: +49 221 800 80 82
art book cologne, founded by Bernd Detsch in 1997, is a wholesale company and specializes in buying and selling high quality publications in art, art theory, architecture, design, photography, illustrated cultural history and all related subjects internationally. Our team includes specialists in art, culture, music, book trade and media but in spite of our diversity we have one common ground: the enthusiasm for unique art books.
We purchase remaining stocks from museums, publishers and art institutions. We sell these remainders to bookstores, museum shops, and art dealers all over the world.
|Editor||Stephan Koja, Ortrud Westheider, Michael Philipp|
|Cover||Paperback with flaps|
|Type of book||Exhib'publication|
|Museum / Place||Museum Barberini, Potsdam|
Featuring ancient Greek and Roman sculpture, this book explores the history and legacy of ancient statues of Olympian gods.
For people in ancient Greece, ornately and imposingly fashioned statues depicting the gods symbolized power or ideal beauty. During the Roman Empire, when sculptors copied Greek models, the sculptures conveyed an aura of education and scholarship.
This volume showcases antique sculptures that represent the most important Greek Olympian gods. Culled from the collection of the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, one of the most important collections of antiquities, this book features objects ranging from the 6th century B.C.E. to the 4th century C.E. The sculptures express the Greek ideal of beauty and the remarkable creative powers of these artists as well as the evolving ways gods were portrayed―from solemn and religiously formal to natural and graceful figures.