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Praxiteles: The Cleveland ApolloCleveland Masterwork Series 2

Published by GILES in association with the Cleveland Museum of Art

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Praxiteles: The Cleveland Apollo - Cover

Published — (UK and USA)

Dimensions — 112 pages, 216 x 216 mm (8½ x 8½ in)

Illustrations — 62 colour

Format — Paperback

Price — UK15.00/US$24.95

ISBN — 978-1-907804-38-0

Press Release — New book on one of the world’s most important...

About the Book

The Cleveland Apollo is most likely the only surviving original sculpture by Praxiteles, and the only life-size Greek bronze that can be securely attributed to a Greek sculptor by name. This new focus volume is both a personal account of an acquisition, and a rigorous art-historical re-examination of one of the most significant works to survive from antiquity.

About the Author(s)

Michael Bennett is the Cleveland Museum of Art’s first Curator of Greek and Roman Art, a position he has held since 1998. He received his doctorate in Fine Arts from Harvard University in 1994. His reinstallation of the Cleveland Museum of Art’s permanent collection of ancient Near Eastern, Greek, pre-Roman, and Roman antiquities opened to the public in 2010. He is the co-editor, with Claire L. Lyons and Clemente Marconi, of Sicily: Art and Invention between Greece and Rome, 2013; co-editor with Aaron J. Paul of Magna Graecia: Greek Art from South Italy and Sicily, 2002, and author of Belted Heroes and Bound Women: The Myth of the Homeric Warrior-King, in Greek Studies: Interdisciplinary Approaches, Gregory Nagy (ed.),1997.