London: Thames and Hudson, 2000. Octavo (27 x 20 cm); 416 pages;188 illustrations (black and white photographs, tables, diagrams, and line drawings); dark red cloth covered boards with gilt spine lettering; colour dust jacket with black titles and mylar cover. Preface, Introduction, multiple essays by many contributors, Publications by John Boardman 1952-1999, Abbreviations of Bibliographical Sources, Index. Fine, without blemishes. Item #1070
The classical art historian and archaeologist Professor Sir John Boardman, OBE, FBA was born in 1927 in London and educated at Magdalene College, Cambridge. At the end of the 20th century he was widely regarded as Britain’s most distinguished historian of ancient Greek art. A Fellow of the British Academy, a fellowship of about 1,400 leading national and international academics elected for their distinction in the humanities and social sciences. John Boardman was Assistant Director of the British School at Athens from 1952-1955, and subsequently Assistant Keeper at the Ashmolean Museum. From 1959-1994 Boardman served as Reader in Classical Archaeology and as Lincoln Professor of Classical Archaeology and Art at the University of Oxford. Boardman conducted major excavations on the Greek island Chios and in Libya. He was knighted in 1989.
Between 1952 and 2000, Boardman wrote and published 30 books, and co-authored a further 11 titles; from 1964, Thames and Hudson published 20 of his books. Periplous presents the work of more than 40 former doctoral students, colleagues and friends of Professor Sir John Boardman—many of them now leading academics—who have contributed papers on subjects close to Sir John’s professional interests.