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The ACoSt has initiated scholarly reviews of current book-length publications that focus on, or contain information about, terracotta figurines in an effort to promote coroplastic studies through peer reviews accessible through the ACoSt website.

The Book Review Editor: Marina Albertocchi, University of Venice Ca' Foscari (m.albertocchi@alice.it)
The Assistant Book Review Editor:
Michael Anthony Fowler, Columbia University (maf2209@columbia.edu)


  • 2007
  • 2010
  • 2011
  • 2014
  • 2019
  • Bookidis Nancy, The Sanctuary of Demeter and Kore: The Terracotta Sculpture, (Corinth 18.5). Pp. vii + 315, figs. 19, b&w pls. 126, color pls. 8, tables 5. The American School of Classical Studies at Athens, Princeton 2010. $150. ISBN 978-0-87661-185-2.
    Reviewed by Jaimee P. Uhlenbrock, State University of New York, New Paltz (uhlenbrj@newpaltz.edu)

  • Froning Heide, Zimmermann-Elseify Nina, Die Terrakotten der antiken Stadt Elis, Philippika. Marburger altertumskundliche Abhandlungen 32. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz Verlag, 2010, 148 p., 32 plates. ISBN: 9783447061506.
    Reviewed by Joannis Mylonopoulos, Columbia University (jm3193@columbia.edu)

  • Gheorghiu Dragos, Cyphers Ann (eds.), Anthropomorphic and Zoomorphic Miniature Figures in Eurasia, Africa and Meso-America. Morphology, materiality, technology, function and context, BAR S2138. Oxford: Archaeopress, 2010, 158 p., 133 figs. ISBN 9781407306797
    Reviewed by Erell Hubert, Cambridge University (eh385@cam.ac.uk)

  • Jeammet Violaine (ed.), Tanagras: Figurines for Life and Eternity. The Musée du Louvre’s Collection of Greek Figurines
    Valencia: Fundación Bancaja, 2010, 299 p., 297 color figs., 132 b/w figs., 3 maps.  ISBN 9788484711711.
    Reviewed by Marcella Pisani, University of Rome “Tor Vergata” (marcella.pisani@uniroma2.it)

  • Poli Nicoletta, Collezione Tarentina del Civico Museo di Storia ed Arte di Trieste. Coroplastica Arcaica e Classica, Quaderni di Archeologia 3. Trieste: Civici Musei di Storia ed Arte,  2010, 410 p., 712 figs., 1 map. ISBN 978-88-87377-46-0.
    Reviewed by Ilaria Battiloro, Mt. Allison University (ibattiloro@mta.ca)
  • Barrett Caitlín E., Egyptianizing Figurines from Delos. Columbia Studies in the Classical Tradition 36, Leiden: Brill, 2011. xix, 731 p., 80 plates. ISBN:9789004207974.
    Reviewed by Mantha Zarmakoupi, CHS, Harvard University (mzarmakoupi@post.harvard.edu)

  • Ismaelli Tommaso, Archeologia del culto a Gela. Il santuario di Predio Sola. Beni Archeologici – Conoscenza e Tecnologie
    Quaderno 9. Bari: Edipuglia, 2011. 266 p., 39 figs., 38 col. pl. ISBN 978-88-7228-634-0.
    Reviewed by Ágnes Bencze, Pázmány Péter Catholic University, Budapest (agnes.bencze@yahoo.it)

  • Kouremenos Anna, Chandrasekaran Sujatha, Rossi Roberto (eds.), From Pella to Gandhara. Hybridisation and Identity in the Art and Architecture of the Hellenistic East, BAR S2221. Oxford: Archaeopress, 2011, 193 pages. 158 figs. ISBN 978140730779.
    Reviewed by SeungJung Kim, Columbia University (sk2562@columbia.edu)

  • Pilz Oliver, Frühe matrizengeformte Terrakotten auf Kreta: Votivpraxis und Gesellschaftsstruktur in spätgeometrischer und früharchaischer Zeit, Beiträge zur Archäologie Griechenlands 2, Möhnesee: Bibliopolis, 2011. 365 p., 35 plates. ISBN 9783933925893.
    Reviewed by Katja Sporn, University of Salzburg (katja.sporn@sbg.ac.at)

  • Rabe Britta, Zwischen Entwurf und Produkt: Die griechisch-römischen Gipsformen aus Ägypten im Museum August Kestner, Hannover, Philippika. Marburger altertumskundliche Abhandlungen 44. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz, 2011. 196 p., 351 b/w figs., plus CD with 368 pages of additional color figs. ISBN 9783447064842.
    Reviewed by Caitlín E. Barrett, Cornell University (ceb329@cornell.edu)
  • Schwarzmaier Agnes, Die Masken aus der Nekropole von Lipari. Palilia 21. Wiesbaden: Ludwig Reichert Verlag, 2011,
    280 p., 48 figs, 24 pls. ISBN 9783895007101
    Reviewed by Tommaso Ismaelli (t.ismaelli@ibam.cnr.it)
  • Papantoniou_Hellenistic and Roman Terracottas_2019Giorgos Papantoniou, Demetrios Michaelides and Maria Dikomitou-Eliadou, Hellenistic and Roman Terracottas, Monumenta Graeca et Romana, Vol. 23, Brill, 2019, 424p.



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