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Traditional studies of Roman art have sought to identify an indigenous style distinct from Greek art and in the process have neglected the large body of Roman work that creatively recycled Greek artworks. Now available in paperback, this fresh reassessment offers instead a cultural history of the functions of the visual arts, the messages that these images carried, and the values that they affirmed in late Republican Rome and the Empire. The analysis begins at the point at which the characteristic features of Roman art started to emerge, when the Romans were exposed to Hellenistic culture through their conquest of Greek lands in the third century B.C. As a result, the values and social and political structure of Roman society changed, as did the functions and character of the images it generated. This volume, presented in very clear and accessible language, offers new and fascinating insights into the evolution of the forms and meanings of Roman art. "Zanker, one of the foremost ancient Roman art historians, has produced an excellent general study of Roman art and its reception. . . . This book would be ideal for students at all levels interested in Roman art, history, and culture."—Choice

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Genre: Art
Author: Paul Zanker
Publisher: Getty Publications
Release: 2012-01-10
File: 214 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781606061015

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The grand monuments scattered across Europe, the Near East and northern Africa are impressive reminders of the art of the Roman Empire, but they only tell part of the story. The artistic legacy of the Romans also survives in many other forms, and in this book Susan Walker focuses on four main themes--the heritage of Greece, portraiture, public art, and furnishing and decorating homes. From the early Republic through to the later Empire the taste for Greek culture was an important influence on the Romans, but one which they adapted to create an art uniquely theirs. Drawing on the magnificent collections of the British Museum, Dr Walker discusses a wide range of Roman antiquities, from monumental sculpture for public places, portraits of emperors and private citizens, to mosaics, wall-paintings and tableware for enjoyment in more intimate surroundings.

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Genre: Art
Author: Susan Walker
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Release: 1991
File: 72 Pages
ISBN-13: 067477759X

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A Companion to Roman Art encompasses various artistic genres, ancient contexts, and modern approaches for a comprehensive guide to Roman art. Offers comprehensive and original essays on the study of Roman art Contributions from distinguished scholars with unrivalled expertise covering a broad range of international approaches Focuses on the socio-historical aspects of Roman art, covering several topics that have not been presented in any detail in English Includes both close readings of individual art works and general discussions Provides an overview of main aspects of the subject and an introduction to current debates in the field

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Genre: Literary Criticism
Author: Barbara E. Borg
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release: 2019-11-04
File: 664 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781119077893

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This handbook explores key aspects of art and architecture in ancient Greece and Rome. Drawing on the perspectives of scholars of various generations, nationalities, and backgrounds, it discusses Greek and Roman ideas about art and architecture, as expressed in both texts and images, along with the production of art and architecture in the Greek and Roman world.

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Genre: Art
Author: Clemente Marconi
Publisher: Oxford Handbooks
Release: 2015
File: 710 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780199783304

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This fully illustrated catalogue features an extraordinary selection of works from the first century B.C. to the fourth century A.D. Exploring themes such as religion, urbanism, war, imperial expansion, funerary practices, intellectual life, and family which are vividly represented in mosaics, frescoes, bronze and terracotta statuettes, monumental sculptures, sarcophagi, and glass and metal vessels, this publication with its new scholarship, serves as a valuable resource for both academics and the public, stimulating further study and greater appreciation of the wide range of Roman art. AUTHOR: Daniel Roger & Cecile Giroire are curators in the Greek, Etruscan and Roman Antiquities Department of the Museedu Louvre. SELING POINTS: Roman Art From the Louvre documnets the major restoration process undertaken by the Louvre and shows the revived vibrancy of the works included in the exhibition. This fully illustrated catalogue includes new findings and scholarship that serves as a valuable resource for both academics and the public, stimulating further study and greater appreciation of the wide range of Roman art. 185 colour illustrations

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Genre: Art
Author: Cécile Giroire
Publisher: Hudson Hills
Release: 2007
File: 280 Pages
ISBN-13: 1555952836

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The Fitzwilliam Museum has arguably one of the finest collections of antiquities in the United Kingdom. Assembled mainly through bequests and gifts, it is a stunning exhibition of connoisseurship. This splendidly illustrated book presents sixty-four images of the finest examples of Greek, Etruscan, Cypriot, and Roman art dating from the Bronze Age to the late Roman Period, and ranging from the monumental to the decorative. The concise text provides an introduction to the art, technology, and history for the layman, as well as new insights for the expert. Many of the objects are published here for the first time. Greek and Roman Art was given a commendation in the Best Museum Publication category awarded by the Museums Association, Gulbenkian Awards for Museums and Galleries 1998.

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Genre: Art
Author: Fitzwilliam Museum
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Release: 1998-05-28
File: 136 Pages
ISBN-13: 0521625572

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An absorbing introduction to Roman art and architecture Roman Art, 6/e helps students gain an understanding of the development of Roman art and architecture across the entire Roman empire. This title deals comprehensively with the architecture, sculpture, painting, mosaics, and the decorative arts of the Romans placing them in their proper historical context. Readers will examine these artworks in the context of the history, religion, and politics of each era, building a fuller picture of how the arts relate to what else is going on in the Roman Republic and Empire. This title is ideal for readers who are studying Roman art for the first time. It assumes no prior acquaintance with the classical world, and explains the necessary linguistic, historical, religious, social, and political background needed to fully understand Roman art. MySearchLab is a part of the Ramage / Ramage program. Research and writing tools, including access to academic journals, help students explore Roman Art in even greater depth. To provide students with flexibility, students can download the eText to a tablet using the free Pearson eText app. 0205998380 / 9780205998388 Roman Art Plus MySearchLab with Pearson eText -- Access Card Package Package consists of: 0205239927 / 9780205239924 MySearchLab with Pearson eText -- Valuepack Access Card 0205988954 / 9780205988952 Roman Art

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Genre: Art
Author: Nancy H. Ramage
Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed
Release: 2014-02-04
File: 384 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780205989591

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This book, first published in 2004, develops a theoretical concept for understanding the Roman art of images.

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Genre: Architecture
Author: Tonio Hölscher
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Release: 2004-11-18
File: 151 Pages
ISBN-13: 0521665698

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First published in 1976, this standard work on the subject traces the development of Roman art from its beginings to the end of the fourth century AD, embracing the monuments of the Republic and then of the later Roman empire, demonstrating how all the arts of a given period combine to mirror its social, cultural, and idealogical character. This new edition includes an emended text with full notes and references, and an updated bibliography.

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Genre: Art
Author: Donald Emrys Strong
Publisher: Yale University Press
Release: 1995
File: 406 Pages
ISBN-13: 0300052936

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An indispensable guide to the creative output of the Roman empire. In this companion volume to Gisela Richter's Handbook of Greek Art, the subject of Roman art is treated by a team of 11 experts. Extending in time from Early Rome to Late Antiquity, and including the provinces as well as Rome and Italy, the book covers a vast scope, ranging from architecture and painting to jewellery, coins and inscriptions. Richly illustrated and with detailed notes and bibliography, this survey is a comprehensive text for all students of Roman art and civilization.

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Genre: Art
Author: Martin Henig
Publisher: Phaidon Press
Release: 1994-01-01
File: 288 Pages
ISBN-13: 0714823015

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