Roman Art
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Publisher : Getty Publications
Release Date : 2012-01-10
ISBN 10 : 1606061011
Pages : 214 pages
Rating : 4/5 from 21 reviews
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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

Roman Art

by Paul Zanker

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

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A Companion to Roman Art

by Barbara E. Borg

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

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Roman Art

by Susan Walker

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

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A History of Roman Art

by Steven L. Tuck

A History of Roman Art provides a wide-ranging survey of the subject from the founding of Rome to the rule of Rome's first Christian emperor, Constantine. Incorporating the most up-to-date information available on the topic, this new textbook explores the creation, use, and meaning of art in the Roman world. Extensively illustrated with 375 color photographs and line drawings Broadly defines Roman art to include the various cultures that contributed to the Roman system Focuses throughout on the overarching themes of

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The Oxford Handbook of Greek and Roman Art and Architecture

by Clemente Marconi

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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Greek and Roman Art

by Fitzwilliam Museum,Eleni Vassilika

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,

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The Language of Images in Roman Art

by Tonio Hölscher

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

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Roman Art from the Louvre

by Cécile Giroire,Daniel Roger

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

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Roman Art

by Nancy H. Ramage,Andrew Ramage

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

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Roman Art

by Donald Emrys Strong,Jocelyn M. C. Toynbee,Roger Ling

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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Roman Art

by Eve D'Ambra

In this refreshing reappraisal of the art and architecture of ancient Rome, Eve D'Ambra focuses on the personal, social and cultural identity of its subjects. The acquisition of art, whether the purchase of copies of Greek statuary, the construction of a sumptuous villa or the commissioning of a portrait head, played a crucial role in Roman society in which displays of wealth and culture were necessary to gain and maintain power. The question of identity is key to understanding the

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Roman Art and Archaeology

by Mark Fullerton

This new survey makes sense of Roman art by placing works in their full historical context--showing students not only how but also why art was used in Roman society and politics (such as wealthy Romans sponsoring public projects to promote themselves). The book breaks new ground by devoting chapters to art from the provinces, rather than focusing solely on Rome itself. Mark Fullerton provides the most in-depth look at Roman art from across the empire, connecting Roman art to the

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Roman Art

by N.A

A complete introduction to the rich cultural legacy of Rome through the study of Roman art ... It includes a discussion of the relevance of Rome to the modern world, a short historical overview, and descriptions of forty-five works of art in the Roman collection organized in three thematic sections: Power and Authority in Roman Portraiture; Myth, Religion, and the Afterlife; and Daily Life in Ancient Rome. This resource also provides lesson plans and classroom activities."--Publisher website.

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The Freedman in Roman Art and Art History

by Lauren Hackworth Petersen

From monumental tombs and domestic decoration, to acts of benefaction and portraits of ancestors, Roman freed slaves, or freedmen, were prodigious patrons of art and architecture. Traditionally, however, the history of Roman art has been told primarily through the monumental remains of the emperors and ancient writers who worked in their circles. In this study, Lauren Petersen critically investigates the notion of 'freedman art' in scholarship, dependent as it is on elite-authored texts that are filled with hyperbole and stereotypes

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Roman Art in the Private Sphere

by Elaine K. Gazda,Anne E. Haeckl

"This is a stimulating book and should be compulsory reading for all students of Roman art." ---Classical Review "For all the authors, attention to the ensemble, a sense of the relation between the formal and the iconographic, and the desire to historicize their material contribute to making this anthology unusual in its rigorous and creative attention to the way that art and architecture participate in the construction of the image of the Roman elite." ---Art Bulletin Roman Art in the

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Gender and Body Language in Roman Art

by Glenys Davies

Analysis of the body language of statues of men and women as an indicator of gender relations in Roman society.

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Roman Art in Context

by Eve D'Ambra

This collection of scholarly, yet accessible articles focuses on themes encountered in the study of Roman art and architecture. It covers the forms and meanings of imperial propaganda, the role of art and architecture in conferring or enhancing status, the commemoration of ruler and citizen in portraiture and funerary art, the interpretation of mythological subjects, and the significance of sculptural displays in architectural settings. For Roman art historians and artists.

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Roman Artists  Patrons  and Public Consumption

by Brenda Longfellow

A fascinating shift toward more nuanced interpretations of Roman art that look at different kinds of social knowledge and local contexts

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Greek Myths in Roman Art and Culture

by Zahra Newby

A new reading of the portrayal of Greek myths in Roman art, revealing important shifts in Roman values and identities.

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Christian Responses to Roman Art and Architecture

by Laura Salah Nasrallah

Laura Nasrallah argues that early Christian literature is best understood when read alongside the archaeological remains of Roman antiquity.

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