Roman Art Book PDF

Roman Art

  • Author : Paul Zanker
  • Publisher : Getty Publications
  • Release Date : 2010
  • Genre : Art
  • Pages : 205
  • ISBN : 9781606060308

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Roman Art Book Description :

The evolution of Roman imagery is placed in the political and social context of Republican Rome and the Empire in this groundbreaking study.

Roman Art Book PDF

Roman Art

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

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Roman Art Book Description :

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

A Companion to Roman Art Book PDF

A Companion to Roman Art

  • Author : Barbara E. Borg
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2015-12-21
  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 664
  • ISBN : 9781405192880

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A Companion to Roman Art Book Description :

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

Roman Art Book PDF

Roman Art

  • Author : Susan Walker
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release Date : 1991
  • Genre : Art
  • Pages : 72
  • ISBN : 067477759X

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Roman Art Book Description :

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.

A History of Roman Art Book PDF

A History of Roman Art

  • Author : Steven L. Tuck
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2015-01-27
  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 408
  • ISBN : 9781444330267

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A History of Roman Art Book Description :

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 Rome's cultural inclusiveness and art's important role in promoting Roman values Discusses a wide range of Roman painting, mosaic, sculpture, and decorative arts, as well as architecture and associated sculptures within the cultural contexts they were created and developed Offers helpful and instructive pedagogical features for students, such as timelines; key terms defined in margins; a glossary; sidebars with key lessons and explanatory material on artistic technique, stories, and ancient authors; textboxes on art and literature, art from the provinces, and important scholarly perspectives; and primary sources in translation A book companion website is available at www.wiley.com/go/romanart with the following resources: PowerPoint slides, glossary, and timeline Steven Tuck is the 2014 recipient of the American Archaeological Association's Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award.

Roman Art in the Private Sphere Book PDF

Roman Art in the Private Sphere

  • Author : Elaine K. Gazda
  • Publisher : University of Michigan Press
  • Release Date : 1994
  • Genre : Art
  • Pages : 156
  • ISBN : 0472083147

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Roman Art in the Private Sphere Book Description :

"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 Private Sphere presents an impressive case for the social and art historical importance of the paintings, mosaics, and sculptures that filled the private houses of the Roman elite. The six essays in this volume range from the first century B.C.E. to the fourth century C.E., and from the Italian peninsula to the Eastern Empire and North African provinces. The essays treat works of art that belonged to every major Roman housing type: the single-family atrium houses and the insula apartment blocks in Italian cities, the dramatically sited villas of the Campanian coast and countryside, and the palatial mansions of late antique provincial aristocrats. In a complementary fashion the essays consider domestic art in relation to questions of decorum, status, wealth, social privilege, and obligation. Patrons emerge as actively interested in the character of their surroundings; artists appear as responsive to the desire of their patrons. The evidence in private art of homosexual conduct in high society is also set forth. Originality of subject matter, sophisticated appreciation of stylistic and compositional nuance, and philosophical perceptions of the relationship of humanity and nature are among the themes that the essays explore. Together they demonstrate that Roman domestic art must be viewed on its own terms. Elaine K. Gazda is Professor of the History of Art and Curator of Hellenistic and Roman Antiquities at the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology, University of Michigan.

St  Catherine of Alexandria in Renaissance Roman Art Book PDF

St Catherine of Alexandria in Renaissance Roman Art

  • Author : Cynthia Stollhans
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2017-07-05
  • Genre : Art
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN : 9781351547901

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St Catherine of Alexandria in Renaissance Roman Art Book Description :

How and why did a medieval female saint from the Eastern Mediterranean come to be such a powerful symbol in early modern Rome? This study provides an overview of the development of the cult of Catherine of Alexandria in Renaissance Rome, exploring in particular how a saint's cult could be variously imaged and 'reinvented' to suit different eras and patronal interests. Cynthia Stollhans traces the evolution of the saint's imagery through the lens of patrons and their interests-with special focus on the importance of Catherine's image in the fashioning of her Roman identity-to show how her imagery served the religious, political, and/or social agendas of individual patrons and religious orders.

The Freedman in Roman Art and Art History Book PDF

The Freedman in Roman Art and Art History

  • Author : Lauren Hackworth Petersen
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2006-07-31
  • Genre : Art
  • Pages : 294
  • ISBN : 9780521858892

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The Freedman in Roman Art and Art History Book Description :

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 of freedmen, such as the memorable fictional character Trimalchio, a boorish ex-slave in Petronius' Satyricon. She emphasizes integrated visual ensembles within defined historical and social contexts and aims to show how material culture can reflect preoccupations that were prevalent throughout Roman society. Interdisciplinary in scope, this book explores the many ways that monuments and artistic commissions by freedmen spoke to a much more complex reality than that presented in literature.

Roman Art Book PDF

Roman Art

  • Author : Cornelius Clarkson Vermeule
  • Publisher : Museum of Fine Arts Boston
  • Release Date : 1978
  • Genre : Architecture
  • Pages : 422
  • ISBN : UOM:39015015806477

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Commentaries on Roman Art Book PDF

Commentaries on Roman Art

  • Author : Richard Brilliant
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1994
  • Genre : Art
  • Pages : 438
  • ISBN : UOM:39015037842476

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Commentaries on Roman Art Book Description :

This reprint of Richard Brilliant's papers document the development of his ideas concerning Roman art and its links with Greek art. Divided into three sections, the papers discuss portraiture, the methods by which Roman artists adapted earlier models and the symbolic structures and characteristics of Roman art.

Greek  Etruscan    Roman Art Book PDF

Greek Etruscan Roman Art

  • Author : Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1963
  • Genre : Art, Etruscan
  • Pages : 290
  • ISBN : UCSC:32106001406179

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Greek  Etruscan   Roman Art Book PDF

Greek Etruscan Roman Art

  • Author : Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1972
  • Genre : Art, Etruscan
  • Pages : 290
  • ISBN : UOM:39015049704763

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Notes on Greek and Roman Art Book PDF

Notes on Greek and Roman Art

  • Author : Arthur Dale Trendall
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1969
  • Genre : Art, Classical
  • Pages : 86
  • ISBN : STANFORD:36105039117242

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The Roman Empire Book PDF

The Roman Empire

  • Author : Colin Michael Wells
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release Date : 1995
  • Genre : History
  • Pages : 366
  • ISBN : 0674777700

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The Roman Empire Book Description :

Offers a history of the Roman Empire from 44 B.C. to A.D. 235.

Roman Art Book PDF

Roman Art

  • Author : Donald Emrys Strong
  • Publisher : Puffin Books
  • Release Date : 1976
  • Genre : Art, Roman
  • Pages : 197
  • ISBN : MINN:31951001167295I

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Facing the Gods Book PDF

Facing the Gods

  • Author : Verity Platt
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2011-07-28
  • Genre : History
  • Pages : 482
  • ISBN : 9780521861717

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Facing the Gods Book Description :

Explores divine manifestations and their representations not only in art, but also in literature, histories and inscriptions. The cultural analysis of epiphany is set within a historical framework that examines its development from the archaic period through the Hellenistic world and into the Roman Empire.

Art and Rhetoric in Roman Culture Book PDF

Art and Rhetoric in Roman Culture

  • Author : Jaś Elsner
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2014-10-02
  • Genre : Art
  • Pages : 231
  • ISBN : 9781139991735

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Art and Rhetoric in Roman Culture Book Description :

Rhetoric was fundamental to education and to cultural aspiration in the Greek and Roman worlds. It was one of the key aspects of antiquity that slipped under the line between the ancient world and Christianity erected by the early Church in late antiquity. Ancient rhetorical theory is obsessed with examples and discussions drawn from visual material. This book mines this rich seam of theoretical analysis from within Roman culture to present an internalist model for some aspects of how the Romans understood, made and appreciated their art. The understanding of public monuments like the Arch of Titus or Trajan's Column or of imperial statuary, domestic wall painting, funerary altars and sarcophagi, as well as of intimate items like children's dolls, is greatly enriched by being placed in relevant rhetorical contexts created by the Roman world.

The Ancient Art of Emulation Book PDF

The Ancient Art of Emulation

  • Author : Elaine K. Gazda
  • Publisher : University of Michigan Press
  • Release Date : 2002
  • Genre : Art
  • Pages : 300
  • ISBN : 0472111892

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The Ancient Art of Emulation Book Description :

Are copies of Greek and Roman masterpieces as important as the originals they imitate?

Roman Art Book PDF

Roman Art

  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Genre : Architecture, Roman
  • Pages : 210
  • ISBN : 9781588392220

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Roman Art Book Description :

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.

Art in the Hellenistic Age Book PDF

Art in the Hellenistic Age

  • Author : Jerome Jordan Pollitt
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 1986-06-12
  • Genre : Art
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 0521276721

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Art in the Hellenistic Age Book Description :

This 1986 book is an interpretative history of Greek art during the Hellenistic period.