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The Book Roman Art
The Author Paul Zanker
The Publisher Getty Publications
Release Date2012-01-10
Genre Art
Pages 214
ISBN 9781606061015
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: 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


The Book Roman Art
The Author Susan Walker
The Publisher Harvard University Press
Release Date1991
Genre Art
Pages 72
ISBN 067477759X
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: 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.


The Book Roman Art
The Author
The Publisher Metropolitan Museum of Art
Release Date2007
Genre Architecture, Roman
Pages 210
ISBN 9781588392220
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: 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.


The Book The Oxford Handbook of Greek and Roman Art and Architecture
The Author Clemente Marconi
The Publisher Oxford Handbooks
Release Date2015
Genre Art
Pages 710
ISBN 9780199783304
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: 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.


The Book A Companion to Roman Art
The Author Barbara E. Borg
The Publisher John Wiley & Sons
Release Date2015-09-09
Genre Literary Criticism
Pages 664
ISBN 9781118886045
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: 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


The Book A History of Roman Art
The Author Fred S. Kleiner
The Publisher Cengage Learning
Release Date2016-10-12
Genre Art
Pages 50
ISBN 9781305885127
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Winner of the prestigious TAA Textbook Excellence Award, A HISTORY OF ROMAN ART has been updated to reflect scholarship advances of the past decade, and dramatically expands the lavish photographic documentation of the first edition with more than 400 new color photographs in the text. A HISTORY OF ROMAN ART surveys the art of Rome and its empire from the time of Romulus to the death of Constantine presented in its historical, political, and social context. Divided into four parts (Italy before and during the Republic; and the Early, High, and Late Empires), each of the 21 chapters combines a discussion of general issues and individual monuments with a series of boxed essays on architectural terminology; materials and techniques; religion and mythology; the cultural context of works of art; the role of patrons; and the problems that ancient artists and architects faced and how they solved them. Special chapters are devoted to Pompeii and Herculaneum and funerary and provincial art in all media. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.


The Book The Language of Images in Roman Art
The Author Tonio Hölscher
The Publisher Cambridge University Press
Release Date2004-11-18
Genre Architecture
Pages 151
ISBN 0521665698
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: This book, first published in 2004, develops a theory for the understanding of Roman pictorial art. By treating Roman art as a semantic system it establishes a connection between artistic forms and the ideological messages contained within. The history of Roman art traditionally followed the model of a sequence of stylistic phases affecting the works of their era in the manner of a uniform Zeitgeist. By contrast, the author shows different stylistic forms being used for different themes and messages. The reception of Greek models, a key phenomenon of Roman art, thus appear in a new light. The formulations of specific messages are established from Greek art types of different eras serving to express Roman ideological values: classical forms for the grandeur of the state, Hellenistic forms for the struggling effort of warfare. In this way a conceptual and comprehensible pictorial language arose, uniting the multicultural population of the Roman state.


The Book Roman Art from the Louvre
The Author Cécile Giroire
The Publisher Hudson Hills
Release Date2007
Genre Art
Pages 280
ISBN 1555952836
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Published to accompany a travelling exhibition organised by the American Federation of Arts and the Musee du Louvre, this publication features an extraordinary selection of these works dating from the first century B.C. to the early fourth century A.D.fr


The Book Roman Art
The Author Michael Siebler
The Publisher Taschen America Llc
Release Date2007-10-01
Genre Art
Pages 95
ISBN PSU:000065255018
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book Roman art from the Republic to Constantine
The Author Richard Brilliant
The Publisher
Release Date1974
Genre Art
Pages 288
ISBN UCSC:32106014950197
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book A History of Roman Art
The Author Steven L. Tuck
The Publisher John Wiley & Sons
Release Date2015-01-27
Genre Art
Pages 408
ISBN 9781444330267
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: 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.


The Book The Moral Mirror of Roman Art
The Author Rabun Taylor
The Publisher Cambridge University Press
Release Date2008-05-12
Genre Art
Pages 274
ISBN 9780521866125
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: This book explores the meanings of mirrors and reflections in Roman art and society.


The Book Greek and Roman Art
The Author Eleni Vassilika
The Publisher Cambridge University Press
Release Date1998-05-28
Genre Art
Pages 136
ISBN 0521625572
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Greek and Roman art in the Fitzwilliam Museum.


The Book The Freedman in Roman Art and Art History
The Author Lauren Hackworth Petersen
The Publisher Cambridge University Press
Release Date2011-09-19
Genre Art
Pages 312
ISBN 9781107603592
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: 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.


The Book Roman art in context
The Author Eve D'Ambra
The Publisher Pearson College Division
Release Date1993
Genre Art
Pages 247
ISBN 0137818084
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: 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.


The Book Roman Art in the Private Sphere
The Author Elaine K. Gazda
The Publisher University of Michigan Press
Release Date1994
Genre Art
Pages 156
ISBN 0472083147
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: "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.


The Book A Handbook of Roman Art
The Author Martin Henig
The Publisher
Release Date1983-01-01
Genre Art
Pages 288
ISBN STANFORD:36105003279002
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Examines the architecture, sculpture, murals, mosaics, jewelry, coins, pottery and glass produced in ancient Rome


The Book Commentaries on Roman Art
The Author Richard Brilliant
The Publisher
Release Date1994
Genre Art
Pages 438
ISBN UOM:39015037842476
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: 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. Subjects include Jewish symbolism, the use of Greek mythology and the place of Africa in the art of Greece and Rome.


The Book Roman Art
The Author Eve D'Ambra
The Publisher
Release Date1998
Genre Art
Pages 176
ISBN 0521644631
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: 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 nature of the Roman empire, which seemed infinitely expandable at its peak, welcomed foreigners to become Romans, freed slaves to citizen status and allowed social mobility within a strictly hierarchical social order. D'Ambra discusses patronage on different social levels, from that of the emperor and his court to those of shopkeepers and of artisans, in diverse regions of the empire and in distinct ethnic groups. She compares the imagery of the state and of military victory with the humblest funerary reliefs. Many provincial artworks were based on imperial models, but others were created in resistance to prevailing imperial standards. D'Ambra draws on a range of sculpture, wall paintings, decorative arts, coins and architecture, from Italy to the edges of the empire, evoking the traditionalism and the adaptability of Roman art. She also looks ahead to the art and architecture of the fourth century AD, which despite the emergence of Christianity as the dominant religion continued to be influenced by Roman styles and themes. Eve D'Ambra is Associate Professor in the Department of Art at Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, New York. She has taught and published widely in the field of Roman art and society.


The Book Greek Myths in Roman Art and Culture
The Author Zahra Newby
The Publisher Cambridge University Press
Release Date2016-08-31
Genre Art
Pages 392
ISBN 9781107072244
Language English, Spanish, And French

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