Author: Paul Zanker Genre: Art Publisher: Getty Publications ISBN: 9781606061015 Book Pages: 214 Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi
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
Author: Steven L. Tuck Genre: Literary Criticism Publisher: John Wiley & Sons ISBN: 9781444330267 Book Pages: 408 Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi
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.
Author: Barbara E. Borg Genre: Literary Criticism Publisher: John Wiley & Sons ISBN: 9781119077893 Book Pages: 664 Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi
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
Author: Susan Walker Genre: Art Publisher: Harvard University Press ISBN: 067477759X Book Pages: 72 Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi
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.
Author: Clemente Marconi Genre: Art Publisher: Oxford Handbooks ISBN: 9780199783304 Book Pages: 710 Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi
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.
Author: Fitzwilliam Museum Genre: Art Publisher: Cambridge University Press ISBN: 0521625572 Book Pages: 136 Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi
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.
Author: Donald Emrys Strong Genre: Art Publisher: Yale University Press ISBN: 0300052936 Book Pages: 406 Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi
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.
Author: Cécile Giroire Genre: Art Publisher: Hudson Hills ISBN: 1555952836 Book Pages: 280 Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi
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
Author: Martin Henig Genre: Art Publisher: Phaidon Press ISBN: 0714823015 Book Pages: 288 Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi
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.