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Roman Art

Roman Art

by Paul Zanker

  • Publisher : Getty Publications
  • Release : 2012-01-10
  • Pages : 214
  • ISBN : 1606061011
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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

A Companion to Roman Art

A Companion to Roman Art

by Barbara E. Borg

  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 2019-11-04
  • Pages : 664
  • ISBN : 1119077893
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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

Roman Art

Roman Art

by Susan Walker

  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release : 1991
  • Pages : 72
  • ISBN : 9780674777590
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

A History of Roman Art

A History of Roman Art

by Steven L. Tuck

  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 2015-01-27
  • Pages : 408
  • ISBN : 1444330268
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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 Oxford Handbook of Greek and Roman Art and Architecture

The Oxford Handbook of Greek and Roman Art and Architecture

by Clemente Marconi

  • Publisher : Oxford Handbooks
  • Release : 2015
  • Pages : 710
  • ISBN : 0199783306
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

Greek and Roman Art

Greek and Roman Art

by Fitzwilliam Museum,Eleni Vassilika

  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 1998-05-28
  • Pages : 136
  • ISBN : 9780521625579
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

Roman Art from the Louvre

Roman Art from the Louvre

by Cécile Giroire,Daniel Roger

  • Publisher : Hudson Hills
  • Release : 2007
  • Pages : 280
  • ISBN : 9781555952839
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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

Roman Art

Roman Art

by Nancy H. Ramage,Andrew Ramage

  • Publisher : Pearson Higher Ed
  • Release : 2014-02-04
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 0205989594
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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

The Language of Images in Roman Art

The Language of Images in Roman Art

by Tonio Hölscher

  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 2004-11-18
  • Pages : 151
  • ISBN : 9780521665698
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book, first published in 2004, develops a theoretical concept for understanding the Roman art of images.

Roman Art

Roman Art

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

  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release : 1995
  • Pages : 406
  • ISBN : 9780300052930
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

Roman Art

Roman Art

by Eve D'Ambra

  • Publisher :
  • Release : 1998
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN : 9780521644631
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

Roman Art and Archaeology

Roman Art and Archaeology

by Mark Fullerton

  • Publisher :
  • Release : 2019-12
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9780500294079
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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 Mediterranean and the wider world.

Roman Art

Roman Art
A Resource for Educators

by N.A

  • Publisher : Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Release : 2007
  • Pages : 210
  • ISBN : 1588392228
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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 Freedman in Roman Art and Art History

The Freedman in Roman Art and Art History

by Lauren Hackworth Petersen

  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 2011-09-19
  • Pages : 312
  • ISBN : 1107603595
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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 in Context

Roman Art in Context
An Anthology

by Eve D'Ambra

  • Publisher : Pearson College Division
  • Release : 1993
  • Pages : 247
  • ISBN :
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

Roman Art in the Private Sphere

Roman Art in the Private Sphere
New Perspectives on the Architecture and Decor of the Domus, Villa, and Insula

by Elaine K. Gazda,Anne E. Haeckl

  • Publisher : University of Michigan Press
  • Release : 1994
  • Pages : 156
  • ISBN : 9780472083145
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"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.

Gender and Body Language in Roman Art

Gender and Body Language in Roman Art

by Glenys Davies

  • Publisher :
  • Release : 2018-05-31
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN : 0521842735
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Analysis of the body language of statues of men and women as an indicator of gender relations in Roman society.

Roman Artists, Patrons, and Public Consumption

Roman Artists, Patrons, and Public Consumption
Familiar Works Reconsidered

by Brenda Longfellow

  • Publisher : University of Michigan Press
  • Release : 2017-12-12
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 047213065X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A fascinating shift toward more nuanced interpretations of Roman art that look at different kinds of social knowledge and local contexts

Greek Myths in Roman Art and Culture

Greek Myths in Roman Art and Culture
Imagery, Values and Identity in Italy, 50 BC–AD 250

by Zahra Newby

  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 2016-08-31
  • Pages : 392
  • ISBN : 1107072247
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A new reading of the portrayal of Greek myths in Roman art, revealing important shifts in Roman values and identities.

Christian Responses to Roman Art and Architecture

Christian Responses to Roman Art and Architecture
The Second-Century Church Amid the Spaces of Empire

by Laura Salah Nasrallah

  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 2010-01-25
  • Pages : 334
  • ISBN : 0521766524
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Laura Nasrallah argues that early Christian literature is best understood when read alongside the archaeological remains of Roman antiquity.