A History of Roman Art

A History of Roman Art
Author: Steven L. Tuck
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 408
Release: 2014-12-04
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 9781118885413

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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.

A Companion to Roman Art

A Companion to Roman Art
Author: Barbara E. Borg
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 672
Release: 2019-11-04
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 9781119077893

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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
Author: Nancy Lorraine Thompson,Philippe De Montebello,John Kent Lydecker,Carlos A. Picón
Publsiher: Metropolitan Museum of Art
Total Pages: 218
Release: 2007
Genre: Art, Roman
ISBN: 9781588392220

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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.

Roman Art

Roman Art
Author: Susan Walker
Publsiher: Harvard University Press
Total Pages: 76
Release: 1991
Genre: Art
ISBN: 067477759X

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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 Enhanced Edition

A History of Roman Art  Enhanced Edition
Author: Fred S. Kleiner
Publsiher: Cengage Learning
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2010-02-04
Genre: Education
ISBN: 0495909874

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A HISTORY OF ROMAN ART, ENHANCED EDITION is a lavishly-illustrated survey of the art of Rome and the Roman Empire from the time of Romulus to the death of Constantine, presented in its historical, political, and social context. This ENHANCED EDITION has added coverage on Etruscan art in the beginning of the text. All aspects of Roman art and architecture are treated, including private art and domestic architecture, the art of the Eastern and Western provinces, the art of freedmen, and the so-called minor arts, including cameos, silverware, and coins. The book is divided into four parts-Monarchy and Republic, Early Empire, High Empire, and Late Empire-and traces the development of Roman art from its beginnings in the 8th century BCE to the mid fourth century CE, with special chapters devoted to Pompeii and Herculaneum, Ostia, funerary and provincial art and architecture, and the earliest Christian art. The original edition of this text was warmly received in the market based on a high level of scholarship, comprehensive contents, and superb visuals. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Roman Art

Roman Art
Author: Paul Zanker
Publsiher: Getty Publications
Total Pages: 61
Release: 2012-01-10
Genre: Art
ISBN: 9781606061015

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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
Author: Barbara E. Borg
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 671
Release: 2015-12-21
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 9781405192880

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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
Author: Paul Zanker,Seán Hemingway,Christopher S. Lightfoot,Joan R. Mertens
Publsiher: Scala
Total Pages: 424
Release: 2020
Genre: Art
ISBN: 1785511831

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Roman copies and adaptations of Greek sculpture / Seán Hemingway -- The decoration of house and villa / Paul Zanker -- Luxury art / Christopher S. Lightfoot -- Shrines of the lares and offerings to other divinities / Paul Zanker -- Roman Egyptomania / Christopher S. Lightfoot -- Tombs and funerary monuments / Paul Zanker -- Imperial and private portraits / Paul Zanker -- Gladiatorial games, sports, and the military / Paul Zanker -- Architectural elements / Paul Zanker -- A selection of Roman works and their modern histories / Joan R. Mertens.