Classical Art

From Greece to Rome

Author: John Henderson

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780192842374

Category: Art

Page: 298

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'The book is part of a series of introductory studies intended to bring the latest developments in art history to students and general readers. But it offers something new to the specialist reader too [...] the quantity of illustrations is impressive for such a slim and inexpensive book ...Classical Art is illuminating, playful, provocative, and often (literally) iconoclastic' -Times Higher Education Supplement

The Oxford History of Classical Art

Author: John Boardman

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: 406

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Provides an overview of Greek and Roman art from the 8th century B.C. to the late Roman Empire, examining the different styles, artists, and patrons for each period.

Imperial Rome and Christian Triumph

The Art of the Roman Empire AD 100-450

Author: Jaś Elsner

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780192842015

Category: Art

Page: 297

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Western culture saw some of the most significant and innovative developments take place during the passage from antiquity to the middle ages. This stimulating new book investigates the role of the visual arts as both reflections and agents of those changes. It tackles two inter-related periods of internal transformation within the Roman Empire: the phenomenon known as the 'Second Sophistic' (c. ad 100300)two centuries of self-conscious and enthusiastic hellenism, and the era of late antiquity (c. ad 250450) when the empire underwent a religious conversion to Christianity. Vases, murals, statues, and masonry are explored in relation to such issues as power, death, society, acculturation, and religion. By examining questions of reception, viewing, and the culture of spectacle alongside the more traditional art-historical themes of imperial patronage and stylistic change, Jas Elsner presents a fresh and challenging account of an extraordinarily rich cultural crucible in which many fundamental developments of later European art had their origins. 'a highly individual work . . . wonderful visual and comparative analysis . . . I can think of no other general book on Roman art that deals so elegantly and informatively with the theme of visuality and visual desire.' Professor Natalie Boymel Kampen, Barnard College, New York 'exciting and original . . . a vibrant impression of creative energy and innovation held in constant tension by the persistence of more traditional motifs and techniques. Elsner constantly surprises and intrigues the reader by approaching familiar material in new ways.' Professor Averil Cameron, Keble College, Oxford

Classical Art and the Cultures of Greece and Rome

Author: John Onians

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300075335

Category: Art

Page: 306

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An inquiry into the foundations of European culture. The account ranges from the Greek Dark Ages to the Christianisation of Rome, revealing how the experience of a constantly changing physical environment influenced the inhabitants of Ancient Greece and Rome.

The Oxford History of Greece and the Hellenistic World

Author: John Boardman,Jasper Griffin,Oswyn Murray

Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks

ISBN: 9780192801371

Category: History

Page: 520

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'From reviews of The Oxford History of the Classical World: the book is truly excellent the standard of the contributions is extraordinarily high ' -Observer' this book has no equal and would be difficult to better ' -Books and Bookmen

The Oxford Handbook of Greek and Roman Art and Architecture

Author: Clemente Marconi

Publisher: Oxford Handbooks

ISBN: 0199783306

Category: Art

Page: 710

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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.

Archaic and Classical Greek Art

Author: Robin Osborne

Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks

ISBN: 9780192842022

Category: Art

Page: 270

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Explores the art of ancient Greece and its relationship to the world in which it was produced.

Northern Renaissance Art

Author: Susie Nash

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0192842692

Category: Art

Page: 354

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The history of northern Renaissance art, from the late 14th to the early 16th century, drawing on a rich range of sources to show how northern European art dominated the visual culture of Europe in this formative period

Aegean Art and Architecture

Author: Donald Preziosi,Louise Hitchcock

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780192842084

Category: Architecture

Page: 252

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A general introduction to the art and architecture of Greece, the Cycladic islands and Crete, from c.3300 - 1000 BC. The authors have been highly selective in their choice of sites and objects, providing key examples which illustrate the clearly written text. They emphasize the importance of context and the complexities of meaning and function of objects within different environments and situations, and through time. A book geared more to the interested reader and students embarking on Aegean courses, than serious scholars who will already be familiar with the content.

Roman Art

Author: Paul Zanker

Publisher: Getty Publications

ISBN: 1606061011

Category: Art

Page: 214

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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

Beauty and Art

1750-2000

Author: Elizabeth Prettejohn

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191516511

Category: Art

Page: 224

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What do we mean when we call a work of art `beautiful`? How have artists responded to changing notions of the beautiful? Which works of art have been called beautiful, and why? Fundamental and intriguing questions to artists and art lovers, but ones that are all too often ignored in discussions of art today. Prettejohn argues that we simply cannot afford to ignore these questions. Charting over two hundred years of western art, she illuminates the vital relationship between our changing notions of beauty and specific works of art, from the works of Kauffman to Whistler, Ingres to Rossetti, Cézanne to Jackson Pollock, and concludes with a challenging question for the future: why should we care about beauty in the twenty-first century?

Early Medieval Art

Author: Lawrence Nees

Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks

ISBN: 9780192842435

Category: Art

Page: 272

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Lawrence Nees explores issues of artist patronage, craftsmanship, holy men and women, monasteries, secular courts, and the expressive and educational roles of artistic creation, in this detailed and up-to-date study of the artworks of the medieval age. Early Christian art within the late Roman tradition, and the arts of the newly established kingdoms of northern Europe, are presented by Nees not as opposites, but as different aspects of a larger historical situation. This approach reveals the onset of an exciting new visual relationship between the church and the populace throughout medieval Europe.

The Oxford History of Western Art

Author: Martin Kemp

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0198600127

Category: Art

Page: 564

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Positions works of art in illustration groups to create a visual environment and historical context to enhance understanding and appreciation.

The British Museum Book of Greek and Roman Art

Author: Lucilla Burn

Publisher: British Museum Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: 223

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This introduction to Greek and Roman art begins with the Greek Bronze Age and continues through the Geometric, Classical and Hellenistic periods and the Etruscans of pre-Roman Italy, to the Romans themselves, whose influence extended across the Mediterranean.

A History of Roman Art

Author: Steven L. Tuck

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444330268

Category: Art

Page: 408

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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.

Art in Europe, 1700-1830

A History of the Visual Arts in an Era of Unprecedented Urban Economic Growth

Author: Matthew Craske

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780192842060

Category: Art

Page: 320

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Discusses eighteenth and nineteenth century European art

Classical Archaeology

Author: Susan E. Alcock,Robin Osborne

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111825516X

Category: Social Science

Page: 488

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The fully revised second edition of this successful volume includes updates on the latest archaeological research in all chapters, and two new essays on Greek and Roman art. It retains its unique, paired essay format, as well as key contributions from leading archaeologists and historians of the classical world. Second edition is updated and revised throughout, showcasing the latest research and fresh theoretical approaches in classical archaeology Includes brand new essays on ancient Greek and Roman art in a modern context Designed to encourage critical thinking about the interpretation of ancient material culture and the role of modern perceptions in shaping the study of art and archaeology Features paired essays – one covering the Greek world, the other, the Roman – to stimulate a dialogue not only between the two ancient cultures, but between scholars from different historiographic and methodological traditions Includes maps, chronologies, diagrams, photographs, and short editorial introductions to each chapter

Greece and Rome at the Crystal Palace

Classical Sculpture and Modern Britain, 1854-1936

Author: Kate Nichols

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199596468

Category: Art

Page: 328

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This volume uncovers the social, political, and aesthetic role of ancient Greek and Roman sculpture in modern Britain following the removal of the Crystal Palace to the South London borough of Sydenham after 1851, assessing how classical art figured in debates over design reform, taste, beauty and morality, race and imperialism.

The Oxford Handbook of Greek and Roman Comedy

Author: Michael Fontaine,Adele C. Scafuro

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199743541

Category: Drama

Page: 894

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The Oxford Handbook of Greek and Roman Comedy marks the first comprehensive introduction to and reference work for the unified study of ancient comedy. From its birth in Greece to its end in Rome, from its Hellenistic to its Imperial receptions, no topic is neglected. The 41 essays offer cutting-edge guides through comedy's immense terrain.