The Art of Roman Britain

The Art of Roman Britain

by Martin Henig
     
 

With the help of over 100 illustrations, many of them little known, Martin Henig shows that the art produced in Britanniaparticularly in the golden age of Late Antiquityrivals that of other provinces and deserves comparison with the art of metropolitan Rome. The originality and breadth of Henig's study is shown by its systematic coverage, embracing both the major

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With the help of over 100 illustrations, many of them little known, Martin Henig shows that the art produced in Britanniaparticularly in the golden age of Late Antiquityrivals that of other provinces and deserves comparison with the art of metropolitan Rome. The originality and breadth of Henig's study is shown by its systematic coverage, embracing both the major artsstone and bronze statuary, wall-painting and mosaicsand such applied arts as jewelery-making, silversmithing, furniture design, figure pottery, figurines and appliques. The author explains how the various workshops were organized, the part played by patronage and the changes that occurred in the fourth century.

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Argues that the art produced in Britannia, particularly in the golden age of Late Antiquity, rivals that of other provinces and deserves comparison with the art of metropolitan Rome. Encompasses both the major arts, such as stone and bronze statuary, wall-painting, and mosaics, as well as applied arts such as jewelry, silversmithing, furniture design, pottery, and figurines. Looks at organization of workshops, the part played by patronage, and changes occurring in the fourth century. Includes b&w and color photos and a glossary. First published in 1995. Distributed by Routledge. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780472106813
Publisher:
University of Michigan Press
Publication date:
05/28/1995
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
7.68(w) x 10.05(h) x 1.05(d)

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