Etruscan Art (World of Art)


This book focuses on the art and artistic development of ancient Etruria for its own sake, and uses it to examine more general historical themes up to the final 'Romanization' of Etruria.
Read More Show Less
... See more details below
$14.61 price
(Save 26%)$19.95 List Price
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (22) from $5.26   
  • New (10) from $9.49   
  • Used (12) from $5.26   
Sending request ...


This book focuses on the art and artistic development of ancient Etruria for its own sake, and uses it to examine more general historical themes up to the final 'Romanization' of Etruria.
Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

The Etruscans dominated Central Italy for 800 years, until their civilization was eclipsed and absorbed by the power of Rome in the fourth and third centuries BC. This is the first critical survey of their tombs, jewelry and sculpture, metalwork, and painted vases for more than 20 years, bringing the Etruscan world to life in light of recent discoveries and scholarship. Contains 186 photos, 37 in color. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780500203040
  • Publisher: Thames & Hudson
  • Publication date: 11/28/1997
  • Series: World of Art Series
  • Pages: 216
  • Sales rank: 634,550
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Nigel Jonathan Spivey is Lecturer in Classics at the University of Cambridge. His many publications include Etruscan Art, Enduring Creation and the prize-winning Understanding Greek Sculpture.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Map 6
Introduction: Etruria and the Limits of Demystification 7
Ch. 1 The Emergence of Etruscan Culture 25
Ch. 2 Etruria and the Orient 40
Ch. 3 Etruria Hellenized 53
Ch. 4 The Etruscan Cities as Centres of Art 81
Ch. 5 From Etruscan Rome to Roman Etruria 149
Ch. 6 The Etruscan Legacy 183
Timeline 200
Chronology 201
Bibliography and Sources 203
List of Illustrations 207
Index 213
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star


4 Star


3 Star


2 Star


1 Star


Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation


  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)