A History of Roman Art / Edition 1

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Overview

A HISTORY OF ROMAN ART is a new authoritative and 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. 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.

A History Of Roman Art is a new authoritative and 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. 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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780534638467
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 1/30/2006
  • Edition description: 1ST
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 360
  • Sales rank: 1,270,286
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Fred S. Kleiner (Ph.D., Columbia University) is the author or co-author of the 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th, and 14th editions of ART THROUGH THE AGES: A GLOBAL HISTORY, as well as the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd editions of ART THROUGH THE AGES: A CONCISE HISTORY, and more than a hundred publications on Greek and Roman art and architecture, including A HISTORY OF ROMAN ART, also published by Wadsworth. He has taught the art history survey course for more than three decades, first at the University of Virginia and, since 1978, at Boston University, where he is currently Professor of Art History and Archaeology and Chair of the Department of History of Art and Architecture. From 1985 to 1998, he was Editor-in-Chief of the American Journal of Archaeology. Long acclaimed for his inspiring lectures and dedication to students, Professor Kleiner won Boston University's Metcalf Award for Excellence in Teaching as well as the College Prize for Undergraduate Advising in the Humanities in 2002, and he is a two-time winner of the Distinguished Teaching Prize in the College of Arts and Sciences Honors Program. In 2007, he was elected Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London, and, in 2009, in recognition of lifetime achievement in publication and teaching, Fellow of the Text and Academic Authors Association.

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Table of Contents

Part I: MONARCHY AND REPUBLIC. 1. From Village to World Capital. 2. Republican Town Planning and Pompeii. 3. Republican Domestic Architecture and Mural Painting. 4. From Marcellus to Caesar. Part II: THE EARLY EMPIRE. 5. The Augustan Principate. 6. Preparing for the Afterlife during the Early Empire. 7. The Pax Augusta in the West. 8. The Julio-Claudian Dynasty. 9. Civil War, the Flavians, and Nerva. 10. Pompeii and Herculaneum in the First Century CE. Part III: THE HIGH EMPIRE. 11. Trajan, Optimus Princeps. 12. Hadrian the Philhellene. 13. The Antonines. 14. Ostia, Port and Mirror of Rome. 15. Burying the Dead. Part IV: THE LATE EMPIRE. 16. The Severan Dynasty. 17. Lepcis Magna and the Eastern Provinces. 18. The Soldier Emperors. 19. The Tetrarchy. 20. Constantine, Emperor and Christian Patron.

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