Roman Art

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From the faces of emperors to mythological sarcophagi, from imperial propaganda to domestic wall-painting and the earliest Christian images, this New Survey offers an up-to-date, illustrated overview of the history of Roman art. Explaining the material in an accessible and even-handed way, the author seeks not only to introduce the art itself, but also to survey and evaluate the range of approaches adopted by scholars in the field. Organized around the loose categories of portraiture, public monuments, funerary ...

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Overview

From the faces of emperors to mythological sarcophagi, from imperial propaganda to domestic wall-painting and the earliest Christian images, this New Survey offers an up-to-date, illustrated overview of the history of Roman art. Explaining the material in an accessible and even-handed way, the author seeks not only to introduce the art itself, but also to survey and evaluate the range of approaches adopted by scholars in the field. Organized around the loose categories of portraiture, public monuments, funerary art, domestic art, and late antiquity, the discussion introduces representative monuments and problems in Roman art. It also serves as an accessible, critical survey of the range of approaches adopted by those attempting to explain the works. The text is aimed at students, teachers, and anyone who wants to navigate a path through the complexities of this vast but increasingly popular area of study.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780198520818
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 12/1/2004
  • Series: New Surveys in the Classics Series , #34
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 172
  • Sales rank: 1,407,381
  • Product dimensions: 9.10 (w) x 6.10 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Peter Stewart was born in Belfast in 1971 and educated at the Royal Belfast Academical Institution and Clare College, Cambridge. He was Temporary Assistant Lecturer in Classics, Cambridge, 1997-8; Lecturer in Classics and Curator of the Ure Museum of Greek Archaeology, University of Reading, 1998-2000. He currently teaches at the Courtauld Institute of Art, London.

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Table of Contents

List of illustrations
Introduction 1
I Portraits 5
II Public monuments 29
III Funerary art 53
IV Domestic art I : painting 74
V Domestic art II : mosaics and sculptures 93
VI Later Roman art 111
Bibliography 132
About the author 151
Index 152
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