The Social Life of Painting in Ancient Rome and on the Bay of Naples

The Social Life of Painting in Ancient Rome and on the Bay of Naples

by Eleanor Winsor Leach
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521826004

ISBN-13: 9780521826006

Pub. Date: 02/29/2004

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Eleanor Winsor Leach offers a new interpretation of Roman painting as found in domestic spaces of the elite classes of ancient Rome. Leach contends that the painted images reflect the codes of communication embedded in upper class life, such as the theatricality expected of those leading public lives, the self-conscious assimilation of Hellenistic culture among

Overview

Eleanor Winsor Leach offers a new interpretation of Roman painting as found in domestic spaces of the elite classes of ancient Rome. Leach contends that the painted images reflect the codes of communication embedded in upper class life, such as the theatricality expected of those leading public lives, the self-conscious assimilation of Hellenistic culture among aristocrats, and their ambivalent attitudes towards luxury.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521826006
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
02/29/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
370
Product dimensions:
8.62(w) x 10.87(h) x 1.18(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: the world's common property; 1. Domestic context; 2. Panels and porticoes; 3. The model of the scaenae frons; 4. Gardens and picture galleries; 5. The style of luxury; 6. Demography and decoration; Conclusion: beyond '79 in Rome and Campania.

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