This book provides a comprehensive framework for the development of pictorial narrative in ancient art. Through the application of literary theory about narrative, particularly semiotics and structural analysis; the examination of ancient descriptions of real and poetic works of art; and a contextual examination of a wide range of works, Mark Stansbury-O'Donnell identifies the multiple levels at which narration operates, from the most basic signs to the object of narration for the ancient viewer. This study also defines and standardizes a vocabulary for pictorial narrative.
|Publisher:||Cambridge University Press|
|Series:||Cambridge Studies in Classical Art and Iconography Series|
|Product dimensions:||6.97(w) x 9.96(h) x 0.83(d)|
Table of Contents1. An approach to pictorial narrative; 2. The narrative micro-structure; 3. The narrative macro-structure; 4. Narrative extension; 5. The narrative object; 6. Conclusion.