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Synopsis:

Traditional studies of Roman art have sought to identify an indigenous style distinct from Greek art and in the process have neglected the large body of Roman work that creatively recycled Greek artworks. Now available in paperback, this fresh reassessment offers instead a cultural history of the functions of the visual arts, the messages that these images carried, and the values that they affirmed in late Republican Rome and the Empire.and#160;
The analysis begins at the point at which the characteristic features of Roman art started to emerge, when the Romans were exposed to Hellenistic culture through their conquest of Greek lands in the third century B.C. As a result, the values and social and political structure of Roman society changed, as did the functions and character of the images it generated. This volume, presented in very clear and accessible language, offers new and fascinating insights into the evolution of the forms and meanings of Roman art.
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About the Author

Paul Zanker is a professor of the history of ancient art at the Scuole Normale Superiore in Pisa, Italy. He is the author of The Power of Images in the Age of Augustus (University of Michigan Press, 1990), Mask of Socrates: The Image of the Intellectual in Antiquity (University of California Press, 1996), and Pompeii: Public and Private Life (Harvard University Press, 1999).

Product Details

ISBN:
9781606061015
Author:
Zanker, Paul
Publisher:
J. Paul Getty Trust Publications
Subject:
Art - General
Edition Description:
1
Publication Date:
20120131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
60 color, 60 b/w
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
9.5 x 6.63 x 0.7 in

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"Synopsis" by , Traditional studies of Roman art have sought to identify an indigenous style distinct from Greek art and in the process have neglected the large body of Roman work that creatively recycled Greek artworks. Now available in paperback, this fresh reassessment offers instead a cultural history of the functions of the visual arts, the messages that these images carried, and the values that they affirmed in late Republican Rome and the Empire.and#160;
The analysis begins at the point at which the characteristic features of Roman art started to emerge, when the Romans were exposed to Hellenistic culture through their conquest of Greek lands in the third century B.C. As a result, the values and social and political structure of Roman society changed, as did the functions and character of the images it generated. This volume, presented in very clear and accessible language, offers new and fascinating insights into the evolution of the forms and meanings of Roman art.
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