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Classical Art: From Greece to Rome (Oxford History of Art)

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The stunning masterpieces of Ancient Greece and Rome are fundamental to the story of art in Western culture and to the origins of art history. The expanding Greek world of Alexander the Great had an enormous impact on the Mediterranean superpower of Rome. Generals, rulers, and artists seized,

imitated, and re-thought the stunning legacy of Greek painting and sculpture, culminating in the greatest art-collector the world had ever seen: the Roman emperor Hadrian.

This exciting new look at Classical art starts with the excavation of the buried city of Pompeii, and investigates the grandiose monuments of ancient tyrants, and the sensual beauty of Apollo and Venus. Concluding with that most influential invention of all, the human portrait, it highlights the

re-discovery of Classical art in the modern world, from the treasure hunts of Renaissance Rome to scientific retrieval of artworks in the twenty-first century.

Synopsis:

The stunning masterpieces of Ancient Greece and Rome are fundamental to the story of art in Western culture and to the origins of art history. The expanding Greek world of Alexander the Great had an enormous impact on the Mediterranean superpower of Rome. Generals, rulers, and artists seized, imitated, and re-thought the stunning legacy of Greek painting and sculpture, culminating in the greatest art-collector the world had ever seen: the Roman emperor Hadrian.

This exciting new look at Classical art starts with the excavation of the buried city of Pompeii, and investigates the grandiose monuments of ancient tyrants, and the sensual beauty of Apollo and Venus. Concluding with that most influential invention of all, the human portrait, it highlights the re-discovery of Classical art in the modern world, from the treasure hunts of Renaissance Rome to scientific retrieval of artworks in the twenty-first century.

About the Author

Mary Beard and John Henderson both teach Classics at the University of Cambridge. Mary Beard is a fellow of Newnham College, and John Henderson is a fellow of King's College, Cambridge.

Table of Contents

Introduction

Chapter 1: Painting Antiquity: Rediscovering Art

Chapter 2: Moving Statues: Art in the Age of Imitation

Chapter 3: Sensuality, Sexuality, and the Love of Art

Chapter 4: Sizing up Power: Masters of Art

Chapter 5: Facing up to Antiquity: Art to the Life

Notes

Maps and Plans

Timeline

Further Reading

Museums and Websites

List of Illustrations

Index

Introduction

1. Painting Antiquity: Rediscovering Art

2. Moving Statues: Art in the Age of Imitation

3. Sensuality, Sexuality, and the Love of Art

4. Sizing up Power: Masters of Art

5. Facing up to Antiquity: Art to the Life

Notes

Timeline

Bibliographic Essay

Museums and Websites

List of Illustrations

Maps and Plans

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780192842374
Author:
Beard, Mary
Author:
Henderson, John
Author:
null, John
Author:
null, Mary
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Location:
Oxford
Subject:
General
Subject:
Art
Subject:
Ancient - General
Subject:
History - Ancient/Classical
Subject:
Art, Classical
Subject:
Architecture | History | Ancient
Subject:
Art and Architecture | History | Ancient
Subject:
Art & Architecture | History | Ancient
Subject:
World History-Ancient History
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Oxford History of Art (Paperback)
Series Volume:
no. 105-330
Publication Date:
20010731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
111 color and 205 b/w illus.
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
9.34x6.62x.73 in. 1.55 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , The stunning masterpieces of Ancient Greece and Rome are fundamental to the story of art in Western culture and to the origins of art history. The expanding Greek world of Alexander the Great had an enormous impact on the Mediterranean superpower of Rome. Generals, rulers, and artists seized, imitated, and re-thought the stunning legacy of Greek painting and sculpture, culminating in the greatest art-collector the world had ever seen: the Roman emperor Hadrian.

This exciting new look at Classical art starts with the excavation of the buried city of Pompeii, and investigates the grandiose monuments of ancient tyrants, and the sensual beauty of Apollo and Venus. Concluding with that most influential invention of all, the human portrait, it highlights the re-discovery of Classical art in the modern world, from the treasure hunts of Renaissance Rome to scientific retrieval of artworks in the twenty-first century.

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