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Shaky Ground: Context, Connoisseurship and the History of Roman Art

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The recent crisis in the world of antiquities collecting has prompted scholars and the general public to pay more attention than ever before to the questions of archaeological findspots and collecting history for newly found objects. When it comes to famous works that have been in major museums for many generations, such questions are rarely asked. Canonical pieces like Barberini Togatus or the Fonseca bust of a Flavian lady appear in virtually every textbook on Roman art. But we have no more certainty about these works' archaeological origins than we do about those that appear in auction catalogues today. This book argues that the question of archaeological origins should be the first asked, not only by museum acquisitions boards, but by scholars as well.

Synopsis:

This book argues the importance of investigating archeological findspots and historical context when examining Roman art.

About the Author

Elizabeth Marlowe is Assistant Professor of Art and Art History at Colgate University, USA.

Table of Contents

Introduction

Chapter 1: Histories Ancient and Modern

Chapter 2: Indifference to Context

Chapter 3: Lessons Not Learned

Chapter 4: Connoisseurship and Class

Chapter 5: Red Herrings

Conclusion: Best Practices

Bibliography

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780715640647
Author:
Marlowe, Elizabeth
Publisher:
Bristol Classical Press
Subject:
World History-General
Subject:
General History
Subject:
Archaeology
Subject:
Ancient - General
Subject:
World History-Ancient History
Subject:
General
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20131231
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
c. 20 bw illus
Pages:
184
Dimensions:
8.6 x 5.5 x 0.8 in 1 lb

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Arts and Entertainment » Architecture » History » Ancient and Classical
Arts and Entertainment » Art » General
Arts and Entertainment » Art » Theory and Criticism
History and Social Science » Archaeology » General
History and Social Science » World History » Ancient History
History and Social Science » World History » General
Religion » Comparative Religion » General
Travel » General
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