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This book provides a general survey of Roman wall painting from the second century B.C. through to the fourth century A.D., tracing the origins, chronological development, subjects, techniques, and social context of this art which had considerable influence upon European artists of the Renaissance and Neo-Classical periods. It deals particularly with the paintings from the buried cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum, and its main purpose is to provide an up-to-date summary of the subject in light of the most recent research. This is the first general history of Roman painting written specifically for English-language readers.

Table of Contents

Preface; Glossary; Introduction; 1. The antecedents; 2. The first style; 3. The second style; 4. The third style; 5. The fourth style; 6. Mythological and historical paintings; 7. Other paintings; 8. The Pompeian styles in the provinces; 9. Painting after Pompeii; 10. Technique; 11. Painters and patrons; Epilogue; Abbreviations; Bibliography; Sources of illustrations; Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521306140
Author:
Ling, Roger
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
History - General
Subject:
Themes, motives
Subject:
Painting, Roman.
Subject:
Painting, Roman -- Themes, motives.
Subject:
General Art
Subject:
History : General
Subject:
Art-History and Criticism
Publication Date:
19910331
Binding:
Hardcover
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
236 half-tones 41 colour plates 2 ma
Pages:
261
Dimensions:
11.13x8.77x.98 in. 2.70 lbs.

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