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Title: Art and the Romans. Classical World Series.
Description: Bristol Classical Press, London, 1999.. 99 pp, 8 1/2" H, soft cover. ISBN 1853995584 B&w photographs, drawings. "This survey for the general student looks at the art created for and by the Romans and what they wanted from it. In place of the usual historical outline approach, (it) look s at the subject by genre; the Romans' appreciation of painting, sculpture and the decorative arts, in a society where the majority of work was commissioned, was different from that of the present day. Art for a world without printing or p h o t o g r a p h y to spread visual images meant much more direct contact with the artist and influence by the patron. Drawing on literary sources as well as illustrations from many parts of the Roman world, this survey up to the time of Constan ti ne c on si de rs w ha t Romans hoped to achieve and how far they were successful. Included are suggestions for further study, a bibliography and recommended sites to view the art discussed." Interior - previous owner's small stamp on inside o f f ron t c ove r, fai nt era sed p encil marks on free front endpaper, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - tiny scuff on spine, two soft creases at top corner of front cover - tiny crease at bottom corner. Very Go od.

Keywords: Rome, Roman, Art, Arts, Portraiture, Sculpture, Painting, Mosaics, Silver, Bronze, Bronzes, Aphrodisias, Ara Pacis, Augustus, Etruscans, Gardens, Herculaneum, Pompeii, Pliny, Sicily, Statues, Leptis Magna, Horace, Roman Britain, Reliefs, Ovid, Hadri

Price: US$ 20.00 Seller: Capricorn Books
- Book number: 19165

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