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Companion to Roman Art (Hardcover)

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Mont Allen, Stefan Altekamp, Rosemary J. Barrow, Barbara E. Borg, Alessandra Bravi, Maureen Carroll, Francesco de Angelis, Simon Ellis, Jane Fejfer, Francisca Feraudi-Gruenais, Klaus Fittschen, Lauren Hackworth Petersen, Christopher H. Hallett, Tonio Holscher, Peter J. Holliday, Natalie Kampen, Michael Koortbojian, Rachel Kousser, Kenneth Lapatin, Roger Ling, Katharina Lorenz, Susanne Muth, Richard Neudecker, Zahra Newby, Massimiliano Papini, Friederike Sinn, Roland R.R. Smith, Michael Squire, Edmund Thomas, Roger J.A. Wilson, Norbert Zimmermann

Roman art has become a valuable object of study, not only for its aesthetic qualities, but as a historical source in its own right. It provides us with insights into Roman self-perceptions, value systems, and ways of perceiving the world that complement information taken from written sources. In this Companion, the reader is introduced through Roman art to the daily Roman world, its preoccupations, and cultural characteristics.

These socio-historical aspects of Roman art require a contextualized approach, which addresses questions such as its physical and topographical contexts (houses and villas, tombs and public spaces, etc.), patronage and intentions, and the reception of art by various groups of viewers and users under various circumstances and conditions. The book includes sections focusing on methodology and approaches, genres, contexts of display and usage of art, and its modern reception and utilization. The authors are a global group of scholars, and their contributions reflect a diverse set of national academic traditions and approaches to our understanding of Roman art.
Number of Pages: 637
Genre: Art, Social Science
Series Title: Blackwell Companions to the Ancient World
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Language: English
Street Date: December 21, 2015
TCIN: 51585781
UPC: 9781405192880
Item Number (DPCI): 248-26-3710
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