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Visual Power in Ancient Greece and Rome : Between Art and Social Reality - (Hardcover)

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Visual culture was an essential part of ancient social, religious, and political life. Appearance and experience of beings and things was of paramount importance. In Visual Power in Ancient Greece and Rome, Tonio Hölscher explores the fundamental phenomena of Greek and Roman visual culture and their enormous impact on the ancient world, considering memory over time, personal appearance, conceptualization and representation of reality, and significant decoration as fundamental categories of art as well as of social practice. With an emphasis on public spaces such as sanctuaries, agora and forum, Hölscher investigates the ways in which these spaces were used, viewed, and experienced in religious rituals, political manifestations, and social interaction.
Number of Pages: 395
Genre: History, Art
Sub-Genre: Vision
Series Title: Sather Classical Lectures
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Univ of California Pr
Author: Tonio Hu00f6lscher
Language: English
Street Date: June 22, 2018
TCIN: 53628787
UPC: 9780520294936
Item Number (DPCI): 248-04-6389
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