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- Publisher: ROUTLEDGE
- Format: Paperback | 224 pages
- Dimensions: 182mm x 246mm x 20mm | 721g
- Publication date: 1 October 1997
- Publication City/Country: London
- ISBN 10: 0415151368
- ISBN 13: 9780415151368
- Edition statement: Revised ed.
- Illustrations note: illustrations, 109 b&w photographs, 16 colour plates
- Sales rank: 1,343,221
With the help of over 100 illustrations, many of them little known, Martin Henig shows that the art produced in Britannia--particularly in the golden age of Late Antiquity--rivals that of other provinces and deserves comparison with the art of metropolitan Rome. The originality and breadth of Henig's study is shown by its systematic coverage, embracing both the major arts--stone and bronze statuary, wall-painting and mosaics--and such applied arts as jewelery-making, silversmithing, furniture design, figure pottery, figurines and appliques. The author explains how the various workshops were organized, the part played by patronage and the changes that occurred in the fourth century.
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'This book is a splendidly original and wide-ranging work.' - Journal of the British Archaeological Association 'This is a magnificent book by a well-known authority ... Highly recommended as an indispensable work.' - Roman Research News
Back cover copy
With the help of over 100 illustrations, many of them little known, Dr Henig shows that the art produced in Britannia - particularly in the golden age of Late Antiquity - not only rivals that of other provinces but deserves comparison with the art of metropolitan Rome. After showing how a distinctive style emerged from the fusion of the Celtic and Roman traditions, he details the vital part played by art in the daily life of both the army and the civilian population. He also distinguishes carefully between the work of foreign artists in Britain, Romano-British and Romano-Gaulish provincial art (as well as other provincial styles) and the native British work of the period.
Table of contents
List of illustrations Introduction 1. The Art of the Celts 2. Art in the Era of the Conquest 3. Art and the Roman Army 4. The Uses of Art in Roman Britain 5. Natives and Strangers in Roman Britain 6. Artists and their Patrons 7. Art in Late Roman Britain 8. Attitudes to the Art of Roman Britain List of abbreviations Notes and References Bibliography Glossary Index