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    DescriptionThe stunning masterpieces of Ancient Greece and Rome are fundamental to the story of art in Western culture and to the origins of art history. The expanding Greek world of Alexander the Great had an enormous impact on the Mediterranean superpower of Rome. Generals, rulers, and artists seized, imitated, and re-thought the stunning legacy of Greek painting and sculpture, culminating in the greatest art-collector the world had ever seen, the Roman emperor, Hadrian. This exciting new look at Classical art starts with the excavation of the buried city of Pompeii, and investigates the grandiose monuments of ancient tyrants, and the sensual beauty of Apollo and Venus. Concluding with that most influential invention of all, the human portrait, it highlights the re-discovery of Classical art in the modern world, from the treasure hunts of Renaissance Rome to scientific retrieval in the twenty-first century.

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    Classical Art
    From Greece to Rome
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Mary Beard, By (author) John Henderson
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 304
    Width: 168 mm
    Height: 239 mm
    Thickness: 17 mm
    Weight: 714 g
    ISBN 13: 9780192842374
    ISBN 10: 0192842374

    BIC subject category V2: GBC
    B&T General Subject: 140
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: JFC
    BIC E4L: ART
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAR
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.0
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAG
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    Ingram Subject Code: AT
    BISAC V2.8: ART015000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15830
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000
    BIC subject category V2: ACG
    DC21: 709.38
    BISAC V2.8: ART015060
    DC22: 709.38
    B&T Approval Code: A02302030
    BIC subject category V2: 1QDAR, 1QDAG
    DC22: 709/.38
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: N5610.B295
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: N5610 .B295 2001
    Thema V1.0: GBC, AGA, JBCC
    Illustrations note
    Oxford University Press
    Imprint name
    Oxford University Press
    Publication date
    19 July 2001
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Mary Beard and John Henderson both teach Classics at the University of Cambridge. Mary Beard is a fellow of Newnham College, and John Henderson is a fellow of King's College, Cambridge.
    Review quote
    "This is no conventional book on Classical Art, but a critique of Greek art through Roman eyes, analyzing the complexity of the Romans' reception of Greek pictorial and sculptural 'masterpieces, ' most of which are only known today through their Roman versions."--Richard Brilliant, Columbia University"Innovative, challenging, and never dull, this is a bracing departure from the norm. Readers will welcome its strong thesis and trenchant refusal to take received wisdom on trust."--Andrew Stewart, University of California, Berkeley
    Table of contents
    Introduction ; 1. Painting Antiquity: Rediscovering Art ; 2. Moving Statues: Art in the Age of Imitation ; 3. Sensuality, Sexuality, and the Love of Art ; 4. Sizing up Power: Masters of Art ; 5. Facing up to Antiquity: Art to the Life ; Notes ; Timeline ; Bibliographic Essay ; Museums and Websites ; List of Illustrations ; Maps and Plans ; Index