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    DescriptionThis is a revealing consideration of ancient bronzes from their halcyon days in antiquity to their allure today. Ancient bronze statuary provides a sense of immediacy, a window directly back to the classical world. The wistful expression of a young Roman woman, the fixed jaw of a politician, and the tensed muscles of a Greek athlete appear startlingly lifelike, transfixing the viewer with their striking realism. Incredibly durable yet frequently destroyed for their valuable materials, ancient bronzes are comparatively rare discoveries. This book, richly illustrated with works from the J. Paul Getty Museum and other important collections, provides an engaging overview of classical bronzes. The exquisite volume considers bronze throughout its long history, exploring its enormous appeal from antiquity to the present day. The book discusses the many roles bronze objects played in ancient Greece and Rome and analyzes discoveries made at ancient foundries and by contemporary scientists. It also examines references to bronze in mythology, Pliny's histories, and other classical texts, as well as representations on vases and other artworks.

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    Enduring Bronze
    Ancient Art, Modern Views
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Carol C. Mattusch
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 272
    Width: 166 mm
    Height: 214 mm
    Thickness: 14 mm
    Weight: 500 g
    ISBN 13: 9781606063262
    ISBN 10: 160606326X

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25830
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.1
    B&T General Subject: 140
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: AFKB
    BIC E4L: ART
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAR
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAG
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    Ingram Subject Code: AT
    Ingram Theme: CULT/GREECE
    Libri: I-AT
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002010, ART026000
    BIC subject category V2: ACG
    BISAC V2.8: ART015060
    BIC subject category V2: 1QDAR, 1QDAG
    B&T Approval Code: A03300000
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 733
    LC subject heading: ,
    B&T Approval Code: A02302000
    Abridged Dewey: 733
    BISAC V2.8: ART056000
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC23: 733
    LC classification: NB135 .M385 2014
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: AGA, NHD, AFKB, AFK, ABC
    Illustrations note
    99 colour & 14 b&w illustrations
    Getty Trust Publications
    Imprint name
    J. Paul Getty Museum
    Publication date
    03 July 2014
    Publication City/Country
    Santa Monica CA
    Author Information
    Carol C. Mattusch is Mathy Professor of Art History at George Mason University.