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    DescriptionAlexander the Great changed the face of the ancient world. During his life and after his death, his image in works of art exerted an unprecedented influence-on marbles, bronzes, ivories, frescoes, mosaics, coins, medals, even painted pottery and reliefware. Alexander's physiognomy became the most famous in history. But can we really know what meaning lies behind these images? Andrew Stewart demonstrates that these portraits--wildly divergent in character, quality, type, provenance, date, and purpose--actually transmit not so much a likeness of Alexander as a set of carefully crafted cliches that mobilize the notion "Alexander" for diverse ends and diverse audiences. Stewart discusses the portraits as studies in power and his original interpretation of them gives unprecedented fullness and shape to the idea and image called "Alexander."


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    Title
    Faces of Power
    Subtitle
    Alexander's Image and Hellenistic Politics
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Andrew Stewart
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 545
    Width: 180 mm
    Height: 257 mm
    Thickness: 51 mm
    Weight: 1,383 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780520068513
    ISBN 10: 0520068513
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.1
    B&T General Subject: 140
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: ART
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAG
    Libri: I-HP
    BIC subject category V2: AGH
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 02
    Ingram Theme: CULT/GREECE
    B&T Approval Code: A14202030
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15830
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    BISAC V2.8: POL010000
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002010, ART015030
    BIC subject category V2: ACG
    BISAC V2.8: ART015060
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 938/.07
    BIC subject category V2: 1QDAG
    DC22: 938.07
    LC subject heading: , ,
    DC20: 704.9420938
    LC classification: DF234.2.S7, DF234.2 .S74 1993
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: AGA, JPA, AGH
    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Illustrations note
    8 color illustrations, 191 b/w photographs, 5 line illustrations
    Publisher
    University of California Press
    Imprint name
    University of California Press
    Publication date
    24 January 1994
    Publication City/Country
    Berkerley
    Author Information
    Andrew Stewart is Professor of Greek and Roman Art at the University of California at Berkeley. His most recent book is Greek Sculpture: An Exploration (1990).
    Review quote
    "A beautifully presented volume. . . . Stewart's catalogue of Alexandrine iconography is virtually exhaustive, his exegesis balanced and cogent, and his eruditions vast, making this book a classic of Alexander-scholarship."--"Classical Review