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    DescriptionPresented in very clear and accessible language, "Roman Art" offers new and fascinating insights into the evolution of the forms and meanings of Roman art. Traditional studies of Roman art have sought to identify an indigenous style distinct from Greek art and in the process have neglected the large body of Roman work that creatively recycled Greek artworks. In this fresh assessment the author offers instead a cultural history of the functions of the visual arts, the messages that these images carried, and the values that they affirmed in late Republican Rome and the Empire. The analysis begins at the point at which the characteristic features of Roman art started to emerge, when the Romans were exposed to Hellenistic culture through their conquest of Greek lands in the third century BCE. As a result, the values and social and political structure of Roman society changed, as did the functions and characters of the images it generated.


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    Title
    Roman Art
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Paul Zanker
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 216
    Width: 165 mm
    Height: 244 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 839 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781606060308
    ISBN 10: 1606060309
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.1
    B&T General Subject: 140
    B&T Book Type: NF
    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
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    Ingram Subject Code: AT
    Libri: I-AT
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15830
    BIC subject category V2: ACG
    BISAC V2.8: ART015060
    DC22: 709.37
    LC subject heading: ,
    BIC subject category V2: 1QDAR
    B&T Approval Code: A02302000
    LC classification: N5760 .Z3313 2010
    Illustrations note
    60 full-colour & 60 b&w illustrations
    Publisher
    Getty Trust Publications
    Imprint name
    J. Paul Getty Museum
    Publication date
    09 November 2010
    Publication City/Country
    Santa Monica CA
    Author Information
    Paul Zanker is Professor of the History of Ancient Art at the Scuole Normale Superiore in Pisa.
    Review quote
    "Zanker, one of the foremost ancient Roman art historians, has produced an excellent general study of Roman art and its reception. . . . This book would be ideal for students at all levels interested in Roman art, history, and culture."--"Choice"