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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: Paperback
    Number of pages: 216
    Width: 165 mm
    Height: 244 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 680 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781606061015
    ISBN 10: 1606061011
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25830
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.1
    Abridged Dewey: 709
    LC classification: N
    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
    BIC subject category V2: AGC
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    Ingram Subject Code: AT
    Libri: I-AT
    BIC subject category V2: ACG
    BISAC V2.8: ART015060
    DC22: 709.37
    BIC subject category V2: 1QDAR
    B&T Approval Code: A02302000
    DC23: 709.37
    Thema V1.0: AGC, AGA
    Illustrations note
    60 full-colour & 60 b&w illustrations
    Publisher
    Getty Trust Publications
    Imprint name
    J. Paul Getty Museum
    Publication date
    10 January 2012
    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.