Pliny on Art and Society

Pliny on Art and Society : The Elder Pliny's Chapters On The History Of Art

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Pliny sketches a theory of advancing moral decline and extravagance, in the course of which he gives a detailed account of six centuries of classical art and a fascinating sketch of the world of the rich Roman collector. Isager's is the first full treatment of this subject for over a hundred years.
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  • Hardback | 256 pages
  • 159 x 235 x 16mm | 499g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0415069505
  • 9780415069502

Table of contents

Introduction Epistula Praefatoria Man and Nature Pliny As 'Scientist' Mineralogy in Naturalis Historia Use and Abuse of Mother Earth - Avaritia Atque Luxuria Book 33. Gold and Silver in Roman Society Book 34. Bronze Art Plan and Intention in Books 34-35 Book 35. The ARt of Painting Book 36. Marble Art and Architecture Book 37. Gems Conclusion Bibliography
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