ISBN-10:
0192842374
ISBN-13:
9780192842374
Pub. Date:
07/19/2001
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Classical Art: From Greece to Rome

Classical Art: From Greece to Rome

by John Henderson, Mary Beard
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Overview

The stunning masterpieces of Ancient Greece and Rome are fundamental to the story of art in Western culture and to the origins of art history. The expanding Greek world of Alexander the Great had an enormous impact on the Mediterranean superpower of Rome. Generals, rulers, and artists seized, imitated, and re-thought the stunning legacy of Greek painting and sculpture, culminating in the greatest art-collector the world had ever seen: the Roman emperor Hadrian.

This exciting new look at Classical art starts with the excavation of the buried city of Pompeii, and investigates the grandiose monuments of ancient tyrants, and the sensual beauty of Apollo and Venus. Concluding with that most influential invention of all, the human portrait, it highlights the re-discovery of Classical art in the modern world, from the treasure hunts of Renaissance Rome to scientific retrieval of artworks in the twenty-first century.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780192842374
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 07/19/2001
Series: Oxford History of Art Series
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 327,283
Product dimensions: 9.10(w) x 6.30(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Mary Beard and John Henderson both teach Classics at the University of Cambridge. Mary Beard is a fellow of Newnham College, and John Henderson is a fellow of King's College, Cambridge.

Table of Contents

Introduction
Chapter 1: Painting Antiquity: Rediscovering Art
Chapter 2: Moving Statues: Art in the Age of Imitation
Chapter 3: Sensuality, Sexuality, and the Love of Art
Chapter 4: Sizing up Power: Masters of Art
Chapter 5: Facing up to Antiquity: Art to the Life
Notes
Maps and Plans
Timeline
Further Reading
Museums and Websites
List of Illustrations
Index
Introduction
1. Painting Antiquity: Rediscovering Art
2. Moving Statues: Art in the Age of Imitation
3. Sensuality, Sexuality, and the Love of Art
4. Sizing up Power: Masters of Art
5. Facing up to Antiquity: Art to the Life
Notes
Timeline
Bibliographic Essay
Museums and Websites
List of Illustrations
Maps and Plans
Index

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