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A History of Roman Art / Edition 1

A History of Roman Art / Edition 1

by Fred S. Kleiner
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A HISTORY OF ROMAN ART, 2nd Edition, surveys the art of Rome and its empire from the time of Romulus to the death of Constantine presented in its historical, political, and social context, with coverage of Etruscan and Greek art in Italy before the rise of Rome and of Christian art and architecture during the Late Empire. Each of the 21 chapters combines a discussion of general issues and individual monuments with a series of boxed essays on architectural terminology; materials and techniques; religion and mythology; the cultural context of works of art; the role of patrons in determining the character of Roman monuments; and the problems that ancient artists and architects faced and how they solved them.

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ISBN-13: 9780534638467
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Publication date: 01/30/2006
Edition description: 1ST
Pages: 360
Product dimensions: 9.00(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Fred S. Kleiner, Ph.D. has been professor of art history and archeology at Boston University for four decades. He taught previously at University of Virginia and served as editor-in-chief of the American Journal of Archaeology. Acclaimed for inspiring lectures, Dr. Kleiner won Boston University's Metcalf Award for Excellence in Teaching, the College Prize for Undergraduate Advising in the Humanities, and the Distinguished Teaching Prize in the College of Arts and Sciences Honors Program. He is a fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London as well as the Text and Academic Authors Association. In addition to this title, Dr. Kleiner authored several editions of ART THROUGH THE AGES: A CONCISE HISTORY (Cengage), A HISTORY OF ROMAN ART (Cengage), and more than 100 publications on Greek and Roman art and architecture. Dr. Kleiner earned his Ph.D. from Columbia University.

Table of Contents

Part I: ITALY BEFORE AND DURING THE REPUBLIC. 1. Italy before the Rise of Rome. 2. From Village to World Capital. 3. Republican Town Planning and Pompeii. 4. Republican Domestic Architecture and Mural Painting. 5. From Marcellus to Caesar. Part II: THE EARLY EMPIRE. 6. The Augustan Principate. 7. Preparing for the Afterlife during the Early Empire. 8. The Pax Augusta in the West. 9. The Julio-Claudian Dynasty. 10. Civil War, the Flavians, and Nerva. 11. Pompeii and Herculaneum in the First Century CE. Part III: THE HIGH EMPIRE. 12. Trajan, Optimus Princeps. 13. Hadrian the Philhellene. 14. The Antonines. 15. Ostia, Port and Mirror of Rome. 16. Burying the Dead during the High Empire. Part IV: THE LATE EMPIRE. 17. The Severan Dynasty. 18. Lepcis Magna and the Eastern Provinces. 19. The Soldier Emperors. 20. The Tetrarchy. 21. Constantine, Emperor and Christian Patron.

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