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    Author Beard, Mary, 1955-

    Title Classical art : from Greece to Rome / Mary Beard and John Henderson
    Imprint Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2001

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    Descript 298 pages : illustrations (some color), maps, portraits ; 24 cm
    Series Oxford history of art
    Oxford history of art
    Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references (pages 268-279) and index
    Contents Ch. 1. Painting Antiquity: Rediscovering Art -- Ch. 2. Moving Statues: Art in the Age of Imitation -- Ch. 3. Sensuality, Sexuality, and the Love of Art -- Ch. 4. Sizing up Power: Masters of Art -- Ch. 5. Facing up to Antiquity: Art to the Life
    Summary 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
    Subject Art, Classical
    Alt Author Henderson, John, 1948-
    ISBN/ISSN 0192842374
    9780192842374


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