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    Author Hölscher, Tonio

    Unif Title Römische Bildsprache als Semantisches system. English
    Title The language of images in Roman art / Tonio Hölscher ; translated by Anthony Snodgrass and Annemarie Künzl-Snodgrass ; with a foreword by Jaś Elsner
    Imprint Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2004

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    Edition [English ed.]
    Descript xxxv, 151 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
    Contents Introduction -- The Greek paradigm: a model for life-style, a case of academic classicism, or a building block of Imperial culture? -- The monuments: how the language works -- Battle-scenes: their reception in Rome -- State ceremonial: the tradition of classical dignity -- The semantic system: the elements and their use -- The semantic system: premisses and structure -- The origins of the system: dynamics and statics -- Language of imagery and style -- Formal system and style in the theory of rhetoric and of imagery -- Conclusion: language of imagery and culture of empire
    Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references (p. 128-147) and index
    Note Translated from the German, Römische Bildsprache als Semantisches system
    Subject Symbolism in art -- Rome
    Art, Roman
    ISBN/ISSN 0521662001
    0521665698 (pbk.)


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