Classical Art: From Greece to Rome by Mary BeardClassical Art: From Greece to Rome by Mary Beard

Classical Art: From Greece to Rome

byMary Beard, John Henderson

Paperback | June 1, 2001

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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 there-discovery of Classical art in the modern world, from the treasure hunts of Renaissance Rome to scientific retrieval in the twenty-first century.
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.
Title:Classical Art: From Greece to RomeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 9.37 × 6.57 × 0.67 inPublished:June 1, 2001Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0192842374

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Table of Contents

Introduction1. Painting Antiquity: Rediscovering Art2. Moving Statues: Art in the Age of Imitation3. Sensuality, Sexuality, and the Love of Art4. Sizing up Power: Masters of Art5. Facing up to Antiquity: Art to the LifeNotesTimelineBibliographic EssayMuseums and WebsitesList of IllustrationsMaps and PlansIndex

Editorial Reviews

`a brilliant book...Lavishly illustrated throughout, this isa rich and rewarding book, exciting and enlightening, on no account to be missed'The Classical Association Newsletter