The Cambridge History of Painting in the Classical World by J. J. PollittThe Cambridge History of Painting in the Classical World by J. J. Pollitt

The Cambridge History of Painting in the Classical World

EditorJ. J. Pollitt

Hardcover | November 30, 2013

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Painting was one of the major achievements of the Classical world. This book examines the development of mural and panel painting in the Classical world from the earliest Minoan and Cycladic frescoes of the Aegean Bronze Age to late Roman painting, from approximately 1800 B.C. to A.D. 400. It provides a comprehensive study of major monuments, including exciting new material that has been discovered in recent years and has transformed the field. It also offers a critical overview of scholarly debates and controversies on aspects of style, iconography, technique, and cultural context. This volume provides an up-to-date and much-needed overview of the monuments that are now known and of the ideas that have been generated about them.
Title:The Cambridge History of Painting in the Classical WorldFormat:HardcoverDimensions:470 pages, 10.87 × 8.62 × 0.98 inPublished:November 30, 2013Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521865913

ISBN - 13:9780521865913


Table of Contents

Preface J. J. Pollitt; 1. Aegean painting in the Bronze Age Anne Chapin; 2. The lost art: early Greek wall and panel-painting, 760-480 BC Jeffrey Hurwit; 3. Etruscan and Greek tomb painting in Italy, c.700-400 BC Stephan Steingräber; 4. Reflections of monumental painting in Greek vase painting in the fifth and fourth centuries BC Mark Stansbury-O'Donnell; 5. Hellenistic painting in the eastern Mediterranean: mid-fourth to mid-first century BC Stella G. Miller; 6. Etruscan and Italic tomb painting: c.400-200 BC Agnès Rouveret; 7. Painting in Greek and Graeco-Roman art criticism J. J. Pollitt; 8. Roman painting in the Republic and early Empire Irene Bragantini; 9. Roman painting of the middle and late Empire Roger Ling.