A History of Roman Art

A History of Roman Art

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A History of Roman Art provides a wide-ranging survey of the subject from the founding of Rome to the rule of Rome's first Christian emperor, Constantine. Incorporating the most up-to-date information available on the topic, this new textbook explores the creation, use, and meaning of art in the Roman world. Extensively illustrated with 375 color photographs and line drawings Broadly defines Roman art to include the various cultures that contributed to the Roman system Focuses throughout on the overarching themes of Rome?s cultural inclusiveness and art?s important role in promoting Roman values Discusses a wide range of Roman painting, mosaic, sculpture, and decorative arts, as well as architecture and associated sculptures within the cultural contexts they were created and developed Offers helpful and instructive pedagogical features for students, such as timelines; key terms defined in margins; a glossary; sidebars with key lessons and explanatory material on artistic technique, stories, and ancient authors; textboxes on art and literature, art from the provinces, and important scholarly perspectives; and primary sources in translation A book companion website is available at www.wiley.com/go/romanart with the following resources: PowerPoint slides, glossary, and timeline Steven Tuck is the 2014 receipient of the American Archaeological Association's Excellence in Undergarduate Teaching Award.Two are bound to stakes mounted on little carts pushed by attendants towards leopards while another is driven by whip blows towards an attacking lion. ... The strongly regional notion of appropriate decor for domestic interiors is confirmed by a passage in Petroniusa#39; Satyricon (30) in which he mocks just this sort of interior decoration in the home of a freedman in ... of the nouveau riche Trimalchio concludes with the punchline, a€œI began to ask the porter what pictures they had in the hall.

Title:A History of Roman Art
Author: Steven L. Tuck
Publisher:John Wiley & Sons - 2014-12-16

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