This is an ex-library book and may have the usual library/used-book markings inside. This book has soft covers. In good all round condition. Library sticker on front cover., 350grams, ISBN: 9780521665698.
Minor rubbing. VG. 24x15cm, xxxv, 151 pp., Translated by Anthony Snodgrass and Annemarie Künzl-Snodgrass. With a foreword by Jas Elsner. "This book develops a new theory for the understanding of Roman pictorial art. By treating Roman art as a semantic system it establishes a connection between artistic forms and the ideological messages contained within. The history of Roman art traditionally followed the model of a sequence of stylistic phases affecting the works of their era in the manner of a uniform Zeitgeist. By contrast, the author shows different stylistic forms being used for different themes and messages. The reception of Greek models, a key phenomenon of Roman art, thus appear in a new light. The formulations of specific messages are established from Greek art types of different eras serving to express Roman ideological values: classical forms for the grandeur of the state, Hellenistic forms for the struggling effort of warfare. In this way a conceptual and comprehensible pictorial language arose, uniting the multicultural population of the Roman state"-publisher's description.
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