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Johann Joachim Winckelmann

Johann Joachim Winckelmann was a groundbreaking Prussian art historian whose History of Ancient Art (1764) outlined a chronology of all ancient art. Carol C. Mattusch is Mathy Professor of Art History at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, and author of The Villa dei Papiri at Herculaneum: Life and Afterlife of a Sculpture Collection (Getty Publications, 2005), which won the prestigious Charles Rufus Morey Book Award.