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Language of Images in Roman Art

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ISBN-10: 0521665698

ISBN-13: 9780521665698

Edition: 2003

Authors: Tonio H�lscher, Jas Elsner, Annemarie K�nzl-Snodgrass, Anthony Snodgrass

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This work develops a new theoretical concept for the understanding of the Roman art of images. It establishes a connection between artistic forms and content and expressions of ideology, such as the glorification of state and ruler, war and triumph.
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Book details

List price: $42.99
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 11/18/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 188
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

Jas Elsner is Humfry Payne Senior Research Fellow in Classical Art at Corpus Christi College, Oxford University, and visiting professor of art history at the University of Chicago.�Elsner's most recent solo-authored book is Roman Eyes: Visuality and Subjectivity in Art and Text.

Klaus Junker is Senior Lecturer at the Institute for Classical Archaeology, Mainz University. He has published extensively on ancient Greek sculpture, architecture and mythological imagery as well as on the history of classical archaeology.

Foreward
Preface
Introduction
The Greek paradigm: example for lifestyle, academic subject, or building block of imperial culture?
The monuments: questions, categories, theses
Battle-scenes: the tradition of Hellenistic pathos
Battle-scenes: their reception in Rome
State ceremonial: the tradition of Classical dignity
The semantic system: the elements and their use
The semantic system: premises and structure
The origins of the system: dynamics and statics
Language of imagery and style
Formal system and style in the theory of rhetoric and of imagery
Conclusion: language of imagery and culture of empire
Bibliography, supplementary bibliography