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Zanker, Paul
Arte Romana. English
Roman art / Paul Zanker ; translated by Henry Heitmann-Gordon
Los Angeles, Calif. : J. Paul Getty Museum, c2010
book jacket
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 4th Floor  N5760 .Z33 2010    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Art, Roman
Physical Description ix, 214 p. : ill. (some col.), plans ; 24 cm
Language Translated from the Italian
Note Originally published: Rome-Bari : Gius, Laterza & Figli Spa, 2008
Includes bibliographical references (p. [196]-197) and index
Contents 1. A new art based on Greek forms. Hellenistic culture changes the lifestyle of Roman aristocrats ; New spaces for images: the villa as the locus of otium ; The sculptures of the Villa of the Papyri, Herculaneum ; Opening up worlds of the imagination ; Selecting the best: imitation as cultural destiny ; Popular art? -- 2. The representation of power and prestige: conflicting images. Public art outside Rome ; Competition among the mighty ; Pride in one's own face -- 3. Images of power: dominion and world order in the empire. Imperial portraiture under the empire ; The barbarian and the amphitheater ; Imperial art as a system ; Imperial art and public ceremony: "historical" reliefs ; Official art as "propaganda"? How did the images function? ; Internalizing the cliches of imperial art -- 4. The Roman house as theater of the joys of life. A culture of hospitality and entertainment ; Images and their associations ; Living with myth ; Fantasy worlds ; Costly furnishings -- 5. Tomb and self-image. Memoria and achievement ; Withdrawal from the public gaze ; Mourning, solace, and joie de vivre: the imagery of sarcophagi -- 6. Rome and the empire. A patchwork of cultures ; The ruler-cult and the image of the emperor ; Funerary self-representation in the provinces ; The Greek east remains true to its own traditions ; "Schools" of sculpture -- 7. Toward Late Antiquity. A new image for the emperor ; New images for a changed mentality
Alternate Author Heitmann-Gordon, Henry
J. Paul Getty Museum

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