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History of art: ancient & classical art,BCE to c 500 CE books

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Golden Kingdoms - Luxury Arts in the Ancient Americas by Joanne Pillsbury, Timothy Potts, Kim N. Richter Golden Kingdoms - Luxury Arts in the Ancient Americas
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This volume accompanies a major international loan exhibition featuring some three hundred works of art rarely or never before seen in the United States. It traces the development of gold working and other luxury arts in the Americas from antiquity...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/09/2017

Rethinking Lessing's Laocoon Antiquity, Enlightenment, and the 'Limits' of Painting and Poetry by Michael Squire Rethinking Lessing's Laocoon Antiquity, Enlightenment, and the 'Limits' of Painting and Poetry

Ever since its publication in 1766, Lessing's Laocoon, or on the Limits of Painting and Poetry has exerted an incalculable influence on western thought. This volume offers an interdisciplinary reassessment on its 250th anniversary, exploring how Lessing's debts to the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 14/09/2017

Ancient Lamps in the J Paul Getty Museum by Jean Bussiere, Birgitta Lindros Wohl Ancient Lamps in the J Paul Getty Museum
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In the collection of the J. Paul Getty Museum are more than six hundred ancient lamps that span the sixth century BCE to the seventh century CE, most from the Roman Imperial period and largely created in Asia Minor or...
Format: Paperback - Released: 21/08/2017

Reconstructing the Lansdowne Collection of Classical Marbles Volume I - History, Volume II - Catalogue by Hirmer Publishers Reconstructing the Lansdowne Collection of Classical Marbles Volume I - History, Volume II - Catalogue

The Lansdowne Collection once included 100 classical sculptures. It was essentially started by Gavin Hamilton (1723 - 1798), one of the most successful British explorers of the sites of antiquity during the 18th century. His enthusiasm and his acute aesthetic...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/08/2017

The Image of Political Power in the Reign of Nerva, AD 96-98 by Nathan T. (Associate Professor of Art History, Baylor University) Elkins The Image of Political Power in the Reign of Nerva, AD 96-98
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This book examines Nerva's imperial coin iconography in concert with contemporary laudatory texts that praise the emperor. As such, this study has important implications for the agents behind the selection and formulation of such images in the late first and...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/08/2017

The Wall Paintings of the West House at Mycenae by Iphiyenia Tournavitou The Wall Paintings of the West House at Mycenae


Format: Hardback - Released: 28/07/2017

Sculpture and Coins Margarete Bieber as Scholar and Collector by Carmen Arnold-Biucchi Sculpture and Coins Margarete Bieber as Scholar and Collector

Based on a Harvard Art Museums symposium on the acquisition of Margarete Bieber's coin collection, Sculpture and Coins addresses the relation between large statuary and miniature art in the private and public domain. Scholars from various disciplines explain the importance...
Format: Hardback - Released: 24/07/2017

Resurrection in Alexandria The Painted Greco-Roman Tombs of Kom Al-Shuqafa by Anne-Marie Guimier-Sorbets, Andre Pelle, Mervat Seif El-Din Resurrection in Alexandria The Painted Greco-Roman Tombs of Kom Al-Shuqafa
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A highly illustrated study of the uniquely decorated tombs of Greco-Roman tombs in Alexandria with the aid of advanced computer technology
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/06/2017

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Greek Art and Aesthetics in the Fourth Century B.C. by William A. P. Childs Greek Art and Aesthetics in the Fourth Century B.C.

Greek Art and Aesthetics in the Fourth Century B.C. analyzes the broad character of art produced during this period, providing in-depth analysis of and commentary on many of its most notable examples of sculpture and painting. Taking into consideration developments...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/10/2017

The Horse in Ancient Greek Art by Nicole Stribling, Peter Schertz, Sean Hemingway, Carol C. Mattusch The Horse in Ancient Greek Art
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A unique illustrated book, focusing on the significance of the horse in ancient Greek culture
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/10/2017

Gods in Colour Polychromy in the Ancient World by Vinzenz Brinkmann, Renee Dreyfus, Ulrike Koch-Brinkmann, John Camp Gods in Colour Polychromy in the Ancient World
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This stunning book uses 21st-century technology to reveal the original colors of ancient sculpture.
Format: Hardback - Released: 02/10/2017

The Tyrant-Slayers of Ancient Athens A Tale of Two Statues by Vincent (Professor of Ancient Greek History, Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallee University) Azoulay, Paul (A.G. Leventis Prof Cartledge The Tyrant-Slayers of Ancient Athens A Tale of Two Statues
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This investigation relies on a rash bet: to write the biography of two of the most famous statues in Antiquity, the Tyrannicides. By recreating the eventful life of these statues, from their birth to their disappearance, Vincent Azoulay reveals that...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/11/2017

An Etruscan Affair The Impact of Early Etruscan Discoveries on European Culture by Judith Swaddling An Etruscan Affair The Impact of Early Etruscan Discoveries on European Culture

This fascinating new publication considers how the discovery of Etruscan artefacts has inspired artists, architects, nobility, scholars and travellers to Italy. Subjects include the reclaiming of Etruscan identity and its influence on Italian political history, the collecting and reproduction of...
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/11/2017

The Transformation of Athens Painted Pottery and the Creation of Classical Greece by Robin Osborne The Transformation of Athens Painted Pottery and the Creation of Classical Greece

How remarkable changes in ancient Greek pottery reveal the transformation of classical Greek cultureWhy did soldiers stop fighting, athletes stop competing, and lovers stop having graphic sex in classical Greek art? The scenes depicted on Athenian pottery of the mid-fifth...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/12/2017

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Treasures from the Oxus The Art and Civilization of Central Asia by Massimo Vidale Treasures from the Oxus The Art and Civilization of Central Asia

The great river civilization of the Oxus is one of the forgotten jewels of the ancient world.
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/06/2017

Greek Art in Context Archaeological and Art Historical Perspectives by Diana Rodriguez Perez Greek Art in Context Archaeological and Art Historical Perspectives

This volume gathers together selected contributions which were originally presented at the conference 'Greek Art in Context' at the University of Edinburgh in 2014. Its aim is to introduce the reader to the broad and multifaceted notion of context in...
Format: Hardback - Released: 23/05/2017

Antiquity Origins, Classicism and the New Rome by Christopher (Independent art historian) Tadgell Antiquity Origins, Classicism and the New Rome

This is the first in a series of seven books that describe and illustrate the seminal architectural traditions of the world. It describes the origins of the Classical tradition in the mountain temples of Sumer, the pyramids of Egypt and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 22/05/2017

Art and Technique of Sumi-e Japanese Ink Painting Japanese Ink Painting as Taught by Ukao Uchiyama by Kay Morrissey Thompson Art and Technique of Sumi-e Japanese Ink Painting Japanese Ink Painting as Taught by Ukao Uchiyama

Art and Technique of Sumi-e Japanese Ink-Painting explores the ancient technique Japanese ink painting or sumi-e
Format: Hardback - Released: 09/05/2017

Early Greek Portraiture Monuments and Histories by Catherine M. Keesling Early Greek Portraiture Monuments and Histories

This book lends new insight into the origins of civic honorific portraits that emerged at the end of the fifth century BC in ancient Greece.
Format: Hardback - Released: 03/05/2017

The Art of Contact Comparative Approaches to Greek and Phoenician Art by S. Rebecca Martin The Art of Contact Comparative Approaches to Greek and Phoenician Art

Explicating the relationship between theory, method, and interpretation, The Art of Contact destabilizes categories such as orientalism and Hellenism and offers fresh perspectives on Greek and Phoenician art history.
Format: Hardback - Released: 21/04/2017

The Frame in Classical Art A Cultural History by Verity (Cornell University, New York) Platt The Frame in Classical Art A Cultural History
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This book reveals how 'marginal' aspects of Graeco-Roman art play a fundamental role in shaping and interrogating ancient and modern visual culture.
Format: Hardback - Released: 20/04/2017

Ancient Treasure: Temple of Derr 2018 Ancient Egyptian Treasure: Temple of Derr on Lake Nasser by Agnes Fodor Ancient Treasure: Temple of Derr 2018 Ancient Egyptian Treasure: Temple of Derr on Lake Nasser

The Temple of Derr is a rock-cut Egyptian temple in Lower Nubia. It was built during the 19th Dynasty by Pharaoh Ramesses II, on the right bank of the Nile, and was dedicated to the god Ra-Horakhty. In 1964, the...
Format: Calendar - Released: 13/04/2017

Ancient Treasure: Temple of Derr 2018 Ancient Egyptian Treasure: Temple of Derr on Lake Nasser by Agnes Fodor Ancient Treasure: Temple of Derr 2018 Ancient Egyptian Treasure: Temple of Derr on Lake Nasser

The Temple of Derr is a rock-cut Egyptian temple in Lower Nubia. It was built during the 19th Dynasty by Pharaoh Ramesses II, on the right bank of the Nile, and was dedicated to the god Ra-Horakhty. In 1964, the...
Format: Calendar - Released: 13/04/2017

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