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

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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

Terracotta Army Legacy of the First Emperor of China by Li Jian, Hou-Mei Sung, Zhang Weixing, William Neer Terracotta Army Legacy of the First Emperor of China
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A richly illustrated book featuring recent revelations about China's first emperor, Ying Zheng, and his famous burial site containing an army of life-size terracotta soldiers and other artifacts
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/11/2017

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: 24/10/2017

A Companion to Greek Art by Tyler Jo Smith A Companion to Greek Art

This well-illustrated Companion offers a comprehensive, authoritative account of the development of Greek art through the 1st millennium BC.
Format: Paperback - Released: 09/10/2017

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

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: 30/09/2017

Rethinking Lessing's Laocoon Antiquity, Enlightenment, and the 'Limits' of Painting and Poetry by Avi S. (Associate Professor of European History and Fellow of Magdalen College, University of Oxford) Lifschitz Rethinking Lessing's Laocoon Antiquity, Enlightenment, and the 'Limits' of Painting and Poetry
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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: 21/09/2017

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

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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: 05/12/2017

The Archaeology of Mural Painting at Panamarca, Peru by Lisa Trever The Archaeology of Mural Painting at Panamarca, Peru


Format: Paperback - Released: 01/01/2018

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 culture Why 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...
Format: Hardback - Released: 02/01/2018

Art and Archaeology of Ancient India Earliest Times to the Sixth Century by Naman P. Ahujua Art and Archaeology of Ancient India Earliest Times to the Sixth Century

This book covers all early Indian objects (pre-600 AD) held by the Department of Eastern Art in the Ashmolean Museum, featuring previously unpublished material and new photography of all objects.
Format: Hardback - Released: 24/01/2018

Excavating, Analysing, Reconstructing Textiles of the First Millennium AD from Egypt and Neighbouring Countries by Antoine De Moor Excavating, Analysing, Reconstructing Textiles of the First Millennium AD from Egypt and Neighbouring Countries

A richly illustrated overview of the current-day knowledge on the textile art of the Nile Valley from the first millennium AD. Over 20 essays by specialists elaborate on the pieces of textile art that were found in excavations and museums,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 24/01/2018

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.
Format: Paperback - Released: 31/01/2018

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Colour and Light in Ancient and Medieval Art by Chloe N. Duckworth, Anne E. Sassin Colour and Light in Ancient and Medieval Art
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The myriad ways in which colour and light have been adapted and applied in the art, architecture, and material culture of past societies is the focus of this interdisciplinary volume. Light and colour's iconographic, economic, and socio-cultural implications are considered...
Format: Hardback - Released: 12/09/2017

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: 31/07/2017

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

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

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

Visual Style and Constructing Identity in the Hellenistic World Nemrud Dag and Commagene under Antiochos I by Miguel John (Rijksuniversiteit Leiden, The Netherlands) Versluys Visual Style and Constructing Identity in the Hellenistic World Nemrud Dag and Commagene under Antiochos I
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A new interpretation of Nemrud Dag, a key Hellenistic monument which encompasses both Greek and Persian elements.
Format: Hardback - Released: 29/06/2017

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

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