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Classical art : from Greece to Rome

Author: Mary Beard; John Henderson
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2001.
Series: Oxford history of art.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The stunning masterpieces of Ancient Greece and Rome are fundamental to the story of art in Western culture and to the origins of art history. The expanding Greek world of Alexander the Great had an enormous impact on the Mediterranean superpower of Rome. Generals, rulers, and artists seized, imitated, and re-thought the stunning legacy of Greek painting and sculpture, culminating in the greatest art-collector the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Einführung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mary Beard; John Henderson
ISBN: 0192842374 9780192842374
OCLC Number: 45829408
Description: 298 p. : ill. (some col.), maps, ports. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Ch. 1. Painting Antiquity: Rediscovering Art --
Ch. 2. Moving Statues: Art in the Age of Imitation --
Ch. 3. Sensuality, Sexuality, and the Love of Art --
Ch. 4. Sizing up Power: Masters of Art --
Ch. 5. Facing up to Antiquity: Art to the Life.
Series Title: Oxford history of art.
Responsibility: Mary Beard and John Henderson.
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