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Hellenistic and Roman ideal sculpture : the allure of the classical

Author: Rachel Meredith Kousser
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2008. ©2008
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Rachel Kousser draws on contemporary reception theory to present a new approach to Hellenistic and Roman ideal sculpture. She analyses the Romans' preference for retrospective, classicizing statuary based on Greek models as opposed to the innovative creations prized by modern scholars.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Rachel Meredith Kousser
ISBN: 9780521877824 0521877822
OCLC Number: 180852070
Description: xv, 208 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
Contents: Creating the past: the origins of classicism in Hellenistic sculpture --
From Greece to Rome: retrospective sculpture in the early empire --
From metropolis to empire: retrospective sculpture in the high empire --
From Roman to Christian: retrospection and transformation in late antique art.
Responsibility: Rachel Meredith Kousser.
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This book is an illuminating analysis showing the power and allure of Greek Classical past in Hellenistic and Roman art.  Read more...

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'Kousser demonstrates how careful iconographic analysis of the material can be insightful and help us understand better the importance of sculpture in specific contexts.' Bryn Mawr Classical Review Read more...

 
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