RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 85830727 LA English T1 Roman art from the Louvre A1 Giroire, Cécile., Roger, Daniel., American Federation of Arts., Musée du Louvre., PB American Federation of Arts in association with Hudson Hills Press PP New York, NY YR 2007 SN 9781885444356 1885444354 9781555952839 1555952836 AB "Spanning the first century B.C. through the early fourth century A.D., the Louvre's world-class Roman art collection includes an enormous array of objects that reflect the rich history and culture of a magnificent civilization. Published to accompany a traveling exhibition organized by the American Federation of Arts and the Musee du Louvre, this book features an extraordinary selection of these works - from the most famous to some with new significance resulting from new information. Themes such as religion, urbanisim, war, imperial expansion, funerary practices, intellectual life, and family are vividly represented in mosaics, frescoes, bronze and terracotta statuettes, monumental sculptures, sarcophagi, reliefs, and glass and metal vessels." "Roman Art from the Louvre also documents the major restoration, process undertaken by the Louvre to revive the vibrancy of the works included in the exhibition. Through careful procedures of cleaning and repair, the reincarnation of the Louvre's collection transforms the contemporary view of early Roman public and private life, conveying a novel perspective and understanding of these ancient masterpieces."--Jacket.