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Symbols of power in art

Author: Paola Rapelli
Publisher: Los Angeles, Calif. : J. Paul Getty Museum, Getty Publications, 2011.
Series: Guide to imagery.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This volume examines the ways that sovereign rulers have employed well-defined symbols, attributes, and stereotypes to convey their power to their subjects and rivals, as well as to leave a legacy for subsequent generations to admire. Legendary rulers from antiquity such as Alexander the Great, Julius Caesar, and Constantine have been looked to as models for their display of imperial power by the rulers of later  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paola Rapelli
ISBN: 9781606060667 160606066X
OCLC Number: 672300144
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 381 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 20 cm.
Contents: Symbols and exemplars --
Medieval sovereigns --
Emperors and czars --
Kings and princes --
Seignories --
Napoleon : a case apart.
Series Title: Guide to imagery.
Other Titles: Simboli del potere e grandi dinastie.
Responsibility: Paola Rapelli ; translated by Jay Hyams.

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An illustrated guide to the symbols of power in Western art. It examines the way that sovereign rulers have employed well-defined symbols, attributes and stereotypes to convey their power to their  Read more...

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