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Ling, Roger

Overview
Works: 133 works in 519 publications in 8 languages and 9,319 library holdings
Genres: History  Pictorial works  Conference papers and proceedings  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Juvenile works  Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Contributor, Author of introduction, Adapter
Classifications: N5760, 709.37
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Roger Ling
The Greek world by Roger Ling( Book )

28 editions published between 1975 and 1990 in 3 languages and held by 1,293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows the progress of Classical archaeology over the centuries and outlines the Greek way of life
The insula of the Menander at Pompeii by Roger Ling( )

24 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in English and held by 1,218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the first of three volumes which offer a detailed analysis of one of the major city-blocks of ancient Pompeii, destroyed by the eruption of Vesuvius in AD 79. Excavated between 1926 and 1932, the Insula of Menander is so named after the structure that occupies over half the block'stotal area of 3,500 square metres, the House of the Menander, one of the grandest mansions of the city. Other, smaller houses, notably the House of the Lovers and the House of the Craftsmen, occupy outlying parts, and a number of shops and apartments are interspersed among them. The purpose of thepresent volume is to document a complete survey of the architecture of the block and thus trace the structural history of the Insula, with its intricate pattern of changing property-boundaries, over the 250-300 years of its existence. Subsequent volumes will examine the decorations (wall-paintingsand mosaic pavements) and the objects that were found during excavation. Paradoxically, while Pompeii is one of the best known of all Roman archaeological sites, very few areas of the site have been fully published. This is the first time a global study has been undertaken of one of the majorcity-blocks and it shows the enormous potential of such investigations to reveal insights into the social history of the city. -- Provided by publisher
Roman painting by Roger Ling( Book )

36 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book is the first general history of Roman painting written specifically for English-language readers. Large numbers of wall-paintings have survived from the Roman world, and particularly from Rome itself and from the cities of Pompeii, Herculaneum and Stabiae, buried in the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD 79; they include examples of elaborate decorative schemes as well as mythological pictures, landscapes, still lifes, and scenes from everyday life. Their influence upon European artists of the Renaissance and Neo-Classical periods has been considerable. Recent research has provided a much clearer idea of the chronology of these paintings, of their sources of inspiration, and of their meaning to the various classes of patrons who commissioned them. Now for the first time all aspects of our knowledge are brought together in an up-to-date survey. Among other topics the book discusses the so-called Four Pompeian Styles, their spread to the provinces, the broad developments in scheme, style and subject-matter which followed them, the relation of mythological pictures to Greek 'old masters', the factors which dictated the choice of particular subjects and the way in which they were represented, the technical processes of ancient wall-painting, and what we know about the painters and the organisation of their workshops."--Back cover
Etruscan and early Roman architecture by Axel Boëthius( Book )

31 editions published between 1978 and 1994 in English and held by 1,101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ancient mosaics by Roger Ling( Book )

25 editions published between 1997 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 1,023 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using thousands and sometimes millions of pieces of colored stone or glass to create elaborate patterns or scenes is a painstaking and expensive way to decorate a surface. Yet the art of mosaic enjoyed spectacular success in the Graeco-Roman world, where its practitioners created some of the most beautiful artworks in history. This handsomely illustrated and elegantly written book traces the evolution of mosaic from the Hellenistic period to the early Christian era, with particular emphasis on the Roman Empire, and examines its regional variations from Britain to North Africa and from the Levant to the Spanish seaboard. The eminent classical scholar Roger Ling explains how mosaics were first made in the fifth century B.C. with the use of inset pebbles to provide durable pavements. He shows how mosaic became one of the hallmarks of luxury in Roman times, when such masterpieces of imperial floor decoration as the black-and-white silhouette pavements of Ostia and the colorful figure compositions of Piazza Armerina in Sicily were created. From pavements, mosaic graduated to walls and ceilings, where it culminated in the soaring blue and gold work of early Christian churches in Rome, Constantinople, and Ravenna. Ling examines the wide range of styles and subject matter employed by mosaicists, whether geometric patterns or figurative scenes of mythology, agriculture, and hunting, and explores what mosaics reveal about domestic and imperial tastes and aspirations. Such topics as techniques and materials, the relationship of mosaic to other forms of interior decoration, and the influence of ancient mosaics in more recent times are also discussed in detail. Illuminating, attractive, and affordable, this book makes a major contribution to classical scholarship and will also appeal strongly to art historians, artists, designers, and general readers
Pompeii : history, life & afterlife by Roger Ling( Book )

12 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and Japanese and held by 676 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book describes the day-to-day life of Pompeii's inhabitants on the eve of the fatal eruption in AD 79, as well as the eruption itself and its aftermath. The city was rediscovered in the late 16th century, and since then archaeologists have discovered more and more of the city's past. Contains an assessment of the conflicting demands of conservation and public access
Roman art by Donald Emrys Strong( Book )

26 editions published between 1988 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 641 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wall-painting in Roman Britain by Norman Davey( Book )

30 editions published in 1982 in 3 languages and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stuccowork and painting in Roman Italy by Roger Ling( Book )

16 editions published in 1999 in English and French and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Cambridge ancient history( Book )

18 editions published between 1984 and 2006 in English and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Making classical art : process & practice by Roger Ling( Book )

9 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fifth International Colloquium on ancient mosaics : held at Bath, England, on September 5-12, 1987 by Colloque international pour l'étude de la mosaïque antique( Book )

8 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and Miscellaneous languages and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Romano-British wall painting by Roger Ling( Book )

7 editions published in 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Cambridge ancient history, plates to volume VII, part 1: The Hellenistic world to the coming of the Romans( Book )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Severan buildings of Lepcis Magna : an architectural survey by J. B Ward-Perkins( Book )

10 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Classical Greece by Roger Ling( Book )

9 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Insula of the Menander at Pompeii by Roger Ling( Book )

17 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The insula of the Menander at Pompeii by Roger Ling( )

in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fifth International Colloquium on Ancient Mosaics : held at Bath, England, on September 5-12, 1987 by 1987, Bath) International Colloquium on Ancient Mosaics (5( Book )

18 editions published between 1987 and 1995 in 4 languages and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Cambridge ancient history( Book )

6 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The insula of the Menander at Pompeii
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Roman paintingEtruscan and early Roman architectureAncient mosaicsPompeii : history, life & afterlifeRoman artStuccowork and painting in Roman ItalyThe Cambridge ancient historyMaking classical art : process & practice
Alternative Names
Ling, R.

Roger Ling archaeologist and art historian

Roger Ling Brits universitair docent (1942-)

リング, R.

リング, ロジャー

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