The art of the Roman Empire (Book, 2018) []
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The art of the Roman Empire

The art of the Roman Empire

Author: Jaś Elsner
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2018
Series: Oxford history of art ; Oha:P
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edition

A beautifully illustrated, new edition of the best single-volume guide to Roman and early Christian art. Provides an introduction to the great diversity of artistic styles during the period, and  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jaś Elsner
ISBN: 9780198768630 019876863X
OCLC Number: 1026963819
Contents: Preface1: IntroductionPart I - Images and Power2: A Visual Culture3: Art and Imperial PowerPart II - Images and Society4: Art and Social Life5: Centre and Periphery6: Art and DeathPart III - Images and Transformation7: Art and the Past: Antiquarian Eclecticism8: Art and Religion9: The Eurasian ContextEpilogue10: Art and Culture: Cost, Value, and the Discourse of ArtAfterword: Some Futures of Christian ArtNotesList of IllustrationsBibliographic EssayTimelineEssay
Series Title: Oxford history of art ; Oha:P
Responsibility: Jas Elsner.


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Elsner's innovative goal was to address "the movement of aspects of Roman art into the east, and the presence of some aspects of Asian material culture in the Roman world" (xv), and he succeeds in Read more...

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