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Imperial Rome and Christian triumph : the art of the Roman Empire AD 100-450

Author: Jaś Elsner
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1998.
Series: Oxford history of art.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book offers an exciting new approach to the twin themes of the arts of the Roman Empire and the rise of Christian art. Beginning in the second century, with its rich revival of ancient learning and artistic practices, and ending in the fifth with Christian narrative and liturgical cycles and the pilgrimage arts, this book explores the art of the Roman Empire by tackling two inter-related periods of internal  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jaś Elsner
ISBN: 019284265X 9780192842657 0192842013 9780192842015
OCLC Number: 40751407
Description: xvi, 297 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color), plans ; 24 cm
Contents: Ch. 1. Introduction --
pt. I. Images and Power. Ch. 2. A Visual Culture. Ch. 3. Art and Imperial Power --
pt. II. Images and Society. Ch. 4. Art and Social Life. Ch. 5. Centre and Periphery. Ch. 6. Art and Death --
pt. III. Images and Transformation. Ch. 7. Art and the Past: Antiquarian Eclecticism. Ch. 8. Art and Religion. Ch. 9. Art and Culture: Cost, Value, and the Discourse of Art --
Afterword: Some Futures of Christian Art.
Series Title: Oxford history of art.
Responsibility: Jaś Elsner.
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An investigation of the role of the visual arts as both reflections and agents of the changes of late antiquity. It tackles the periods of the "Second Sophistic" and the era of the conversion to  Read more...

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a highly individual work ... wonderful visual and comparative analysis ... I can think of no other general book on Roman art that deals so elegantly and informatively with the theme of visuality and Read more...

 
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