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The language of images in Roman art : art as a semantic system in the Roman world

Author: Tonio Hölscher
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2004.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tonio Hölscher
ISBN: 0521662001 9780521662000 0521665698 9780521665698
OCLC Number: 1026386248
Language Note: Translated from the German.
Description: 150 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm xxxv, 151 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Foreword / Jas Elsner --
1. Introduction --
2. The Greek paradigm : a model for life-style, a case of academic classicism, or a building block of Imperial culture? --
3. The monuments : how the language works --
4. Battle-scenes : the tradition of Hellenistic pathos --
5. Battke-scenes : their reception in Rome --
6. State ceremonial : the tradition of Classical dignity --
7. The semantic system : the elements and their use --
8. The semantic system : premisses and structure --
9. The origins of the system : dynamics and statics --
10. Language of imagery and style --
11. Formal system and style in the theory of rhetoric and of imagery --
12. Conclusion : language of imagery and culture of empire --
Further reading / Jas Elsner.
Other Titles: Römische Bildsprache als Semantischessystem.
Responsibility: Tonio Hölscher ; translated by Anthony Snodgrass and Anne-Marie Künzl-Snodgrass.

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