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Ornament and figure in Graeco-Roman art : rethinking visual ontologies in classical antiquity

Author: Nikolaus Dietrich; Michael Squire
Publisher: Berlin ; Boston : De Gruyter, 2018.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This edited collection explores the relationship between 'ornament' and 'figure' in Graeco-Roman antiquity. Through a series of specially commissioned chapters, contributors examine a range of ancient materials and texts: combining theoretical discussion and close analytical interpretations, the book interrogates shifting ideas of the image in both antiquity and the ensuing western art critical tradition"--
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Ornament and figure in Graeco-Roman art.
Berlin ; Boston : De Gruyter, 2018
(DLC) 2018007182
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Nikolaus Dietrich; Michael Squire
ISBN: 9783110469585 3110469588
OCLC Number: 1025359654
Language Note: In English, French and German.
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Intro; Contents; Acknowledgements; Notes on contributors; â#x80;#x98;To haunt, to startle, and way-layâ#x80;#x99;: Approaching ornament and figure in Graeco-Roman art; FigÃơrlicher Schmuck in der griechischen Architektur zwischen Dekor und ReprÃÞsentation; Ornamental and formulaic patterns: The semantic significance of form in early Greek vase-painting and Homeric epic; Ornament und Design: Attisch geometrische FiguralgefÃÞÃ#x9F;e und GefÃÞÃ#x9F;e mit plastischem Dekor; Armure et ornement dans lâ#x80;#x99;imagerie attique; Beneath the handles of Attic vases; Order and contingency in Archaic Greek ornament and figure. Ornament, incipience and narrative: Geometric to ClassicalOf sponges and stones: Matter and ornament in Roman painting; Esteemed ornament: An overlooked value for approaching Roman visual culture; Delectari varietate: Zur Erklärung der repetitiven Darstellung auf dem â#x80;#x9A;Puteal Tegelâ#x80;#x98;; Figure and ornament, death and transformation in the Tomb of the Haterii; Ornament, figure and mise en abyme on Roman sarcophagi; Aus der Perspektive der römischen Bodenmosaiken: Ornamentalisierte Figuren oder figuralisierte Ornamente?
Responsibility: edited by Nikolaus Dietrich and Michael Squire.

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"This edited collection explores the relationship between 'ornament' and 'figure' in Graeco-Roman antiquity. Through a series of specially commissioned chapters, contributors examine a range of ancient materials and texts: combining theoretical discussion and close analytical interpretations, the book interrogates shifting ideas of the image in both antiquity and the ensuing western art critical tradition"--

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