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A history of Roman art

Steven L. Tuck.
  • Chichester, West Sussex : Wiley/Blackwell, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., 2015.
  • xxxiii, 372 pages : illustrations, maps ; 29 cm
Local Subjects
  • This thoroughly illustrated, narrative history of Roman art provides an extensive survey of the subject, spanning approximately 1,000 years, from the founding of Rome to the rule of Constantine. Broadly defining Roman art and considering the many cultures that contributed to the Roman system, A History of Roman Art examines a wide range of painting, mosaic, sculpture, and decorative arts, as well as architecture and its associated sculptures.
  • The overarching themes of Rome's cultural inclusiveness and art's important role in promoting Roman values run through the book. Each chapter consists of a chronologically organized account of the arts, with key examples illustrating the cultural and historical context within which art was created and developed. Separate features offer further discussion on the intersection of art and literature, art from the provinces, and important scholarly perspectives. Guided by a helpful structure that includes key lessons and explanatory material on artistic techniques, stories, and writing by ancient authors, readers are sure to gain a deep appreciation of art's contribution to the Roman world. --Book Jacket.
  • Regal period, 753 BC-509 BCE: the Etruscans and the question of Etruscan dominance
  • The early republic, 509-211 BCE: the spread of Roman power and forms
  • The later republic, 211-31 BCE: the origins of a Hellenistic Roman culture
  • The age of Augustus, 31 BCE-14 CE: the art of empire
  • The Julio-Claudians, 14-68 CE: the rise of Roman dynastic art
  • The Flavians, 69-96 CE: civil war, disaster and response
  • Trajan and Hadrian, 98-138 CE: emperors from the provinces
  • Antonine emperors, 138-192 CE: from an empire of gold to one of rust
  • Civil war and Severan dynasty, 193-235 CE: calm before the storm
  • The third century and the tetrarchy, 235-306 CE: crisis and renewal
  • Constantine, 306-337 CE: Christian empire and the decline of the West.
Other information
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
Additional form
  • 9781444330250 (hbk.)
  • 144433025X (hbk.)
  • 9781444330267 (pbk.)
  • 1444330268 (pbk.)
  • Alternate version: 9781118885413
Identifying numbers
  • LCCN: 2014029770
  • OCLC: 904788804
  • OCLC: 904788804