A History of Roman Art (Enhanced International ed)

A History of Roman Art (Enhanced International ed)

By: Fred Kleiner (author)Paperback

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A HISTORY OF ROMAN ART, ENHANCED International Edition is a lavishly-illustrated survey of the art of Rome and the Roman Empire from the time of Romulus to the death of Constantine, presented in its historical, political, and social context. This ENHANCED EDITION has added coverage on Etruscan art in the beginning of the text. All aspects of Roman art and architecture are treated, including private art and domestic architecture, the art of the Eastern and Western provinces, the art of freedmen, and the so-called minor arts, including cameos, silverware, and coins. The book is divided into four parts-Monarchy and Republic, Early Empire, High Empire, and Late Empire-and traces the development of Roman art from its beginnings in the 8th century BCE to the mid fourth century CE, with special chapters devoted to Pompeii and Herculaneum, Ostia, funerary and provincial art and architecture, and the earliest Christian art. The original edition of this text was warmly received in the market based on a high level of scholarship, comprehensive contents, and superb visuals.

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Fred S. Kleiner (Ph.D., Columbia University) is the author or co-author of the 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th, 14th, and 15th editions of GARDNER'S ART THROUGH THE AGES: A GLOBAL HISTORY, as well as the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd editions of GARDNER'S ART THROUGH THE AGES: A CONCISE HISTORY, and more than 100 publications on Greek and Roman art and architecture, including A HISTORY OF ROMAN ART, also published by Cengage. He has taught the art history survey course for more than three decades, first at the University of Virginia and, since 1978, at Boston University, where he is currently professor of art history and archaeology. From 1985 to 1998, he was editor-in-chief of the American Journal of Archaeology. Long acclaimed for his inspiring lectures and dedication to students, Professor Kleiner won Boston University's Metcalf Award for Excellence in Teaching, as well as the College Prize for Undergraduate Advising in the Humanities in 2002, and he is a two-time winner of the Distinguished Teaching Prize in the College of Arts and Sciences Honors Program. In 2007, he was elected fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London, and, in 2009, in recognition of lifetime achievement in publication and teaching, fellow of the Text and Academic Authors Association.


INTRODUCTION: ITALY BEFORE THE RISE OF ROME. PART I: MONARCH AND REPUBLIC. 1. From Village to World Capital. 2. Republican Town Planning and Pompeii. 3. Republican Domestic Architecture and Mural Painting. 4. From Marcellus to Caesar. Part II: THE EARLY EMPIRE. 5. The Augustan Principate. 6. Preparing for the Afterlife during the Early Empire. 7. The Pax Augusta in the West. 8. The Julio-Claudian Dynasty. 9. Civil War, the Flavians, and Nerva. 10. Pompeii and Herculaneum in the First Century CE. Part III: THE HIGH EMPIRE. 11. Trajan, Optimus Princeps. 12. Hadrian the Philhellene. 13. The Antonines. 14. Ostia, Port and Mirror of Rome. 15. Burying the Dead during the High Empire. Part IV: THE LATE EMPIRE. 16. The Severan Dynasty. 17. Lepcis Magna and the Eastern Provinces. 18. The Soldier Emperors. 19. The Tetrarchy. 20. Constantine, Emperor and Christian Patron.

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  • publication date: 06/03/2010
  • ISBN13: 9780495909880
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 384
  • ID: 9780495909880
  • weight: 1125
  • ISBN10: 0495909882
  • edition: Enhanced International ed

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