A History of Roman Art

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Thomson/Wadsworth, 2007 - Art - 340 pages
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A HISTORY OF ROMAN ART is a new authoritative and 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. 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.

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Contents

Rome and Latium under the Republic
4
Arches Barrel Vaults and Concrete
12
Republican Domestic Architecture and Mural Painting
31
Summary
45
The Pax Augusta
59
The Res Gestae of the Deified Augustus
67
Preparing for the Afterlife during the Early Empire
79
The Pax Augusta in the West
89
Buildings on Coins
160
Hadrian the Philhellene
171
Hadrian and Apollodorus of Damascus
180
Burying the Dead during the High Empire
217
Battle and Biographical Sarcophagi
224
The Soldier Emperors
263
Sarcophagi
270
Architecture
277

Summary
101
The JulioClaudian Dynasty
103
Summary
117
The Triumph of Vespasian and Titus
131
Mural Painting
146
Trajan Optimus Princeps
153
Constantine Emperor and Christian Patron
291
Early Christian Art and Architecture
299
Glossary 7
307
Bibliography
315
Credits
321
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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 ART THROUGH THE AGES: A GLOBAL HISTORY, as well as the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd editions of 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.

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