The Language of Images in Roman Art
Cambridge University Press, Nov 18, 2004 - Architecture - 151 pages
This book develops a new theoretical concept for the understanding of the Roman art of images. It establishes a connection between artistic forms and content and expressions of ideology, such as the glorification of state and ruler, war and triumph. A large role is played in this by the reception of earlier images from Greek art. Roman art therefore appears to operate as a semantic system which, from an interdisciplinary perspective, can be compared both with the forms of Roman literature and with the language of images of other cultures.
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their reception in Rome
the tradition of Classical dignity
the elements and their use
premisses and structure
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