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Elgin Arguments

by Nigel Konstam

<p>Nigel Konstam argues that the most highly praised among <em>The Elgin Marbles,</em> the highest achievement of Classical Greek sculpture, are in fact Roman reproductions of the original Greek sculptures that had been damaged by nearly 600 ...

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Epiphanius of Salamis, Doctor of Iconoclasm? Deconstruction of a Myth

by Steven Bigham

<p>St. Epiphanius of Salamis lived in Cyprus during the 4th century. He is a Father of the Church known for his determined fight against heresy. And yet, five texts denouncing any use of images have been attributed to him. On the basis of these ...

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History of Painting

by John Charles Van Dyke

<p>The origin of painting is unknown. The first important records of this art are met with in Egypt; but before the Egyptian civilization the men of the early ages probably used color in ornamentation and decoration, and they certainly scratched

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Hyecho's Journey

The World of Buddhism

by Donald S. Lopez Jr.

<p>In the year 721, a young Buddhist monk named Hyecho set out from the kingdom of Silla, on the Korean peninsula, on what would become one of the most extraordinary journeys in history. Sailing first to China, Hyecho continued to what is today ...

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Iconoclasm from Antiquity to Modernity

by Kristine Kolrud & Marina Prusac

<p>The phenomenon of iconoclasm, expressed through hostile actions towards images, has occurred in many different cultures throughout history. The destruction and mutilation of images is often motivated by a blend of political and religious ...

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Italy's Lost Greece

Magna Graecia and the Making of Modern Archaeology

by Giovanna Ceserani

<p><em>Italy's Lost Greece</em> is the untold story of the modern engagement with the ancient Greek settlements of South Italy--an area known since antiquity as Magna Graecia. This &quot;Greater Greece,&quot; at once Greek and Italian, has ...

ISBN: 9780190453961

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L'icône dans la tradition orthodoxe

by Steven Bigham

<p>Pour apprécier l&apos;icône orthodoxe, il faut comprendre plusieurs éléments à la fois : l&apos;histoire, la théologie, l&apos;objet d&apos;art, les artistes. D&apos;abord, l&apos;histoire : l&apos;iconographie s&apos;est développée à travers

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Nero (Serapis Classics)

by Jacob Abbott

<p>Antium was situated on the sea-coast about thirty miles south of the Tiber. A bold promontory here projects into the sea, affording from its declivities the most extended and magnificent views on every side. On the north, looking from the ...

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Ottoman Art

by Adem Cetinkaya

<p>The greatest contribution of Ottoman art is in the fields of manuscript painting and ceramics. Ottoman ceramics, mass-produced to supply both local and foreign markets, enjoyed the widest circulation and the highest reputation of all portable

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Overcoming Ptolemy

The Revelation of an Asian World Region

by Geoffrey C. Gunn

<p>Studies on global metageography are enjoying a revival, and in no way is this better referenced than against the geo-world system bequeathed by Claudius Ptolemy almost two thousand years ago. This is all the more important when we consider ...

ISBN: 9781498590143

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Pompeii

(Grove Art Essentials)

by Tran Tam Tinh, Eugene Dwyer, Volker Michael Strocka & others

<p>Situated in the Sarno River valley in southern Italy, on a gentle slope facing the sea to the south of Vesuvius, the Roman site of Pompeii was already famous throughout the ancient world when it was destroyed by the eruption of Mt Vesuvius in

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Radical Traditionalism

The Influence of Walter Kaegi in Late Antique, Byzantine, and Medieval Studies

by David Olster & Christian Raffensperger

<p><em>Radical Traditionalism: The Influence of Walter Kaegi in Late Antique, Byzantine, and Medieval Studies</em> brings together scholars from fields and disciplines as diverse as medieval history, Byzantine history, Roman art history, and ...

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Roman Artists, Patrons, and Public Consumption

Familiar Works Reconsidered

by Brenda Longfellow & Ellen Perry

<p>In recent decades, the study of Roman art has shifted focus dramatically from issues of connoisseurship, typology, and chronology to analyses of objects within their contemporary contexts and local environments. Scholars challenge the notion,

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Romanesque. Chapter 7 of Brief Guide to the History of Architectural Styles

by Tatyana Fedulova

<p>Romanesque is a 7th chapter of the series containing:<br />- Ancient Egypt<br />- Ancient Mesopotamia<br />- Cretan-Mycenaean<br />- Ancient Greece<br />- Ancient Rome<br />- Byzantine architecture<br />- Romanesque<br />- Gothic ...

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Saints and Spectacle

Byzantine Mosaics in their Cultural Setting

by Carolyn L. Connor

<p><em>Saints and Spectacle</em> examines the origins and reception of the Middle Byzantine program of mosaic decoration. This complex and colorful system of images covers the walls and vaults of churches with figures and compositions seen ...

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Shoes, Slippers, and Sandals

Feet and Footwear in Classical Antiquity

by Sadie Pickup & Sally Waite

<p>This edited volume groups research on the significance of ancient feet and footwear, much of which was presented, discussed and reviewed at the conference: Shoes, Slippers and Sandals: Feet and Footwear in Antiquity, held at Newcastle ...

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Suis manibus fecerat: Queen Dido as a Producer of Ceremonial Textiles

by Meyers, Gretchen E.

"This essay builds on Valone's observations of Dido's famed public persona as a builder by turning to another aspect of her behavior in the Aeneid that is rarely discussed, and certainly never in terms of public life or impact, namely her role ...

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The Afterlife of Greek and Roman Sculpture

Late Antique Responses and Practices

by Lea Stirling & Troels M Kristensen

<p>For centuries, statuary décor was a main characteristic of any city, sanctuary, or villa in the Roman world. However, from the third century CE onward, the prevalence of statues across the Roman Empire declined dramatically. By the end of the

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The Brass Bottle

by F. Anstey

<p data-version='1.1'>F. Antsey was a pen name used by English novelist Thomas Guthrie, whose comic novels were very popular in the early 19th century.</p> ...

ISBN: 9781386286028

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THE DRAWINGS OF LEONARDO DA VINCI - 49 pen and ink sketches and studies by the Master

by Illustrated By Leonardo Da Vinci & Introduced by Charles Lewis Hind

<p>This volume is intended for all art-lovers and students of art anywhere in the world. Words are not required to describe the beauty of these drawings, their splendour speaks volumes instead.</p> <p>Herein you will find 49 pen and ink ...

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