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The Art of Greece and Rome

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Published by Cambridge University Press .
Written in English


  • History of art: BCE to c 500 CE, ancient & classical world,
  • General,
  • Art & Art Instruction,
  • Art,
  • Ancient Greece,
  • Ancient Rome,
  • History - General,
  • Art / General,
  • Art, Classical

Book details:

The Physical Object
Number of Pages186
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7765667M
ISBN 100521832802
ISBN 109780521832809

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In The Art of Greece and Rome Susan Woodford illuminates the great achievements of classical art and architecture and conveys a sense of the excitement that fired the creative artists of the ancient world. What Onians has accomplished is nothing less than a cohesive and comprehensive analysis of Classical art and of the cultures of ancient Greece and Rome. Some (very few) books serve as a "magic carpet" which transports their reader to ancient experiences which would otherwise be inaccessible. This one of those by: The Art of Greece and Rome Susan Woodford No preview available - About the author () Dr Susan Woodford teaches Greek and Roman art for the University of London . This book is a handy compilation of primary sources (in translation) concerning the art and architecture of ancient Greece. It is mainly helpful for the serious graduate by: 4.

The Art of Greece and Rome by Susan Woodford and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at J. J. Pollitt, The Art of Greece: Sources and Documents (Cambridge University Press, ); The Art of Rome bc –ad (Prentice Hall, Sources and Documents, ), both paperback. Briefly annotated translations of intelligently selected passages from many different ancient authors. After the 5th century bc, vase painting became a minor art and could only dimly reflect the great achievements taking place elsewhere. By the end of the 4th century bc, it had virtually died out. Copies of Greek paintings made for the Romans, though closer to the sources of their inspiration than paintings on pottery, are not as accurate as. The Metropolitan Museum of Art (colloquially, the Met) is the largest art museum in the United States. It was founded on Ap , "to be located in the City of New York, for the purpose of establishing and maintaining in said city a Museum and library of art, of encouraging and developing the study of the fine arts, and the application of arts to manufacture and practical life, of advancing4/5(1).

While Greek painting has been largely lost, a great deal of Roman painting has survived. Most of what we have comes from the walls of private houses and public buildings in Pompeii and Herculaneum, two provincial but fashionable towns that were buried when Vesuvius erupted in ad A few other paintings have also been found in Rome and elsewhere. "This is no conventional book on Classical Art, but a critique of Greek art through Roman eyes, analyzing the complexity of the Romans' reception of Greek pictorial and sculptural 'masterpieces,' most of which are only known today through their Roman versions."--Richard Brilliant, Columbia UniversityCited by:   Open Library is an open, editable library catalog, building towards a web page for every book ever published. The art of Greece and Rome by Susan Woodford, December 6, , Cambridge University Press edition, Paperback in English - 2 editionCited by: 3. The 21st century has other concerns. The intensity of passion once felt for the art of Greece and Rome has faded, but the beauty and power of the creations themselves remain, mute but eloquent testimony to the glory that was Greece and the grandeur that was Rome.