Classical Art From Greece to Rome Oxford History of Art eBook ¿ Paperback ☆ Mary Beard

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Classical Art From Greece to Rome Oxford History of Art eBook ¿ Paperback ☆ Mary Beard ☆ The stunning masterpieces of Ancient Greece and Rome are fundamental to the story of art in Western culture and to the origins of art history The expanding Greek world of Alexander the Great hNt tyrants and the sensual beauty of Apollo and Venus Concluding with that most influential invention of all the human portrait it highlights the re discovery of Classical art in the modern world from the treasure hunts of Renaissance Rome to scientific retrieval of artworks in the twenty first centu Really gorgeous photo's and a pleasure to read I came to it as a new comer to the classical world but I think the confirmed enthusiast would also enjoy this work

pdf ✓ Classical Art From Greece to Rome Oxford History of Art  Mary Beard

Re thought the stunning legacy of Greek painting and sculpture culminating in the greatest art collector the world had ever seen the Roman emperor HadrianThis exciting new look at Classical art starts with the excavation of the buried city of Pompeii and investigates the grandiose monuments of ancie I really enjoyed this book and learned uite a lot but DAMN if it wasn’t a little difficult to push through There’s a L O T of history and philosophers ancient historians cousins of important dudes mentioned It reads like a textbook uickly moving from topic to topic The last two chapters on art and power and portraiture were difficult but ultimately interesting

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Classical Art From Greece to Rome Oxford History of ArtThe stunning masterpieces of Ancient Greece and Rome are fundamental to the story of art in Western culture and to the origins of art history The expanding Greek world of Alexander the Great had an enormous impact on the Mediterranean superpower of Rome Generals rulers and artists seized imitated and This book of Art History is too much art and too little history It glosses over history you won't learn than 'we have no idea where this statue comes from nor from what time it came nor how it got here nor whether it's original nor who it's supposed to be' and doesn't get any further than the interpretations of the classical art made since the Renaissance Although it is useful to realize how much of the art we see is a 16th or 17th century reconstruction and how our own views may influence our interpretation I got the message after the first few times it was mentioned I didn't need the next few hundred timesThe authors's interpretations sometimes get really far fetched and groundlessThough this book might be of interest to art historians or to people who enjoy interpreting art I suggest that people interested in history stay away from this book since you'll find very little of that here