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A History of Roman Art,
2nd Edition

Fred S. Kleiner, Ph.D.

ISBN-13: 9781305885127 | ISBN-10: 1305885120

Copyright 2018

| Published 2017

| 384 pages

List Price USD $149.95

Overview

A HISTORY OF ROMAN ART, 2nd Edition, surveys the art of Rome and its empire from the time of Romulus to the death of Constantine presented in its historical, political, and social context, with coverage of Etruscan and Greek art in Italy before the rise of Rome and of Christian art and architecture during the Late Empire. Each of the 21 chapters combines a discussion of general issues and individual monuments with a series of boxed essays on architectural terminology; materials and techniques; religion and mythology; the cultural context of works of art; the role of patrons in determining the character of Roman monuments; and the problems that ancient artists and architects faced and how they solved them.

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Fred S. Kleiner, Ph.D. has been professor of art history and archeology at Boston University for four decades. He taught previously at University of Virginia and served as editor-in-chief of the American Journal of Archaeology. Acclaimed for inspiring lectures, Dr. Kleiner won Boston University's Metcalf Award for Excellence in Teaching, the College Prize for Undergraduate Advising in the Humanities, and the Distinguished Teaching Prize in the College of Arts and Sciences Honors Program. He is a fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London as well as the Text and Academic Authors Association. In addition to this title, Dr. Kleiner authored several editions of ART THROUGH THE AGES: A CONCISE HISTORY (Cengage), A HISTORY OF ROMAN ART (Cengage), and more than 100 publications on Greek and Roman art and architecture. Dr. Kleiner earned his Ph.D. from Columbia University.

  • Twenty-one chapters divided into four parts (Italy before and during the Republic; and the Early, High, and Late Empires) provide extensive coverage beginning with Etruscan and Greek art in Italy before the rise of Rome through the emergence of Christian art and architecture during the Late Empire.
  • "Problems and Solutions" features make students think critically about the decisions that went into the making of every artwork from the ancient world, by addressing the problems that painters, sculptors, and architects faced and the solutions they devised to resolve them.
  • Scales now accompany every photograph to aid students in visualizing the enormous range of sizes of the works illustrated, from handheld objects to colossal statues.
  • Now available in MindTap®, the second edition presents the latest scholarship along with zoomable images; Google Maps links for all buildings, sites, and artworks of known provenance; videos of key architectural sites; digital flashcards; and an interactive infographic Who's Who in the Roman World, featuring family trees for all the Roman emperors and their families.
  • "The Patron's Voice" boxed essays underscore the important roles played by the individuals and groups who paid for the artworks and buildings in determining the character of those monuments.
  • New timelines in each chapter help students place both artworks and historical events in chronological context.
  • The edition features more than 400 new color photographs, including hundreds of "bonus images" available in the MindTap® version of the text.
  • The second edition of A History of Roman Art maintains all of the features that made the first edition an immediate bestseller for college courses on Roman art and architecture.
  • Divided into four parts (Italy before and during the Republic; and the Early, High, and Late Empires), each of the 21 chapters combines a discussion of general issues and individual monuments with a series of boxed essays on architectural terminology; materials and techniques; religion and mythology; the cultural context of works of art; the role of patrons in determining the character of Roman monuments; and the problems that ancient artists and architects faced and how they solved them.
  • Now available in MindTap®, the new edition features almost double the number of photographs, plans, drawings, and restored views of buildings prepared expressly for this book by John Burge, as well as Google Maps coordinates for every building and site and all portable objects of known provenance. Scales now accompany every photograph to aid students in visualizing the enormous range of sizes of the works illustrated, from handheld objects to colossal statues.

Table of Contents

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Part I: ITALY BEFORE AND DURING THE REPUBLIC.
1. Italy before the Rise of Rome.
2. From Village to World Capital.
3. Republican Town Planning and Pompeii.
4. Republican Domestic Architecture and Mural Painting.
5. From Marcellus to Caesar.
Part II: THE EARLY EMPIRE.
6. The Augustan Principate.
7. Preparing for the Afterlife during the Early Empire.
8. The Pax Augusta in the West.
9. The Julio-Claudian Dynasty.
10. Civil War, the Flavians, and Nerva.
11. Pompeii and Herculaneum in the First Century CE.
Part III: THE HIGH EMPIRE.
12. Trajan, Optimus Princeps.
13. Hadrian the Philhellene.
14. The Antonines.
15. Ostia, Port and Mirror of Rome.
16. Burying the Dead during the High Empire.
Part IV: THE LATE EMPIRE.
17. The Severan Dynasty.
18. Lepcis Magna and the Eastern Provinces.
19. The Soldier Emperors.
20. The Tetrarchy.
21. Constantine, Emperor and Christian Patron.

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