The Houses of Roman Italy, 100 B.C.-A.D. 250

The Houses of Roman Italy, 100 B.C.-A.D. 250

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qExtensively documented with well-chosen, good quality photographs, Clarke's book effectively surveys these representative examples from the Late Republic to the Late Empire, illustrating the shift in the agendas of decoration as well as in the patterns of the lives played out behind closed doors within these highly charged domestic interiors.q--Richard Brilliant, author of Visual Narratives: Storytelling in Etruscan a Roman Art qAn enlightening and engaging walk through Roman cultural history. . . .This book will be essential to anyone interested in the classical past, in artistic ensembles, or in the experience of architecture.q--Diane Favro, University of California, Los Angeles qReal experts in Roman painting are few. This book should be very welcome to Roman art historians and social historians wanting to present this material to their students.q--Eleanor Winsor Leach, author of The Rhetoric of SpaceINTRODUCTION 1 he aim of this book is to put ensembles of Roman interior decoration back into context. ... and have even attempted to reconstruct lost originals of Greek art from the imagery included in Roman mosaics and wall paintings.

Title:The Houses of Roman Italy, 100 B.C.-A.D. 250
Author:John R. Clarke
Publisher:Univ of California Press - 1991


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