Visual Power in Ancient Greece and Rome : Between Art and Social Reality, Hardback Book

Visual Power in Ancient Greece and Rome : Between Art and Social Reality Hardback

Part of the Sather Classical Lectures series

Description

Visual culture was an essential part of ancient social, religious, and political life.

Appearance and experience of beings and things was of paramount importance.

In Visual Power in Ancient Greece and Rome, Tonio H lscher explores the fundamental phenomena of Greek and Roman visual culture and their enormous impact on the ancient world, considering memory over time, personal appearance, conceptualization and representation of reality, and significant decoration as fundamental categories of art as well as of social practice.

With an emphasis on public spaces such as sanctuaries, agora and forum, H lscher investigates the ways in which these spaces were used, viewed, and experienced in religious rituals, political manifestations, and social interaction.

Information

  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 426 pages, 162 b-w images, 36 b-w maps
  • Publisher: University of California Press
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  • Category: Ancient & classical art,BCE to c 500 CE
  • ISBN: 9780520294936

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