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Leisure And Luxury In The Age Of Nero

Author : Elaine K. Gazda
ISBN : 0990662349
Genre : Art
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Catalogue of the exhibition held at Kelsey Museum of Archaeology, Ann Arbor, Michigan.
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Roman Artists Patrons And Public Consumption

Author : Brenda Longfellow
ISBN : 9780472130658
Genre : Art
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A fascinating shift toward more nuanced interpretations of Roman art that look at different kinds of social knowledge and local contexts
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Renaissance Porticoes And Painted Pergolas

Author : Natsumi Nonaka
ISBN : 9781351858182
Genre : Art
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This book is the first study of the portico and its decorative program as a cultural phenomenon in Renaissance Italy. Focusing on a largely neglected group of porticoes decorated with painted pergolas that appeared in Rome and environs in the sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries, it tells the story of how an element of the garden—the pergola—became a pictorial topos in portico decoration, and evolved, hand in hand with its real cousin in the garden, into an object for cultural emulation among the educated patrons of early modern Rome. The liminality of both the portico and the pergola at the interface of architecture and garden is key to the interpretation of these architectural and painted forms, which rests on the intersecting frameworks of the classical tradition, natural history, and the cultural identity of the aristocracy. In the mediating space of the Renaissance portico, the illusionism pergola created an art gallery, a natural history museum, and a virtual garden where one could engage in leisurely strolls, learned conversations, appreciation of art, and scientific investigation, as well as extensive travel across time and space. The book proposes the interpretation that the illusionistic pergola was an artistic formula for the early modern perception of nature.
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The Roman Villa In The Mediterranean Basin

Author : Annalisa Marzano
ISBN : 9781316730614
Genre : Art
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This volume offers a comprehensive survey of Roman villas in Italy and the Mediterranean provinces of the Roman Empire, from their origins to the collapse of the Empire. The architecture of villas could be humble or grand, and sometimes luxurious. Villas were most often farms where wine, olive oil, cereals, and manufactured goods, among other products, were produced. They were also venues for hospitality, conversation, and thinking on pagan, and ultimately Christian, themes. Villas spread as the Empire grew. Like towns and cities, they became the means of power and assimilation, just as infrastructure, such as aqueducts and bridges, was transforming the Mediterranean into a Roman sea. The distinctive Roman/Italian villa type was transferred to the provinces, resulting in Mediterranean-wide culture of rural dwelling and work that further unified the Empire.
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Gardens Of The Roman Empire

Author : Wilhelmina F. Jashemski
ISBN : 9781108327039
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In Gardens of the Roman Empire, the pioneering archaeologist Wilhelmina F. Jashemski sets out to examine the role of ancient Roman gardens in daily life throughout the empire. This study, therefore, includes for the first time, archaeological, literary, and artistic evidence about ancient Roman gardens across the entire Roman Empire from Britain to Arabia. Through well-illustrated essays by leading scholars in the field, various types of gardens are examined, from how Romans actually created their gardens to the experience of gardens as revealed in literature and art. Demonstrating the central role and value of gardens in Roman civilization, Jashemski and a distinguished, international team of contributors have created a landmark reference work that will serve as the foundation for future scholarship on this topic. An accompanying digital catalogue will be made available at: www.gardensoftheromanempire.org.
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Greek For Reading

Author : Gerda M. Seligson
ISBN : 0472082663
Genre : Foreign Language Study
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A highly innovative approach to Classical Greek for beginning students
Category: Foreign Language Study