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- BRILL 2010; US$ 226.00
This book is based on an investigation of more than five hundred recarved portraits. It includes analyses of different recarving methods, some of which can be attributed to geographically localised workshops. The different recarving methods have made it possible to suggest classifiable categories, which together underpin a hypothesis that the late-antique... more...
- Parkstone International 2011; US$ 5.00
Die Mega Square-Ausgabe Skulptur umschließt 23.000 Jahre dieser Kunstform und mehr als 120 der beeindruckendsten Skulpturen der Welt: von prähistorischer Kunst über ägyptische Statuen und Michelangelo zu Henry Moore und Niki de Saint-Phalle. Das Buch beleuchtet die große Auswahl an Werken, die Evolution von Stilen über die Jahrhunderte und die Besonderheiten... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2011; US$ 134.95
Through an exploration of the unique Polish tradition of child commemoration, this book raises issues beyond the monuments themselves, about Polish social life and family structuring in the early modern period, including attitudes to children and the position of women, as well as the transmission and reception of Renaissance ideas outside Italy. Drawing... more...
- BRILL 2004; US$ 118.00
This study exploits the clues offered by bronze royal statuary to carefully analyze this large subgroup by identifying 125 datable examples out of nearly 300. It also establishes a more precise understanding of the role of small royal bronze statuary through a focus on the popular kneeling pose. more...
- Aarhus University Press 2005; US$ 47.75
This volume includes a catalogue of 2,300 known statue bases from nearly 800 sites throughout the Roman Empire. Moreover, since it covers a period of 250 years, it allows for the first time consistent geographic, chronological and commemorative patterns to emerge. more...
- De Gruyter 2008; US$ 168.00
No other monumental art form was so widely disseminated throughout the Roman Empire as the portrait statue, and its impact on city life was crucial. By combining a wide socio-historical perspective with a close reading of individual images, their setting, and their inscribed texts, this book suggests how to read the meaning of portraits, even the ones... more...
- University of Nebraska Press 2008; US$ 36.95
As pioneers attempted to settle and civilize the Wild West, cemeteries became important cultural centers. Filled with carved wooden headboards, inscribed local stones, and Italian marble statues, cemeteries functioned as symbols of stability and progress toward a European-inspired vision of Manifest Destiny. As repositories of art and history,... more...
- De Gruyter 2011; US$ 154.00
The ceremonial centers of the Syro-Hittite city-states (1200-700 BC) were lavishly decorated with large-scale, open-air figurative reliefs ? an original and greatly influential artistic tradition. But why exactly did the production of such an array of monumental images ever start? This volume explores how Syro-Hittite monumental art was used as a powerful... more...
- University of California Press 2004; US$ 70.00
In 1928, and again in 1937, parts of a large-scale bronze horse and nearly complete jockey were recovered from the sea off Cape Artemision in Greece, where they had gone down in a shipwreck. These original Hellenistic sculptures, known together as the "Horse and Jockey Group from Artemision," are among the very few surviving bronze sculptures from... more...
- BRILL 2011; US$ 241.00
This book investigates Hellenistic popular religion through an interdisciplinary study of figurines of Egyptian deities from Delos. The results offer a new perspective on Hellenistic reinterpretations of Egyptian religion, as well as the relationship between ?popular? and ?official? cults. more...