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  • Recarving of Roman portraits in Late Antiquityby M. Prusac

    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...

  • Skulpturby Victoria Charles

    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...

  • Remove Not/Ancient Landmark:Puby Reynolds

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 45.95

    First Published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Der Tod und die Mädchenby Christian Russenberger

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 182.00

    Why was the bloody struggle between the Amazons and Greeks among the most popular subjects for depiction on Roman sarcophagi? This study uses the extensive corpus of Amazon sarcophageal imagery as a source for examining key aspects of the history of bodies and the history of representations of violence. It provides insight into the radical... more...

  • Historic Gravestone Art of Charleston, South Carolina, 1695-1802by David R. Mould; Missy Loewe

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2006; US$ 45.00

    "Here lyes Buried the Body of MARTHA PERONNEAU...Departed This Life December Ye 14th 1746 Aged 13 Years." Such an inscription was typical of 18th century grave markers in Charleston, South Carolina. Many epitaphs went on to reveal much more about the deceased: personality, religious beliefs, career accomplishments and social position. Attention... more...

  • Royal bronze statuary from ancient Egyptby M. Hill

    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...

  • Roman Imperial Statue Basesby Jakob Munk Højte

    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...

  • Roman Portraits in Contextby Jane Fejfer

    De Gruyter 2008; US$ 196.00

    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... more...

  • Pioneer Cemeteriesby Annette Stott

    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...

  • Commemorating the Polish Renaissance Childby Ms Jeannie Labno

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 139.95

    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...