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Author Kousser, Rachel Meredith, 1972-

Title Hellenistic and Roman ideal sculpture : the allure of the classical / Rachel Meredith Kousser.

Imprint Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2008.


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 3rd Floor    733 KOU    Available
Description xv, 208 p. : ill. ; 27 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 179-197) and index.
Contents Creating the past: the origins of classicism in Hellenistic sculpture -- From Greece to Rome: retrospective sculpture in the early empire -- From metropolis to empire: retrospective sculpture in the high empire -- From Roman to Christian: retrospection and transformation in late antique art.
Summary Rachel Kousser draws on contemporary reception theory to present a new approach to Hellenistic and Roman ideal sculpture. She analyses the Romans' preference for retrospective, classicizing statuary based on Greek models as opposed to the innovative creations prized by modern scholars.
Subject Sculpture, Hellenistic.
Sculpture, Roman.
Classicism in art.
Art -- Philosophy.
ISBN 9780521877824 (hardcover)
0521877822 (hardcover)

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