Tonio H lscher develops a new theoretical concept for understanding the Roman art of images by establishing a connection between artistic forms and content and expressions of ideology--such as the glorification of state and ruler, war and triumph. A large role is played here by the reception of earlier images from Greek art. Roman art therefore appears to operate as a semantic system which, from an interdisciplinary perspective, can be compared with the forms of Roman literature as well as the language of images of other cultures.
Author: Tonio Holscher Publisher: Cambridge University Press Published: 11/18/2004 Pages: 188 Binding Type: Paperback Weight: 0.60lbs Size: 8.95h x 6.44w x 0.51d ISBN: 9780521665698
About the Author Elsner, Jas: - Jas' Elsner is Humfry Payne Senior Research Fellow in Classical Art and Archaeology in the University of Oxford. His books include Art and the Roman Viewer (Cambridge University Press, 1995) and Imperial Rome and Christian Triumph (1998).