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Image and Myth: A History of Pictorial Narration in Greek Art

Luca Giuliani

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226297651
eISBN:
9780226025902
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226025902.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine

On museum visits, we pass by beautiful, well-preserved vases from ancient Greece—but how often do we understand what the images on them depict? This book tells the stories behind the pictures, ... More


Introduction

Milette Gaifman

in Aniconism in Greek Antiquity

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199645787
eISBN:
9780191741623
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199645787.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine

This introductory chapter first sets out the book's purpose, which is to explore the phenomenon of aniconism in Greek antiquity. It examines the nature and significance of the phenomenon of aniconism ... More


The Ruin of the Eternal City: Antiquity and Preservation in Renaissance Rome

David Karmon

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199766895
eISBN:
9780199896745
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199766895.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine, World History: BCE to 500CE

In Renaissance Rome, ancient ruins were preserved as often as they were mined for their materials. Although the question of what to preserve and how continued to be subject to debate, preservation ... More


A Sixteenth-Century Meteor in the Roman Forum

David Karmon

in The Ruin of the Eternal City: Antiquity and Preservation in Renaissance Rome

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199766895
eISBN:
9780199896745
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199766895.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine, World History: BCE to 500CE

While archaeologists such as Rodolfo Lanciani used inflammatory rhetoric to describe the destruction of antiquity in sixteenth-century Rome, this familiar criticism has also caused us to ignore ... More


Renaissance Collectors and Thieves

Marina Belozerskaya

in Medusa’s Gaze: The Extraordinary Journey of the Tazza Farnese

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199739318
eISBN:
9780199979356
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199739318.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine

In the fifteenth century the Tazza came to Italy and became coveted by preeminent collectors of antiquities. Its first owner was Alfonso of Aragon, king of Naples. He seems to have presented the ... More


In Women’s Hands

Marina Belozerskaya

in Medusa’s Gaze: The Extraordinary Journey of the Tazza Farnese

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199739318
eISBN:
9780199979356
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199739318.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine

After Lorenzo’s death his collection passed down through the Medici family and was inherited by Alessandro il Moro. Upon his assassination in 1536, his possessions, including the Tazza, were ... More


Gems and Ruins in Bourbon Naples

Marina Belozerskaya

in Medusa’s Gaze: The Extraordinary Journey of the Tazza Farnese

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199739318
eISBN:
9780199979356
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199739318.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine

After the last Farnese duke died, the family art collection passed to Charles Bourbon, king of Naples, who turned his backward city into a mecca for Grand Tourists. They came to see the royal ... More


Antiquity on Display: Regimes of the Authentic in Berlin's Pergamon Museum

Can Bilsel

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199570553
eISBN:
9780191808272
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199570553.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine

Reconstructing the lost monuments of Antiquity became, after 1800, a complement to Europe's colonial imagination. Countless archaeologists and architects travelled to the East, excavated extinct ... More


Envoi: The Twofold Liminality of Lessing’s

Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht

in Rethinking Lessing's Laocoon: Antiquity, Enlightenment, and the 'Limits' of Painting and Poetry

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780198802228
eISBN:
9780191840562
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198802228.003.0015
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

In his epilogue to the volume, Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht examines what it means to read Lessing’s text from a distance of 250 years. Tackling problems of hermeneutics, materiality, and the reception of ... More


The History of Human Habitation: Ancient Domestic Architecture in Nineteenth-Century Europe

Shelley Hales

in Housing the New Romans: Architectural Reception and Classical Style in the Modern World

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780190272333
eISBN:
9780190272357
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190272333.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine

Charles Garnier’s exhibition L’Histoire de l’habitation humaine, designed for the 1889 Exposition Universelle in Paris, included reconstructions of Greek, Roman and, most originally, a Gallo-Roman ... More


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