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The Resource Hellenistic and Roman ideal sculpture : the allure of the classical, Rachel Meredith Kousser

Hellenistic and Roman ideal sculpture : the allure of the classical, Rachel Meredith Kousser

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Hellenistic and Roman ideal sculpture : the allure of the classical
Title
Hellenistic and Roman ideal sculpture
Title remainder
the allure of the classical
Statement of responsibility
Rachel Meredith Kousser
Title variation
Hellenistic & Roman Ideal Sculpture
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In this book, Rachel Kousser draws on contemporary reception theory to present an approach to Hellenistic and Roman ideal sculpture. She analyzes the Romans' preference for retrospective, classicizing statuary based on Greek models as opposed to the innovative creations prized by modern scholars. Using a case study of a particular sculptural type, a forceful yet erotic image of Venus, Kousser argues that the Romans self-consciously employed such sculptures to represent their ties to the past in a rapidly evolving world. Kousser presents Hellenistic and Roman ideal sculpture as an example of a highly effective artistic tradition that was, by modern standards, extraordinarily conservative. At the same time, the Romans' flexible and opportunistic use of past forms also had important implications for the future: it constituted the origins of classicism in Western art
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UkCbUP
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1972-
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Kousser, Rachel Meredith
Dewey number
733
Index
index present
LC call number
NB94
LC item number
.K69 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Sculpture, Hellenistic
  • Sculpture, Roman
  • Classicism in art
  • Art
Label
Hellenistic and Roman ideal sculpture : the allure of the classical, Rachel Meredith Kousser
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Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015)
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
CR9781107298262
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 208 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780521877824
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Hellenistic and Roman ideal sculpture : the allure of the classical, Rachel Meredith Kousser
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
CR9781107298262
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 208 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780521877824
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote

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