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The Resource Roman eyes : visuality & subjectivity in art & text, Jaś Elsner

Roman eyes : visuality & subjectivity in art & text, Jaś Elsner

Label
Roman eyes : visuality & subjectivity in art & text
Title
Roman eyes
Title remainder
visuality & subjectivity in art & text
Statement of responsibility
Jaś Elsner
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In Roman Eyes, Jas Elsner seeks to understand the multiple ways that art in ancient Rome formulated the very conditions for its own viewing, and as a result was complicit in the construction of subjectivity in the Roman Empire." "Elsner draws upon a wide variety of visual material, from sculpture and wall paintings to coins and terracotta statuettes. He examines the different contexts in which images were used, from the religious to the voyeuristic, from the domestic to the subversive. He reads images alongside and against the rich literary tradition of the Greco-Roman world, including travel writing, prose fiction, satire, poetry, mythology and pilgrimage accounts. The picture that emerges reveals the mindsets Romans had when they viewed art - their preoccupations and theories, their cultural biases and loosely held beliefs."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Elsner, Jaś.
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Arts, Classical
  • Aesthetics, Roman
  • Visual perception
Label
Roman eyes : visuality & subjectivity in art & text, Jaś Elsner
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 303-333) and indexes
Contents
  • 1.
  • Between mimesis and divine power : visuality in the Greco-Roman world.
  • p. 1
  • 2.
  • Image and ritual : Pausanias and the sacred culture of Greek art.
  • p. 29
  • 3.
  • Discourses of style : connoisseurship in Pausanias and Lucian.
  • p. 49
  • 4.
  • Ekphrasis and the gaze : from Roman poetry to domestic wall painting.
  • p. 67
  • 5.
  • Viewing and creativity : Ovid's Pygmalion as viewer.
  • p. 113
  • 6.
  • Viewer as image : intimations of Narcissus.
  • p. 132
  • 7.
  • Viewing and decadence : Petronius' picture gallery.
  • p. 177
  • 8.
  • Genders of viewing : visualizing women in the casket of projecta.
  • p. 200
  • 9.
  • Viewing the gods : the origins of the icon in the visual culture of the Roman East.
  • p. 225
  • 10.
  • Viewing and resistance : art and religion in Dura Europos.
  • p. 253
  • Epilogue : from Diana via Venus to Isis : viewing the deity with Apuleius.
  • p. 289
Control code
ocm71266643
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
xvii, 350 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780691096773
Lccn
2006051366
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
Label
Roman eyes : visuality & subjectivity in art & text, Jaś Elsner
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 303-333) and indexes
Contents
  • 1.
  • Between mimesis and divine power : visuality in the Greco-Roman world.
  • p. 1
  • 2.
  • Image and ritual : Pausanias and the sacred culture of Greek art.
  • p. 29
  • 3.
  • Discourses of style : connoisseurship in Pausanias and Lucian.
  • p. 49
  • 4.
  • Ekphrasis and the gaze : from Roman poetry to domestic wall painting.
  • p. 67
  • 5.
  • Viewing and creativity : Ovid's Pygmalion as viewer.
  • p. 113
  • 6.
  • Viewer as image : intimations of Narcissus.
  • p. 132
  • 7.
  • Viewing and decadence : Petronius' picture gallery.
  • p. 177
  • 8.
  • Genders of viewing : visualizing women in the casket of projecta.
  • p. 200
  • 9.
  • Viewing the gods : the origins of the icon in the visual culture of the Roman East.
  • p. 225
  • 10.
  • Viewing and resistance : art and religion in Dura Europos.
  • p. 253
  • Epilogue : from Diana via Venus to Isis : viewing the deity with Apuleius.
  • p. 289
Control code
ocm71266643
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
xvii, 350 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780691096773
Lccn
2006051366
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)

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