Ancient & classical art

    Iranian Expanse

    By Matthew P. Canepa

    Hardback £46.86

    The Iranian Expanse explores how kings in the ancient Iranian world utilized the built and natural environment-everything from royal cities and paradise gardens, to hunting enclosures and fire temples-to form and contest Iranian cultural memory, royal identity, and sacred cosmologies over a thousand years of history. Although scholars have often...

    Pietro Bembo on Etna: The Ascent of a Venetian Humanist

    By Gareth D. Williams

    Hardback £43.37

    This book is centered on the Venetian humanist Pietro Bembo 1470-1547, on his ascent of Mount Etna in 1493, and above all on the striking artistic originality of the elegant Latin work that he wrote about his climb after his return to Venice in 1494: his De Aetna, published at...

    OCR Classical Civilisation AS and A Level Components 21 and

    By James Renshaw

    Paperback Save £0.54 = £14.45

    This textbook supports OCR's AS and A-Level Classical Civilisation and is written for students taking Component 21 or 22 from the 'Culture and the Arts' Component Group. The ideal preparation for the final examinations, this book covers the two options Greek Theatre and Imperial Image. Experts and experienced teachers present...

    Visual Style and Constructing Identity in the Hellenistic Wo

    By Miguel John Versluys

    Hardback Save £9.78 = £69.21

    This book provides a new interpretation of Nemrud Dag, a key Hellenistic monument with both Greek and Persian elements. It develops a novel approach to understanding relations between visual style and constructing identity in antiquity, and will be important for those interested in cultural dynamics, dynastic propaganda and ancient globalisation.

    Artists and Artistic Production in Ancient Greece

    Hardback Save £7.61 = £57.38

    Artists and Artistic Production in Ancient Greece questions many long-held ideas and provides a deeper understanding of particular artists and architects.

    Antiquity: Origins, Classicism and the New Rome

    By Christopher Tadgell

    Paperback Save £2.13 = £42.87

    This is the first in a series of seven books that describe and illustrate the seminal architectural traditions of the world. It describes the origins of the Classical tradition in the mountain temples of Sumer, the pyramids of Egypt and the ziggurats of Mesopotamia. The story continues with the temples,...

    Frame in Classical Art

    Hardback Save £13.81 = £91.19

    This book reveals how 'marginal' aspects of Graeco-Roman art play a fundamental role in shaping and interrogating ancient and modern visual culture.

    Berlin Painter and His World

    By Nathan Arrington

    Hardback £44.96

    The Berlin Painter was the name given by British classicist and art historian Sir John Beazley to an otherwise anonymous Athenian red-figure vase-painter. The artist's long career extended from about 505 B.C. well into the 460s, and his elegant renderings of daily life and mythological stories offer invaluable insight into...

    Material Culture, Power, and Identity in Ancient China

    By Xiaolong Wu

    Hardback Save £10.72 = £74.28

    This comprehensive study of a mysterious state in ancient China offers fresh new perspectives for interpreting the history, archaeology, and art of China's late Bronze Age. The careful scrutiny of the splendid bronze artefacts and their inscriptions reveal fascinating messages related to power and identity.

    Collectors, Scholars, and Forgers in the Ancient World

    By Carolyn Higbie

    Hardback Save £5.34 = £59.66

    This volume focuses on how ancient Greek and Roman fascination with works of art, texts, and antiquarian objects gave rise to the production of copies and forgeries. Drawing on a range of examples and up-to-date scholarship on forgery it offers insight into what the ancients found valuable and how they...

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