Hellenistic and Roman Ideal Sculpture: The Allure of the Classical

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April 2008



This book is an illuminating analysis showing the power and allure of Greek Classical past in Hellenistic and Roman art.


1. Creating the past: the origins of classicism in Hellenistic sculpture; 2. From Greece to Rome: retrospective sculpture in the early empire; 3. From metropolis to empire: retrospective sculpture in the high empire; 4. From Roman to Christian: retrospection and transformation in late antique art.


Rachel Kousser is Assistant Professor of Ancient Art at Brooklyn College and a member of the doctoral faculty at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. She has received fellowships from the Mellon Foundation, the German Archaeological Institute in Berlin, the Romish-Germanisches Zentralmuseum Mainz, the PSC-CUNY Research Foundation, and the American Numismatic Society. She has contributed several articles to the American Journal of Archaeology.


"Kousser demonstrates how careful iconographic analysis of the material can be insightful and help us understand better the importance of sculpture in specific contexts." - Bryn Mawr Classical Review "This book is an in-depth examination of a widespread visual motif in ancient art, most famously represented by the Capua Venus and the Victory of Brescia. Kousser presents many intelligent and thought-provoking interpretations of individual works." - Classical Journal Online
EAN: 9780521877824
ISBN: 0521877822
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: April 2008
Seitenanzahl: 208 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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