A History of Roman Art provides a wide-ranging survey of the subject from the founding of Rome to the rule of Rome's first Christian emperor, Constantine. Incorporating the most up-to-date information available on the topic, this new textbook explores the creation, use, and meaning of art in the Roman world.
- Extensively illustrated with 375 color photographs and line drawings
- Broadly defines Roman art to include the various cultures that contributed to the Roman system
- Focuses throughout on the overarching themes of Rome's cultural inclusiveness and art's important role in promoting Roman values
- Discusses a wide range of Roman painting, mosaic, sculpture, and decorative arts, as well as architecture and associated sculptures within the cultural contexts they were created and developed
- Offers helpful and instructive pedagogical features for students, such as timelines; key terms defined in margins; a glossary; sidebars with key lessons and explanatory material on artistic technique, stories, and ancient authors; textboxes on art and literature, art from the provinces, and important scholarly perspectives; and primary sources in translation
- A book companion website is available at www.wiley.com/go/romanart with the following resources: PowerPoint slides, glossary, and timeline
Steven Tuck is the 2014 recipient of the American Archaeological Association's Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award.
Keywords: Roman art, painting, mosaic, sculpture, decorative arts, architecture, Rome, Constantine, Regal Period, Republic, Principate, Roman Empire, Etruscan art, Greek art, Plebian art, Roman dynastic art, early republic, later republic, age of Augustus, Julio-Claudians, the Flavians, Trajan, Hadrian, Antonine Emperors, Severan dynasty, Tetrarchy, Roman values, Art History & Criticism, Art History & Criticism