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A History of Roman Art 2nd Edition

Fred S. Kleiner

  • Published
  • Previous Editions 2011, 2007
Starting At 88.00 See pricing and ISBN options

Overview

Winner of the prestigious TAA Textbook Excellence Award, A HISTORY OF ROMAN ART has been updated to reflect scholarship advances of the past decade, and dramatically expands the lavish photographic documentation of the first edition with more than 400 new color photographs available in the text and online in MindTap®. Professor Kleiner's approach to telling the story of Roman art and architecture, widely praised for its clarity, readability, and accuracy, is maintained in the new edition. A HISTORY OF ROMAN ART surveys the art of Rome and its empire from the time of Romulus to the death of Constantine presented in its historical, political, and social context, with coverage of Etruscan and Greek art in Italy before the rise of Rome and of Christian art and architecture during the Late Empire. Special chapters are devoted to Pompeii and Herculaneum, funerary and provincial art in all media.

Fred S. Kleiner, Boston University

Fred S. Kleiner (Ph.D., Columbia University) is the author or co-author of the 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th, 14th, and 15th editions of GARDNER'S ART THROUGH THE AGES: A GLOBAL HISTORY, as well as the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd editions of GARDNER'S ART THROUGH THE AGES: A CONCISE HISTORY, and more than 100 publications on Greek and Roman art and architecture, including A HISTORY OF ROMAN ART, also published by Cengage. He has taught the art history survey course for more than three decades, first at the University of Virginia and, since 1978, at Boston University, where he is currently professor of art history and archaeology. From 1985 to 1998, he was editor-in-chief of the American Journal of Archaeology. Long acclaimed for his inspiring lectures and dedication to students, Professor Kleiner won Boston University's Metcalf Award for Excellence in Teaching, as well as the College Prize for Undergraduate Advising in the Humanities in 2002, and he is a two-time winner of the Distinguished Teaching Prize in the College of Arts and Sciences Honors Program. In 2007, he was elected fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London, and, in 2009, in recognition of lifetime achievement in publication and teaching, fellow of the Text and Academic Authors Association.
  • Now available in MindTap®, the second edition presents the latest scholarship along with zoomable images; Google Maps links for all buildings, sites, and artworks of known provenance; videos of key architectural sites; digital flashcards; and an interactive infographic Who's Who in the Roman World, featuring family trees for all the Roman emperors and their families.
  • Twenty-one chapters divided into four parts (Italy before and during the Republic; and the Early, High, and Late Empires) provide extensive coverage beginning with Etruscan and Greek art in Italy before the rise of Rome through the emergence of Christian art and architecture during the Late Empire.
  • The edition features more than 400 new color photographs, including hundreds of "bonus images" available in the MindTap® version of the text.
  • New timelines in each chapter help students place both artworks and historical events in chronological context.
  • "The Patron's Voice" boxed essays underscore the important roles played by the individuals and groups who paid for the artworks and buildings in determining the character of those monuments.
  • "Problems and Solutions" features make students think critically about the decisions that went into the making of every artwork from the ancient world, by addressing the problems that painters, sculptors, and architects faced and the solutions they devised to resolve them.
  • Scales now accompany every photograph to aid students in visualizing the enormous range of sizes of the works illustrated, from handheld objects to colossal statues.
  • Now available in MindTap®, the new edition features almost double the number of photographs, plans, drawings, and restored views of buildings prepared expressly for this book by John Burge, as well as Google Maps coordinates for every building and site and all portable objects of known provenance. Scales now accompany every photograph to aid students in visualizing the enormous range of sizes of the works illustrated, from handheld objects to colossal statues.
  • The second edition of A History of Roman Art maintains all of the features that made the first edition an immediate bestseller for college courses on Roman art and architecture.
  • Divided into four parts (Italy before and during the Republic; and the Early, High, and Late Empires), each of the 21 chapters combines a discussion of general issues and individual monuments with a series of boxed essays on architectural terminology; materials and techniques; religion and mythology; the cultural context of works of art; the role of patrons in determining the character of Roman monuments; and the problems that ancient artists and architects faced and how they solved them.
Part I: ITALY BEFORE AND DURING THE REPUBLIC.
1. Italy before the Rise of Rome.
2. From Village to World Capital.
3. Republican Town Planning and Pompeii.
4. Republican Domestic Architecture and Mural Painting.
5. From Marcellus to Caesar.
Part II: THE EARLY EMPIRE.
6. The Augustan Principate.
7. Preparing for the Afterlife during the Early Empire.
8. The Pax Augusta in the West.
9. The Julio-Claudian Dynasty.
10. Civil War, the Flavians, and Nerva.
11. Pompeii and Herculaneum in the First Century CE.
Part III: THE HIGH EMPIRE.
12. Trajan, Optimus Princeps.
13. Hadrian the Philhellene.
14. The Antonines.
15. Ostia, Port and Mirror of Rome.
16. Burying the Dead during the High Empire.
Part IV: THE LATE EMPIRE.
17. The Severan Dynasty.
18. Lepcis Magna and the Eastern Provinces.
19. The Soldier Emperors.
20. The Tetrarchy.
21. Constantine, Emperor and Christian Patron.
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"Strengths of the text are [its] depth of knowledge, accuracy, and relevance. … I truly can find no weakness in the text."

"It is by far the best text on the subject."

"The illustrations are very beautifully presented. … [They] are well-chosen, complement the text, and give good support to the instructor in preparing examination material. Although there are never enough pictures in any text book, I would say the illustrations in Kleiner's text are one of the great selling points for the book."

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Winner of the prestigious TAA Textbook Excellence Award, A HISTORY OF ROMAN ART has been updated to reflect scholarship advances of the past decade, and dramatically expands the lavish photographic documentation of the first edition with more than 400 new color photographs in the text. A HISTORY OF ROMAN ART surveys the art of Rome and its empire from the time of Romulus to the death of Constantine presented in its historical, political, and social context. Divided into four parts (Italy before and during the Republic; and the Early, High, and Late Empires), each of the 21 chapters combines a discussion of general issues and individual monuments with a series of boxed essays on architectural terminology; materials and techniques; religion and mythology; the cultural context of works of art; the role of patrons; and the problems that ancient artists and architects faced and how they solved them. Special chapters are devoted to Pompeii and Herculaneum and funerary and provincial art in all media.