The Language of the Muses - The Dialogue Between Roman and Greek Sculpture (Hardback)
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The Language of the Muses - The Dialogue Between Roman and Greek Sculpture (Hardback)

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Hardback 344 Pages / Published: 08/05/2008
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Since the Renaissance, it has been generally accepted that almost all Roman sculptures depicting ideal figures - gods, personifications, and figures from myth - were copies of Greek originals."The Language of the Muses" traces the origin of this idea to the academic belief in the mythical perfection of now-lost Greek art and contrasts it with the reality of the "imperfection" of Roman works. It then goes on to argue that, contrary to the accepted wisdom of the last three hundred years, Roman sculpture had a style very much its own, and rather than being mere mechanical copies they were more along the lines of creative adaptations.

Publisher: Getty Trust Publications
ISBN: 9780892368068
Number of pages: 344
Weight: 1170 g
Dimensions: 268 x 198 x 22 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

"Its excellence for the scholar is only tempered by a genuine and unavoidable envy at the Getty's quite superb level of production."--"Bryn Mawr Classical Review"


"Recommended."--"Choice"


"The combination of meticulous endnotes with so many full-colour illustrations means that the book will appeal not only to scholars, but also to students."--"Journal of Roman Studies"


"The book is beautifully produced, carefully organized, and richly detailed."--"Minerva "


Finalist/Honorable Mention in the Art & Art History category in the 2008 American Publishers Awards for Professional and Scholarly Excellence (PROSE), awarded by the Professional and Scholarly Publishing division of the Association of American Publishers


Its excellence for the scholar is only tempered by a genuine and unavoidable envy at the Getty s quite superb level of production. "Bryn Mawr Classical Review""


Recommended. "Choice""


The combination of meticulous endnotes with so many full-colour illustrations means that the book will appeal not only to scholars, but also to students. "Journal of Roman Studies""


The book is beautifully produced, carefully organized, and richly detailed. "Minerva""


"Its excellence for the scholar is only tempered by a genuine and unavoidable envy at the Getty's quite superb level of production."--Bryn Mawr Classical Review


"Recommended."--Choice


"The combination of meticulous endnotes with so many full-colour illustrations means that the book will appeal not only to scholars, but also to students."--Journal of Roman Studies


"The book is beautifully produced, carefully organized, and richly detailed."--Minerva


Finalist/Honorable Mention in the Art & Art History category in the 2008 American Publishers Awards for Professional and Scholarly Excellence (PROSE), awarded by the Professional and Scholarly Publishing division of the Association of American Publishers

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