Greek and Roman art in the British Museum by B. F. Cook

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StatementB. F. Cook.
ContributionsBritish Museum.
LC ClassificationsN5604.G7 L63
The Physical Object
Pagination194 p. :
Number of Pages194
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4590900M
ISBN 100714112496, 0714172488
LC Control Number77353081

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The British Museum Book of Greek and Roman ArtAuthor: Lucilla Burn. This introduction to Greek and Roman art begins with the Greek Bronze Age and continues through the Geometric, Classical and Hellenistic periods and the Etruscans of pre-Roman Italy, to the Romans themselves, whose influence extended across the Mediterranean.4/5.

This book provides the reader with an opportunity to note stylistic and cultural change over 3, years. Based on the Greek and Roman antiquities in the collection of the British Museum, the illustrations (seventy-five in full color) take the reader from the Early Greek Bronze Age ( BC), through the Geometric, Classical and Hellenistic periods.

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Room 23 displays Roman statues, some based closely on marble or bronze originals, others only loosely inspired by Greek sculpture. Greek and Roman Art. The Museum's collection of Greek and Roman art comprises more than thirty thousand works ranging in date from the Neolithic period (ca.

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Room 49 shows how the Roman occupation of Britain dramatically transformed the material culture of the province. Imported goods and settlers from Europe, the Middle East and North Africa created a richer, more diverse society and produced a wealth of mosaics, wall paintings, sculpture, glassware and.

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Written in English. Susan Walker is a member of the Department of Greek and Roman Antiquities at the British Museum, and the author of The Image of Augustus and Memorials to the Roman Dead.5/5(1).

Additional Physical Format: Online version: Cook, B.F. Greek and Roman art in the British Museum. London: British Museum Publications for the Trustees of the British Museum, © The objects in Room 70 illustrate the rise of Rome from a small town to an imperial capital that controlled the Mediterranean basin and north-western Europe and the Near East, extending from Scotland to Syria.

The exhibition covers a period of about 1, years from Rome's legendary foundation in. The seductively beautiful photography of Greek sculpture is shown to great advantage on heavy silky paper.

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The book has been specially published to coincide with the re-opening of the gallery covering this period in the British Museum. Richly illustrated, Masterpieces: Early Medieval Art showcases some of the collection?s most outstanding and internationally renowned artefacts, such as.

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[F H Marshall; Cecil Harcourt- Smith, Sir; British Museum. Department of Greek and Roman Antiquities.]. Lely’s Venus, a second-century AD Roman copy of a Greek original. Photograph: PR To see the British Museum’s most controversial sculptures here, in the lofty shadows of the museum. The Louvre museum opened in and initially had two departments, Paintings and Antiquities; the Department of Greek, Etruscan, and Roman Antiquities descends from the latter, which differed from the archaeological departments founded after it by the dual aspect of its collection: decorative sculpture of the 17th and 18th centuries, and archaeological collections from the Greek and Roman.

Newton was one of the first archaeologists to have a photographer on his staff. In later years Newton became Keeper of the Greek and Roman Antiquities at the British Museum and Professor of Classical Archaeology at University College, London; and from to.

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