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Etruscans by Federica Borrelli
Book DescriptionBeginning in the eighth century BC, the spacious area of central Italy that extends from the edges of the Po plain to the shores of the Tyrrhenian Sea became the setting for the splendid civilization of the Etruscans. Although this people's geographic and linguistic origins remain controversial, they were deeply rooted in the region and wove a tightly knit fabric of commercial and artistic trade throughout the Mediterranean. As a result, unforgettable works in gold, paintings, and sculpture in terracotta, stone and bronze were created, while extraordinary painted vases were imported from Greece. Ancient necropolises survive to this day, scattered through Emilia, Tuscany, Lazio, and Umbria. They can be found at the seashore, carved into tufa, clinging to cliff walls, or buried beneath the fields, often distinct in their varied architecture. Dazzling evidence continues to emerge from these cities of the dead of a culture that was rich, multifaceted, open, and peaceful - a culture destined to merge with Rome after centuries of independence.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780714122533
(210mm x 135mm x mm)
Imprint: British Museum Press
Publisher: British Museum Press
Publish Date: 1-Mar-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
UK Kirkus Review » The Etruscans, with different authors, follows the same outstandingly successful format of its companion volume, Ancient Greece. This time the time divisions are only four, from the Orientalising Period that began in 720 BC, on to the Archaic beginning in 580 BC, to the Classical in 480 BC, and ending in Hellenism and Romanisation from 320 - 27 BC. There are Appendixes and a very brief prologue. Once again, colour coding enables one to grasp immediately whether we are dealing with historical context, art and architecture in general, or the specific discussion of major works of art. Etruscan art has a unique mix of tenderness and almost savage power: who can forget the sarcophagus of the married couple or the great Apollo of Veii? Who can forget the Banquets with their multi-layered symbolism. Their tombs, their warriors? This is a fascinating subject and the art here laid out for us never fails to draw us deeper into the psyche of this mysterious people. Highly recommended. (Kirkus UK)
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