Tales of the Greek and Roman Gods
By (author) Lucia Impelluso
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Myths by Lucia Impelluso
Book DescriptionFrom the same series as Abrams' successful "Saints and Angels" comes "Myths", richly illustrated with representations of these celestial heralds from ancient murals and pottery to the paintings of Gustav Klimt and Odilon Redon. Architect Lucia Impelluso has drawn from a variety of sources, including the plays of Euripiedes and Aeschylus, the epics of Homer and Virgil, Aesop's fables, Ovid's "Metamorphoses", Petrarch's sonnets and the works of Pindar, Sophocles, Plutarch, Pliny the Elder and Bocaccio. Beginning with stories of Earth's creation and its early rulers, the Titans, Impelluso recounts the major episodes and figures of Greek and Roman mythology, with sections on the gods of the sky, the sea, the earth and the underworld; the Fates and the Muses; monsters; human heroes; and the "Iliad", the "Odyssey" and the "Aeneid".
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780810971448
(152mm x 114mm x 48mm)
Imprint: Harry N. Abrams, Inc.
Publish Date: 29-Aug-2008
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Lucia Impelluso
Gardens in Art, Paperback (May 2007)
Provides an illustrated analysis of the symbolic imagery found in gardens throughout history. This work discusses the constituent elements of gardens - both real and imagined - that uncovers their often-hidden symbolic meanings. It uses over 380 paintings to provide a continuous visual record of the myriad and ephemeral form of the garden.
Gods and Heroes in Art, Paperback (May 2003)» View all books by Lucia Impelluso
This guide aims to help readers recognize the legendary characters of classical antiquity in art. The characters are described in entries summarizing their stories, special attributes, and the ways in which artists have depicted them. Each entry is illustrated with reproductions of artworks.
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Author Biography - Lucia Impelluso
Lucia Impelluso is an architect and art historian whose previous books include Gods and Heroes in Art, Nature and Its Symbols and Gardens in Art.
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