The Power of Images in the Age of Augustus
Power of Images in the Age of Augustus by Paul Zanker
Book DescriptionArt and architecture are mirrors of a society. They reflect the state of its values, especially in times of crisis or transition. Upon this premise Paul Zanker builds an interpretation of Augustan art as a visual language that both expressed and furthered the transformation of Roman society during the rule of Augustus Caesar. The Power of Images in the Age of Augustus illustrates how the establishment of monarchy under Augustus Caesar led to the creation of a new system of visual imagery that reflects the consciousness of this transitional age.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780472081240
(152mm x 229mm x 23mm)
Imprint: The University of Michigan Press
Publisher: The University of Michigan Press
Publish Date: 30-Sep-1990
Country of Publication: United States
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Pompeii, Paperback (February 1999)» View all books by Paul Zanker
This volume presents the history of Pompeii. It explores Pompeii's public buildings, its streets and gathering places, the impact of religious changes, the renovation of theatres and expansion of athletic facilities and the influence of elite families on the city's appearance.
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