Ornament and Figure in Graeco-Roman Art : Rethinking Visual Ontologies in Classical Antiquity

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    • Publication Type:
      eBook.
    • Abstract:
      How does ‘decoration'work? What are the relations between ‘figurative'and ‘ornamental'modes? And how do such modern western distinctions relate to other critical traditions? While these questions have been much debated among art historians, our book offers an ancient visual cultural perspective. On the one hand, we argue, Greek and Roman materials have proved instrumental in shaping modern assumptions. On the other hand, those ideologies are fundamentally removed from ancient ideas: an ancient perspective can therefore shed light on larger aesthetic debates about what images are – or indeed what they should be.This anthology of specially commissioned essays explores a variety of case studies (both literary and art historical alike): it discusses materials from across the ancient Mediterranean, and from Geometric art all the way through to late antiquity; the book also tackles questions of ‘figure'and ‘ornament'in relation to different media – including painting, free-standing statues, relief sculpture, mosaics and architecture. A particular feature of the volume lies in bringing together different national academic traditions, building a bridge between formalist approaches and broader cultural historical perspectives.
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      9783110460155. 9783110468830. 9783110469578.
    • Accession Number:
      1025359654
    • Accession Number:
      1727425
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    • ABNT:
      DIETRICH, N.; SQUIRE, M. Ornament and Figure in Graeco-Roman Art : Rethinking Visual Ontologies in Classical Antiquity. Berlin: De Gruyter, 2018. ISBN 9783110460155. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=e000xna&AN=1727425. Acesso em: 27 out. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Dietrich N, Squire M. Ornament and Figure in Graeco-Roman Art : Rethinking Visual Ontologies in Classical Antiquity. De Gruyter; 2018. Accessed October 27, 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=e000xna&AN=1727425
    • APA:
      Dietrich, N., & Squire, M. (2018). Ornament and Figure in Graeco-Roman Art : Rethinking Visual Ontologies in Classical Antiquity. De Gruyter.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Dietrich, Nikolaus, and Michael Squire. 2018. Ornament and Figure in Graeco-Roman Art : Rethinking Visual Ontologies in Classical Antiquity. Berlin: De Gruyter. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=e000xna&AN=1727425.
    • Harvard:
      Dietrich, N. and Squire, M. (2018) Ornament and Figure in Graeco-Roman Art : Rethinking Visual Ontologies in Classical Antiquity. Berlin: De Gruyter. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=e000xna&AN=1727425 (Accessed: 27 October 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Dietrich, N & Squire, M 2018, Ornament and Figure in Graeco-Roman Art : Rethinking Visual Ontologies in Classical Antiquity, De Gruyter, Berlin, viewed 27 October 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Dietrich, Nikolaus, and Michael Squire. Ornament and Figure in Graeco-Roman Art : Rethinking Visual Ontologies in Classical Antiquity. De Gruyter, 2018. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=e000xna&AN=1727425.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Dietrich, Nikolaus, and Michael Squire. Ornament and Figure in Graeco-Roman Art : Rethinking Visual Ontologies in Classical Antiquity. Berlin: De Gruyter, 2018. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=e000xna&AN=1727425.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Dietrich N, Squire M. Ornament and Figure in Graeco-Roman Art : Rethinking Visual Ontologies in Classical Antiquity [Internet]. Berlin: De Gruyter; 2018 [cited 2020 Oct 27]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=e000xna&AN=1727425