Leisure and Luxury in the Age of Nero

The Villas of Oplontis Near Pompeii

Author: Elaine K. Gazda,John R. Clarke

Publisher: Kelsey Museum Publications

ISBN: 9780990662341

Category: Art

Page: 288

View: 9389


Catalogue of the exhibition held at Kelsey Museum of Archaeology, Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Roman Architecture and Urbanism

From the Origins to Late Antiquity

Author: Fikret Yegül,Diane Favro

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521470714

Category: Architecture

Page: 882

View: 3534


Investigates Roman built environments from architectonic and planning perspectives, while celebrating the achievements of the providences as well as Italy.

Roman Artists, Patrons, and Public Consumption

Familiar Works Reconsidered

Author: Brenda Longfellow

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 047213065X

Category: Art

Page: 288

View: 2459


A fascinating shift toward more nuanced interpretations of Roman art that look at different kinds of social knowledge and local contexts

Renaissance Porticoes and Painted Pergolas

Nature and Culture in Early Modern Italy

Author: Natsumi Nonaka

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1351858181

Category: Art

Page: 240

View: 550


This book is the first study of the portico and its decorative program as a cultural phenomenon in Renaissance Italy. Focusing on a largely neglected group of porticoes decorated with painted pergolas that appeared in Rome and environs in the sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries, it tells the story of how an element of the garden—the pergola—became a pictorial topos in portico decoration, and evolved, hand in hand with its real cousin in the garden, into an object for cultural emulation among the educated patrons of early modern Rome. The liminality of both the portico and the pergola at the interface of architecture and garden is key to the interpretation of these architectural and painted forms, which rests on the intersecting frameworks of the classical tradition, natural history, and the cultural identity of the aristocracy. In the mediating space of the Renaissance portico, the illusionism pergola created an art gallery, a natural history museum, and a virtual garden where one could engage in leisurely strolls, learned conversations, appreciation of art, and scientific investigation, as well as extensive travel across time and space. The book proposes the interpretation that the illusionistic pergola was an artistic formula for the early modern perception of nature.

Le due patrie acquisite

studi di archeologia dedicati a Walter Trillmich

Author: Eugenio La Rocca,Pilar León,Claudio Parisi Presicce

Publisher: L'Erma Di Bretschneider


Category: History

Page: 464

View: 6190



Diseño gráfico latinoamericano

Author: Rómulo Moya Peralta

Publisher: Compre este libro de Trama

ISBN: 9978300384

Category: Design

Page: 143

View: 4396


Latin American Graphic Design.- In this bilingual book Romulo Peralta Moya brings together 75 designers and design studios in Latin America. He does this through a general introductory study and a one by one country case, along with the collaboration of important curators and scholars in the field representing every country. Graphic design has progressively gained relevance in the field of communication of ideas, currently turning into a true source of persuasion, given that its goal is to influence people's way of thinking, inducing consumption and generating expectations. In addition, this discipline is perhaps the most influential in the globalization process as it has demanded its products to be understood by anyone anywhere, regardless of the culture and the environment in which they are presented. Hence the importance of this book, which is the first to be published worldwide with a compilation of work done in our region.