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The Resource Twelve Caesars : images of power from the ancient world to the modern, Mary Beard

Twelve Caesars : images of power from the ancient world to the modern, Mary Beard

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Twelve Caesars : images of power from the ancient world to the modern
Title
Twelve Caesars
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images of power from the ancient world to the modern
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Mary Beard
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eng
Summary
"From the bestselling author of SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome, the fascinating story of how images of Roman autocrats have influenced art, culture, and the representation of power for more than 2,000 years. What does the face of power look like? Who gets commemorated in art and why? And how do we react to statues of politicians we deplore? In this book-against a background of today's "sculpture wars"-Mary Beard tells the story of how for more than two millennia portraits of the rich, powerful, and famous in the western world have been shaped by the image of Roman emperors, especially the "twelve Caesars," from the ruthless Julius Caesar to the fly-torturing Domitian. Twelve Caesars asks why these murderous autocrats have loomed so large in art from antiquity and the Renaissance to today, when hapless leaders are still caricatured as Neros fiddling while Rome burns. Beginning with the importance of imperial portraits in Roman politics, this richly illustrated book offers a tour through 2,000 years of art and cultural history, presenting a fresh look at works by artists from Memling and Mantegna to the nineteenth-century African American sculptor Edmonia Lewis, as well as by generations of now-forgotten weavers, cabinetmakers, silversmiths, printers, and ceramicists. Rather than a story of a simple repetition of stable, blandly conservative images of imperial men and women, Twelve Caesars is an unexpected tale of changing identities, clueless or deliberate misidentifications, fakes, and often ambivalent representations of authority. From Beard's reconstruction of Titian's extraordinary lost Room of the Emperors to her reinterpretation of Henry VIII's famous Caesarian tapestries, Twelve Caesars includes some fascinating detective work and offers a gripping story of some of the most challenging and disturbing portraits of power ever created.Published in association with the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC"--
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contains biographical information
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11008233
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DLC
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1955-
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Beard, Mary
Dewey number
709.02/16
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
N7575
LC item number
.B38 2021
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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True
Series statement
  • The A.W. Mellon lectures in the fine arts
  • Bollingen series
Series volume
  • 2011
  • 35:60
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  • Kings and rulers
  • Power (Social sciences) in art
  • Emperors
  • Art, Roman
Target audience
adult
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images of power from the ancient world to the modern
Label
Twelve Caesars : images of power from the ancient world to the modern, Mary Beard
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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  • text
  • still image
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  • txt
  • sti
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  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
on1240576340
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xi, 376 pages
Isbn
9780691222363
Lccn
2021012740
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • n
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illustrations (chiefly color)
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(OCoLC)1240576340
Label
Twelve Caesars : images of power from the ancient world to the modern, Mary Beard
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
on1240576340
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xi, 376 pages
Isbn
9780691222363
Lccn
2021012740
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1240576340

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