Visual Narratives: Storytelling in Etruscan and Roman Art
1984·Ithaca, New York
by Brilliant, Richard
Ithaca, New York: Cornell University Press, 1984. Hardcover. NF/VG- (Clean, bright, tight but with prior owner's name/date on ffep - professor of classical art; dj has light rubbing to back). Blue cloth/boards. Gilt lettering. Navy and turquoise illus. dj with white/turquoise lettering. 200 pp. with more than 70 bw images, numbered by chapter. Brilliant explores four distinct genres of visual narrative: Etruscan urns, Pompeian frescoes, reliefs on Trajan's Column in Rome and other public monuments, and the late Roman mythological sarcophagi. He concentrates on the observier, who, manipulated by the artist, moves beyond discrete impressions to discover continuities of action and a sense of time through the work of art. Illustrations include original drawingsa and schematic tables.
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