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Luxury Arts in the Ancient Americas
This volume accompanies a major international loan exhibition featuring some three hundred works of art rarely or never before seen in the United States. It traces the development of gold working and other luxury arts in the Americas from antiquity u...
Ancient Lamps in the J. Paul Getty Museum
ISBN: PB: 9781606065136,
21.6x27.9 cm, 1 map, 56 line drawings
In the collection of the J. Paul Getty Museum are more than six hundred ancient lamps that span the sixth century BCE to the seventh century CE, most from the Roman Imperial period and largely created in Asia Minor or North Africa. These lamps have m...
The Sumptuous Arts of Greece and Rome
ISBN: PB: 9781606064221,
15x25 cm, 243 colour illus.
This elegantly produced book brings the luxury arts of antiquity back into brilliant life. In contrast to other histories of ancient art that typically privilege well-preserved works of ceramics or stone, "Luxus" offers an integrated contextual analy...
Berthouville Silver Treasure and Roman Luxury
ISBN: HB: 9781606064207,
23.6x28.7 cm, 98 colour illus., 21 black&white illus.
This sumpluously illustrated and elegantly produced volume unveils an ancient treasure to modern-day readers. In 1830 a farmer ploughing a field near the village of Berthouville in Normandy, discovered a trave of ancient Roman silver objects weighing...
First Treatise on Museums
Samuel Quiccheberg's Inscriptiones, 1565
ISBN: PB: 9781606061497,
17.8x25.4 cm, 8 colour illus., 17 black&white illus.
This is a new translation of Quiccheberg's seminal 16th century text on the collection and display of objects. "Samuel Quiccheberg's Inscriptiones", first published in Latin in 1565, is an ambitious effort to demonstrate the pragmatic value of curios...
Art of the Storyteller
This richly illustrated volume offers a fascinating introduction to ancient Greek vases for the general reader. It presents vases not merely as beautiful vessels to hold water and wine, but also as instruments of storytelling and bearers of meaning....
ISBN: PB: 9781606061534,
15.4x23 cm, 80 colour illus.
This is a beautifully illustrated discussion on the making of stained glass and its enduring iconography. Stained glass is a monumental art, a corporate enterprise dependent on collaboration between patron and artist. Combining the fields now known a...
Amber and the Ancient World
ISBN: PB: 9781606060827,
17.4x22.4 cm, 63 colour illus., 5 black&white illus.
This title offers a fascinating look at the one of the ancient world's most prized substances. Amber has fascinated mankind since the Palaeolithic era. Through exquisite visual examples and vivid classical texts, this book examines the myths and lege...
Glassmaking in Antiquity
ISBN: PB: 9781606060537,
16.5x21.7 cm, 92 colour illus., 2 black&white illus., 36 line illus.
This title provides a stunningly illustrated and fascinating exploration of glassmaking in the ancient world. Some of the most astounding antiquities in museums today are pieces made of glass. Not only are they beautiful, with glorious colours and st...
Life and Luxury in Eighteenth Century
ISBN: HB: 9781606060520,
23.8x28.9 cm, 79 colour illus., 77 black&white illus.
This title provides a superbly illustrated and fascinating look at world of luxury objects in 18th-century Paris. Luxury items from centuries past are most often seen within museum settings, devoid of their original contexts and connotations. This gr...