The Oxford Handbook of Roman Sculpture

ISBN : 9780199921829

Elise A. Friedland; Melanie Grunow Sobocinski
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191 x 253 mm
Oxford Handbooks in Archaeology

The study of Roman sculpture has been an essential part of the disciplines of Art History and Classics since the eighteenth century. From formal concerns such as Kopienkritic (copy criticism) to social readings of plebeian and patrician art and beyond, scholars have returned to Roman sculpture to answer a variety of questions about Roman art, society, and history. Indeed, the field of Roman sculptural studies encompasses not only the full chronological range of the Roman world but also its expansive geography, and a variety of artistic media, formats, sizes, and functions. Exciting new theories, methods, and approaches have transformed the specialized literature on the subject in recent decades. Rather than creating another chronological ARCH15OXH of representative examples of various periods, genres, and settings, The Oxford Handbook of Roman Sculpture synthesizes current best practices for studying this central medium of Roman art, situating it within the larger fields of art history, classical archaeology, and Roman studies. This volume fills the gap between introductory textbooks-which hide the critical apparatus from the reader-and the highly focused professional literature. The handbook conveniently presents new technical, scientific, literary, and theoretical approaches to the study of Roman sculpture in one reference volume and complements textbooks and other publications that present well-known works in the corpus. Chronologically, the volume addresses material from the Early Republican period through Late Antiquity. The Oxford Handbook of Roman Sculpture not only contributes to the field of classical art and archaeology but also provides a useful reference for classicists and historians of the ancient world.


Elise A. Friedland and Melanie Grunow Sobocinski
I. Collecting, Conservation, and Display
1.1 Collecting in pre-modern Europe, Elizabeth Bartman
1.2 Conservation and restoration, Jerry Podany
1.3 Collecting in early America, Hima Mallampati
1.4 Current trends in museum display, Jessica Powers
1.5 Three-dimensional scanning and modeling, Bernard Frischer
II. Production and Distribution
2.1 Marble quarries: ancient imperial administration and modern scientific analyses, Patrizio Pensabene and Eleonora Gasparini
2.2 Marble carving techniques, workshops, and artisans, Amanda Claridge,
2.3 Reuse and recarving: technical evidence, Eric Varner
2.4 Bronzes, Carol Mattusch
2.5 Terracottas, Adi Erlich
2.6 Polychromy, Mark Abbe
2.7 Transport and distribution, Benjamin Russell
III. Styles and Genres
3.1 Style: applications and limitations, Mark Fullerton
3.2 Etruscan connections, Nancy de Grummond
3.3 " and the Relationship between Greek and Roman sculpture, Anna Anguissola
3.4 Portraiture, Susan Wood
3.5 Monumental reliefs, Melanie Grunow Sobocinski and Elizabeth Wolfram Thill
3.6 Archaism and eclecticism, Lori-Ann Touchette
3.7 Egyptian-style monuments, Molly Swetnam-Burland
3.8 Late antique sculpture, Christian Witschel
IV. Spatial and Social Contexts
4.1 Architectural settings, Brenda Longfellow
4.2 Religious dedications, Matthew McCarty
4.3 Domestic displays, Elaine Gazda
4.4 Funerary monuments, Bjoern Ewald
4.5 Epigraphy and patronage, Steven L. Tuck
4.6 Imperial messages, Barbara Kellum
4.7 Non-elite patronage, Lauren Petersen
4.8 Gender, Eve D'Ambra and Francesca Tronchin
V. Regions and Provinces
5.1 Northern Gaul, Germany, and Britain, Kimberly Cassibry
5.2 Hispaniae and Narbonensis, Alicia Jimenez and Isabel Roda
5.3 North Africa, Francois Baratte and Nathalie de Chaisemartin
5.4 Greece, Mary Sturgeon
5.5 Asia Minor, Diana Ng
5.6 Egypt, Christina Riggs
5.7 Near East, Thomas Weber
VI. Viewing and Reception
6.1 Aesthetics and Latin Literary Reception, Michael Squire
6.2 Reception theory, Jennifer Trimble
6.3 Ancient analogs of museums, Josephine Shaya
6.4 Images of statues in other media, Eric Moormann
6.5 Human interactions with statues, Ellen Perry
6.6 Iconoclasm, Troels Myrup Kristensen
Art Credits


Elise A. Friedland is Assistant Professor of Classics and Art History at George Washington University Melanie Grunow Sobocinski is an independent scholar. Elaine Gazda is Professor of Classical Art and Archaeology and Curator of Hellenistic and Roman Antiquities for the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology at the University of Michigan.