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Etruscan wall painting : from the geometric period to the Hellenistic period

Author: Stephan Steingräber
Publisher: Los Angeles : J. Paul Getty Museum, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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"Since ancient Greek monumental painting has virtually disappeared, Etruscan wall paintings offer the most important examples of pre-Roman painting in the West. Only the frescoes of Pompeii are comparable in quantity, and as at Pompeii, Etruscan paintings can still be found in their original locations, in the house-shaped tombs of the rich at a handful of sites in what is now northern and central Italy." "This book  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Stephan Steingräber
ISBN: 0892368659 9780892368655
OCLC Number: 76990641
Description: 326 pages : illustrations ; 34 cm
Contents: The history of Etruscan wall painting : style, workshops, chronology, iconography, and "ideology" --
The beginnings : the Etrusco-geometric (or early orientalizing) period (end of the eighth century-650 B.C.) --
Asian and Corinthian influences : the orientalizing period (650-575 B.C.) --
The first major flowering and the "Ionic koine" : the archaic period (575-480 B.C.) --
Between traditionalism and innovation : the sub-archaic and classical periods (480-400 B.C.) --
The great changes : the late classical period (400-330/320 B.C.) --
Final flowering and conclusion : the early and high Hellenistic period (330/320-end of the third/beginning of the second century B.C.) --
From Asia Minor to Magna Graecia, from Thrace to Alexandria : The "koine" and the place of Etruscan painting in the art of the ancient Mediterranean.
Other Titles: Pittura murale etrusca.
Responsibility: Stephan Steingräber ; translated by Russell Stockman.

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Etruscan civilisation flourished from the 8th to the 3rd centuries BC. Etruscan wall paintings are the most important examples of pre-Roman painting in the West. This title traces the stylistic and  Read more...
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