360 pp., 8.5 x 11, 261 illus., notes, bibl., index
Paperback ISBN: 978-0-8078-6899-7
Published: November 2011
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Awards & distinctions
A 1997 Choice Outstanding Academic Title
Originally published in 1997.
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About the Author
Diane Atnally Conlin received her Ph.D. in classical art and archaeology from the University of Michigan. A fellow of the American Academy in Rome, she has taught Roman art and archaeology at the University of Michigan.
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“An important and intelligent contribution to our knowledge about the Ara Pacis and the practice of Roman sculptors in general. . . . [Conlin] has taken a much needed closer look at an artistic hallmark of the Augustan age and initiated us into one of its basic characteristics.”--Classical Journal
“Conlin repeatedly demonstrates how a fresh approach can tease new meanings from even an exhaustively studied monument. . . . An advocate of ‘close looking,’ Conlin will inspire students to mine the surviving visual evidence for a deeper understanding of antiquity.”--Classical World
“This lavishly illustrated study represents an important contribution to our understanding of the production of Roman sculpture.”American Journal of Archaeology
“[This book] will inspire others to take a second look at other Hellenizing sculptures, and actually demonstrates what has only before been assumed.”--Bryn Mawr Classical Review
“The quality of Conlin’s observations is outstanding, and much will be of great assistance to students of stone-carving in Augustan Rome.”--Times Literary Supplement
“A meticulous analysis of the sculpting of Rome’s Ara Pacis Augustae. . . . Essential reading for students of Roman art and sculpture of any period.”--History: Reviews of New Books