From Pergamon to Sperlonga: Culture and Context
Place Published: Berkeley, Los Angeles, and Lon
Publisher: University of California Press
Date Published: 2000
Edition: First edition
Book Id: 42691
315pp. Octavo [23.5 cm] Beige cloth over boards with a silver stamped title on the spine. Near fine, in a very good dust jacket, with several smudge marks on the front panel.
Hellenistic Culture and Society, XXXIV. Ahmanson Murphy Fine Arts Imprint. A work which focuses on the Great Altar of Zeus at Pergamon and the sculptures from the grotto at Sperlonga. The book collects ten papers, which offer, according to Richard Brilliant (author of My Laoco÷n), a critical and often controversial approach to traditional views of the uniqueness of Pergamene art, of its supposed formative influence on the development of southern Italian, Etruscan, and Roman art, and of the notion of a 'Hellenistic baroque art' as a discrete activity.