Berkeley, Los Angeles, and London: University of California Press, 2000. First edition. Hardcover. 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. Item #42691
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 Laocoön), 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.