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Author Trimble, Jennifer, 1965-

Title Women and visual replication in Roman imperial art and culture / Jennifer Trimble

Publ Info Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2011
Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2011
 RWU Main Library  NB1296.3 .T75 2011    AVAILABLE
 Wheaton Fine Arts Stacks  NB1296.3 .T75 2011    AVAILABLE
Descript xi, 486 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm
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Series Greek culture in the Roman world
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents Machine generated contents note: Introduction; 1. Origins; 2. Production; 3. Replication; 4. Portraiture; 5. Space; 6. Difference; 7. Endings; Appendix. Dating the statues; Catalogue; Bibliography
Note "Why did Roman portrait statues, famed for their individuality, repeatedly employ the same body forms? The complex issue of the Roman copying of Greek 'originals' has so far been studied primarily from a formal and aesthetic viewpoint. Jennifer Trimble takes a broader perspective, considering archaeological, social historical and economic factors, and examines how these statues were made, bought and seen. To understand how Roman visual replication worked, Trimble focuses on the 'Large Herculaneum Woman' statue type, a draped female body particularly common in the second century CE and surviving in about two hundred examples, to assess how sameness helped to communicate a woman's social identity. She demonstrates how visual replication in the Roman Empire thus emerged as a means of constructing social power and articulating dynamic tensions between empire and individual localities"-- Provided by publisher
LC subject Portrait sculpture, Greco-Roman
Women in art
Identity (Philosophical concept) in art
Social status in art
Art and society -- Rome
ISBN 9780521825153