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Title: Ancient Sculptural Copies in Miniature
Author: Bartman, Elizabeth
Publisher: Brill; Publication Date: 1992
Hardcover; ISBN: 9789004095328
Volumes: 1; Pages: xiv, 222
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Copying engaged Roman sculptors throughout the centuries-long practice of their craft. Ancient Sculptural Copies in Miniature investigates a little-acknowledged product of the copyist workshop, the statuette copy. Following a general discussion of the history and function of the miniature, the text devotes separate chapters to several famous statuary types that serve as paradigms of the copyist's art. These in-depth studies determine the techniques, formal values, and meanings of the miniature while providing methodological models for the understanding of any copy. Their results challenge many of the ideas that have directed modern interpretations of ancient copying. At the same time, they shed light on the cultural processes of Hellenization that transformed Roman society beginning in the last centuries B.C. and shaped Rome's artistic legacy to the West."... an important work, full of challenging statements, packed with bibliographical references and excellent illustrations."--Greece & Rome, 1993."... ouvrage srieux, qui a le mrite de faire le point sur des questions dlicates."--Philippe Jockey, L'Antiquit Classique, 1993."... a useful synthesis which displays considerable insight and sensitivity withing a notoriously difficult area of scholarship."--Susan Walker, Burlington Magazine, 1993."... the reader is fiven a wealth of information about Roman copies presented in an inspiring way..."--Niels Hannestad, Journal Rom. Studies, 1994."... I consider this monograph both timely and important. It should be required for all college courses on Greek and Roman sculpture. The text is written in a literate, clear style that invites reading."--Brunilde Sismondo Ridgway, Sonderdruck aus Bonner Jahrbcher 94, 1994."... une analyse prcise et fine. ... C'est une contribution importante au difficile dossier de l'art 'romain' et plus prcisment du mythe grec dans l'art romain ... l'enqute d'Elizabeth Bartman se suffit elle-mme et nous apporte beaucoup."--Robert Turcan, Revue Archologique, 1993.