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The Resource Ancient mythological images and their interpretation : an introduction to iconology, semiotics, and image studies in classical art history, Katharina Lorenz, University of Nottingham

Ancient mythological images and their interpretation : an introduction to iconology, semiotics, and image studies in classical art history, Katharina Lorenz, University of Nottingham

Label
Ancient mythological images and their interpretation : an introduction to iconology, semiotics, and image studies in classical art history
Title
Ancient mythological images and their interpretation
Title remainder
an introduction to iconology, semiotics, and image studies in classical art history
Statement of responsibility
Katharina Lorenz, University of Nottingham
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "When we try to make sense of pictures, what do we gain when we use a particular method--and what might we be missing or even losing? Empirical experimentation on three types of mythological imagery--a Classical Greek pot, a frieze from Hellenistic Pergamon and a second-century CE Roman sarcophagus--enables Katharina Lorenz to demonstrate how theoretical approaches to images (specifically, iconology, semiotics, and image studies) impact the meanings we elicit from Greek and Roman art. A guide to Classical images of myth, and also a critical history of Classical archaeology's attempts to give meaning to pictures, this book establishes a dialogue with the wider field of art history and proposes a new framework for the study of ancient visual culture. It will be essential reading not just for students of classical art history and archaeology, but for anyone interested in the possibilities--and the history--of studying visual culture"--
  • "Proposes a new framework for the study of (ancient) visual culture based on engagement with Greek and Roman mythological imagery, appealing to those seeking to better their understanding of Greek and Roman cultural history; relates historiography and method development in Classical archaeology and ancient art history to the art history of more modern periods, and will therefore be of interest to readers interested in the Classical world and those concerned with more recent historical periods; tracks intellectual developments in different contexts and carves out their similarities and differences, speaking to readers from different intellectual backgrounds and familiarising them with broader developments in Western European art history"--Publisher's website
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
704.9/489213
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
  • N5613
  • N5613
LC item number
  • .L67 2016
  • .L67 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Ancient mythological images and their interpretation : an introduction to iconology, semiotics, and image studies in classical art history, Katharina Lorenz, University of Nottingham
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Experiment : Methods, Images, Objects -- [1] Iconology -- Introducing Iconology -- Iconology in Action -- Narratives of Object and Meaning -- [2] Semiotics -- Introducing Semiotics -- Semiotics in Action -- Narratives of Sign and Signification -- [3] Image Studies -- Introducing Image Studies -- Image Studies in Action -- Narratives of Space and Perspective -- The Experiment : a Summary
Control code
949872316
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xiv, 288 pages
Isbn
9780521195089
Lccn
2016013373
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)949872316
Label
Ancient mythological images and their interpretation : an introduction to iconology, semiotics, and image studies in classical art history, Katharina Lorenz, University of Nottingham
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Experiment : Methods, Images, Objects -- [1] Iconology -- Introducing Iconology -- Iconology in Action -- Narratives of Object and Meaning -- [2] Semiotics -- Introducing Semiotics -- Semiotics in Action -- Narratives of Sign and Signification -- [3] Image Studies -- Introducing Image Studies -- Image Studies in Action -- Narratives of Space and Perspective -- The Experiment : a Summary
Control code
949872316
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xiv, 288 pages
Isbn
9780521195089
Lccn
2016013373
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)949872316

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