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Etruscan Art : World of Art - Nigel Spivey

Etruscan Art

World of Art

Paperback Published: 17th November 1997
ISBN: 9780500203040
Number Of Pages: 216

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The Etruscans were the most powerful force in central Italy until Roman unification of the peninsula. Vestiges of their art, architecture, and unique language have long intrigued scholars, and the search for this mysterious civilization continues to fire the imagination. Despite a history of pillage, rich archaeological evidence survives: thousands of tombs, many of them frescoed and filled with vases, sculpture, jewelry, and metalwork; and the mysterious Etruscan sites that are places of tourist pilgrimage, such as Cerveteri, Vulci, and Tarquinia. In this new book, the first survey of its kind in more than twenty years, Nigel Spivey brings the Etruscan world to life, illuminating the social, political, and cultural context of the art objects and artifacts that remain the singular achievement of the Etruscans.

Mapp. 6
Introduction: Etruria and the Limits of Demystificationp. 7
The Emergence of Etruscan Culturep. 25
Etruria and the Orientp. 40
Etruria Hellenizedp. 53
The Etruscan Cities as Centres of Artp. 81
From Etruscan Rome to Roman Etruriap. 149
The Etruscan Legacyp. 183
Timelinep. 200
Chronologyp. 201
Bibliography and Sourcesp. 203
List of Illustrationsp. 207
Indexp. 213
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ISBN: 9780500203040
ISBN-10: 0500203040
Series: World of Art
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 216
Published: 17th November 1997
Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.0 x 15.1  x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.47
Edition Number: 1