Cover: European Art and the Classical Past, from Harvard University PressCover: European Art and the Classical Past in E-DITION

European Art and the Classical Past

Available from De Gruyter »

Product Details

E-DITION

$65.00 • €48.00

ISBN 9780674436749

Publication Date: 01/01/1964

206 pages

128 halftones

World

Related Subjects

Harvard University Press has partnered with De Gruyter to make available for sale worldwide virtually all in-copyright HUP books that had become unavailable since their original publication. The 2,800 titles in the “e-ditions” program can be purchased individually as PDF eBooks or as hardcover reprint (“print-on-demand”) editions via the “Available from De Gruyter” link above. They are also available to institutions in ten separate subject-area packages that reflect the entire spectrum of the Press’s catalog. More about the E-ditions Program »

In his wide-ranging and perceptive study, Cornelius Vermeule explores and illustrates the significant extent of classical influence in Western European art, from the Middle Ages through the Renaissance to the Neoclassicism of the First French Empire. The survival of Hellenistic and Roman culture in medieval Christian society ensured an immediate source of classical models that inspired painters, sculptors, architects, and theorists before and during the Quattrocento. In the work of such artists as Raphael and Michelangelo, the classical concept of form and balance received its most powerful expression and, in spite of the conscious reaction of the Italian Mannerists, became a vital and continuing influence in Western art. From approximately the middle of the sixteenth century, the collector and scientific archaeologist made the artist’s choice of ancient models more discriminating by organizing the field of study for him, through installation, classification, and recording. Artists of succeeding generations, whether Baroque, Rococo, or Neoclassicist in style, returned again and again to the art of the classical past in search of inspiration and enlightenment.

Recent News

From Our Blog

Jacket: The Number of the Heavens: A History of the Multiverse and the Quest to Understand the Cosmos, by Tom Siegfried, from Harvard University Press

Q&A with Tom Siegfried, author of The Number of the Heavens: A History of the Multiverse and the Quest to Understand the Cosmos

In The Number of the Heavens, Tom Siegfried, the award-winning former editor of Science News, shows that one of the most fascinating and controversial ideas in contemporary cosmology—the existence of multiple parallel universes—has a long and divisive history that continues to this day. We spoke to him about the possible existence of a multiverse and the co

‘manifold glories of classical Greek and Latin’

The digital Loeb Classical Library (loebclassics.com) extends the founding mission of James Loeb with an interconnected, fully searchable, perpetually growing virtual library of all that is important in Greek and Latin literature.