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Description: Classical Art and the Cultures of Greece and Rome
‘For it was Rome which first showed that the power of speech [logos] could not reach everything’ (Aelius Aristides, Orationes, 26, 6). When a brilliant young Greek indulged in this hyperbole soon after Hadrian’s death he was hinting at an elusive truth. Although he was referring directly to Rome’s physical appearance...
PublisherYale University Press
Related print edition pages: pp.217-277
Description: The Critical Historians of Art
ALOIS RIEGL began his career as an art historian by working in the Museum of Applied Arts in Vienna. His early papers included work on oriental carpets and early mediaeval manuscripts. His concern with pattern and applied art took on wider resonances by virtue of two other elements in his education. He was taught philosophical psychology by the Herbartian Robert Zimmermann and history by Max Büdiger, who envisaged a general system of world history. The Herbartian element was the more important …
PublisherYale University Press
Related print edition pages: pp.71-97

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