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Descensus Ad Terram : Acquisition and Reception of the Elgin Marbles

Rothenberg, Jacob

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ISBN 10: 0824027264 / ISBN 13: 9780824027261
Published by Garland Publishing, New York, 1977
Condition: Good Hardcover
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Library stamps/marks/labels/pocket, light tone, rubbed, otherwise light wear. Solid hardcover.; Originally presented as the author's thesis, Columbia, 1967. "It is with this unprecedented episode and its impact on the history of taste that our study will concern itself. One distinction must be made at the outset. This is not intended to be a study of the Parthenon sculptures as such but of the role they played as the Elgin Marbles." Contents: Preface; List of Illustrations; Chapter I. Introduction and Scope of the Study; II. British Taste and Aesthetic Theory (From neo-classicism to romanticism); III. British Antiquarianism before the Arrival of the Elgin Marbles; IV. The Parthenon Sculptures In Situ : Drawings and Travellers' Commentaries; V. The Acquisition of the Elgin Marbles (1799-1814); VI. Apostles and Opponents of the Elgin Marbles (The years 1806-1814); VII. The Purchase of the Elgin Marbles (1815-1816); VIII. Conclusion: Successes and Failures of the Elgin Marbles; Appendix A; Appendix B; Bibliography. ; Outstanding Dissertations in the Fine Arts; Ex-Library; xii, 468, 76 pl pages. Bookseller Inventory # 10824

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Title: Descensus Ad Terram : Acquisition and ...

Publisher: Garland Publishing, New York

Publication Date: 1977

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Good

Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket

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