New York: Cambridge University Press, 2003.
First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. Item #9985
Slight wear; Dust Jacket slight wear. Crisp oversize hardcover. ; "This book treats the historiography of ancient Near Eastern and Classical art, examining the social, intellectual and institutional contexts that have shaped the way that the history of ancient art has been and continues to be written. It demonstrates how, from the Renaissance to the present, the study and interpretation of ancient art reflect contemporary ideas and practices." Contents: 1. Introduction / A.A. Donohue -- 2. From Whores to Hierodules: The historiographic invention of Mesopotamian female sex professionals / Julia Assante -- 3. Humanissima ars: Evaluation and devaluation in Pliny, Vasari, and Baden / Jacob Isager -- 4. The Fate of Plate and Other Precious Materials: Toward a historiography of ancient Greek minor arts / Kenneth Lapatin -- 5. 'Der Stil der Nachahmer': A brief historiography of stylistic retrospection / Mark D. Fullerton -- 6. The Peplos and the "Dorian question" / Mireille M. Lee -- 7. Mrs Arthur Strong, Morelli, and the Troopers of Cortés / Mary Beard -- 8. Jargon, Authenticity, and the Nature of Cultural History-Writing: Not out of Africa and the Black Athena debate / Joanne Monteagle Stearns; Index. ; x, 213 pages.