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Principles of Decoration in the Roman World

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Funded by:European Research Council (ERC) 
Edited by:Annette Haug and M. Taylor Lauritsen
book: Principles of Decoration in the Roman World

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This book explores the manner in which architectural settings and action contexts influenced the perception of decoration in the Roman world. Crucial to the relationship between ancient viewers and media was the concept of decor, a term employed by Vitruvius and other Roman authors to describe the appropriateness of particular decorative elements to the environment in which they were located. The papers in this volume examine a diverse range of decorated spaces, from press rooms to synagogues, through the lens of decor. In doing so, they shed new light on the decorative principles employed across Roman Italy and beyond.

Frontmatter
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I
Preface
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V
Table of Contents
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VII
Introduction: Principles of Decor
Annette Haug
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1
Decoration and Attention in the Forum of Augustus: The Agency of Ancient Imagery Between Ritual and Routine
Francesco de Angelis
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15
Decorative Features and Social Practices in Spaces for Agricultural Production in Roman Villas
Michael Feige
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33
Decorative Principles Between the Public and Private Spheres in Pompeii: Contexts, Patrons and Artisans
Domenico Esposito
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53
The Capitolium at Brescia in the Flavian Period
Anne Kleineberg
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71
Ceiling Decor Contextualised: A Case Study from the ‘Casa di Augusto’ on the Palatine
Johannes Lipps
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91
From Insula to Dwelling: Architectural Transformations and Principles of Decor in Insula V at Herculaneum
Alexandra Dardenay
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107
Ornamental Painting on Campanian House Façades
M. Taylor Lauritsen
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123
The Murals of the Synagogue at Dura Europos as an Expression of Roman Koine
Eric M. Moormann
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141
All the World’s a Stage: On the Interplay of Decoration in Pompeian Houses
Katharina Lorenz
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163
The Intermediality of Landscape in the Decorum of Roman Villas
Mantha Zarmakoupi
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177
Author Biographies
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193

 

 

 


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