The Power of Images in the Age of Augustus
"Art and architecture are mirrors of a society. They reflect the state of its values, especially in times of crisis or transition." Upon this premise Paul Zanker builds an interpretation of Augustan art as a visual language that both expressed and furthered the transformation of Roman society during the rule of Augustus Caesar. The Power of Images in the Age of Augustus illustrates how the establishment of monarchy under Augustus Caesar led to the creation of a new system of visual imagery that reflects the consciousness of this transitional age.
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A fantastic guide to the propaganda of the Augustan era. No one has compiled all of the images presented by coins, monuments, statues, and everything else better than Paul Zankar, after weeks of searching for the right book to use as a guide for a paper on the topic, Zankar's book was a total lifesaver. Information is presented in a way that is interesting, meaningful, and precise, with historical context outside the immediate sphere of propagandists.
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