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Winckelmann, Johann Joachim, 1717-1768.

History of the art of antiquity / Johann Joachim Winckelmann ; introduction by Alex Potts ; translation by Harry Francis Mallgrave.

Additional Title(s):

Geschichte der Kunst des Altertums. English

Los Angeles, Calif. : Getty Research Institute, 2006.
Physical Description:
xiv, 431 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
Reference Library
N5330 .W7413 2006 (LC)
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Table of contents
Original text published: Dresden : in der Waltherischen Hof-Buchhandlung, 1764.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
"Translation of a foundational text for the disciplines of art history and archaeology. Offers a systematic history of art in ancient Egypt, Persia, Etruria, Rome, and, above all, Greece that synthesizes the visual and written evidence then available"--Provided by publisher.
Subject Terms:
Art, Ancient.
Art, Ancient.
Art, Greek.
Art, Greek.
Potts, Alex.

  • History of the art of antiquity
  • Legends for the engravings
  • Engravings
  • I: Investigation of art with regard to its essence
  • 1. Origin of art and reasons for its diversity among peoples
  • 2. Art of the Egyptians, Phoenicians, and Persians
  • 3. Art of the Etruscans and their neighbors
  • 4. Art of the Greeks
  • 5. Art of the Romans
  • II: History of the art of antiquity with regard to the external circumstances of the time among the Greeks.