ANTIQUITY RESTORED. ESSAYS ON THE AFTERLIFE OF THE ANTIQUE
ANTIQUITY RESTORED. ESSAYS ON THE AFTERLIFE OF THE ANTIQUE
Seymour Howard

1990
222 × 290 mm, 344 pages
301 b&w illustrations
clothbound, with jacket
ISBN 3-900731-11-X

Jacket illustration : François Perrier, frontispiece of Segmenta Nobilium Signorum et Statuarem, 1638.
 

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These essays trace the perception of classical art from antiquity to the present day. The articles focus on the role of restorations and patronage in the development of modern taste, and deal also with the social, psychological, and formal, or iconological, aspects of the response to classical imagery.

 

CONTENTS

PREFACE BY ERNST H. GOMBRICH
INTRODUCTION
1. ANTIQUITY RESTORED: AN OVERVIEW WITH DEFINITIONS
2. PERGAMENE ART COLLECTING AND ITS AFTERMATH
3. ON THE RECONSTRUCTION OF THE VATICAN LAOCOÖN GROUP
4. PULLING HERAKLES’ LEG: DELLA PORTA, ALGARDI, AND OTHERS
5. SOME EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY RESTORATIONS OF MYRON’S DISCOBOLOS
6. BOY ON A DOLPHIN: NOLLEKENS AND CAVACEPPI
7. BARTOLOMEO CAVACEPPI AND THE ORIGINS OF NEOCLASSICAL SCULPTURE
8. HENRY BLUNDELL’S SLEEPING VENUS
9. THE LANSDOWNE BUST OF THE ATHENA OF VELLETRI
10.  AN ANTIQUARIAN HANDLIST AND THE BEGINNTNGS OF THE PIO CLEMENTINO
11. THE ANTIQUARIAN MARKET IN ROME AND THE RISE OF NEOCLASSICISM: A BASIS FOR CANOVA'S “NEW CLASSICS”
12. WINCKELMANN’S DAEMON: THE SCHOEAR AS CRITIC, CHRONICLER, AND HISTORIAN
13. THOMAS JEFFERSON’S ART GALLERY FOR
14. BLAKE: CLASSICISM. GOTHICISM, AND NATIONALISM
15. THE STEEL PEN AND THE MODERN LINE OF BEAUTY
16. A DOSSENESQUE “DOUBLE HERM” IN CALIFORNIA
17. GREEK THEATER AND PSYCHODRAMA THEATER
NOTES
BIBLIOGRAPHY
MANUSCRIPTS
GENERAL BIBLIOGRAPHY
SELECTED PUBLICATIONS BY SEYMOUR HOWARD
LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
INDEX