Press, Daniel Patrick (2014). Lapidarium. In Janette McWilliam (Ed.), A Study in Stone (pp. 46-48) St. Lucia, QLD, Australia: RD Milns Antiquities Museum, The University of Queensland.

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Author Press, Daniel Patrick
Title of chapter Lapidarium
Title of book A Study in Stone
Place of Publication St. Lucia, QLD, Australia
Publisher RD Milns Antiquities Museum, The University of Queensland
Publication Year 2014
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
Open Access Status
ISBN 9871742721217
Editor Janette McWilliam
Start page 46
End page 48
Total pages 3
Collection year 2015
Language eng
Formatted Abstract/Summary
...Considering the fanfare that is often attached to the masterpieces of Greek and Roman statuary surviving from antiquity, it is perhaps unsurprising that in popular imagination, inscriptions are rarely seen as objects of beauty. Although today they are usually considered more for the information they provide than their aesthetic qualities, epigraphs actually have a long and venerable history as objets d'art. The prolific monumentalism of the Roman Empire ensured that ancient inscriptions became a standard part of the European landscape, a landscape that would inspire architects and antiquarians, gentlemen collectors and grand tourists, from the Renaissance to the present day. Epigraphic material, collected together with fragments of architectural detail, sarcophagi, statuary, and relief sculpture, became the genesis for the lapidarium...
Q-Index Code BX
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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