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Seller: ancientgifts (4,386) 100% Top-Rated Plus, Location: Lummi Island, Washington, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 381839120127 Click here to see 1,000 archaeology/ancient history books and 2,000 ancient artifacts, antique gemstones, antique jewelry! Art And Society In Roman Britain By Jennifer Laing. The Development of Romano British Art - Religion - Personal Possessions - Jewelry - The Countryside - Towns - The Army - The Post Roman Period. DESCRIPTION: Hardback with Dust Jacket: 188 pages. Publisher: Wrens Park Publishing; (2000). ISBN: 0905778502. A superb and authoritative book, a description of Roman Britain which is compelling and exceptionally readable. Fully illustrated, this book is the ideal introduction to Roman-British art, including mosaics, sculpture and architecture. The author discusses art patrons and craftsmen, the close relationship between the political and economic history of the province and its art, and how Roman art responded rapidly to diverse influences. CONDITION: NEW. Unblemished except for mild edge and corner shelfwear to dustjacket, which includes a 3/4 inch closed, neatly mended edge tear to the back side of the dustjacket at the spine head. Back side of dustjacket also evidences extremely faint rubbing (back side of dustjacket is photo-finish, high gloss black and so shows rub marks very easily merely from being shelved between other books). Pages are pristine; clean, crisp, unmarked, unmutilated, tightly bound, unambiguously unread. Condition is entirely consistent with new stock from a bookstore environment wherein new books might show minor signs of shelfwear, consequence of simply being shelved and re-shelved. Satisfaction unconditionally guaranteed. In stock, ready to ship. PLEASE SEE IMAGES BELOW FOR JACKET DESCRIPTION(S) AND FOR PAGES OF PICTURES FROM INSIDE OF BOOK. PLEASE SEE PUBLISHER, PROFESSIONAL, AND READER REVIEWS BELOW. PROFESSIONAL REVIEWS: REVIEW: Accessible introduction to the subject and the period for anyone with an interest in Roman Britain, and offers a clear account of the ways in which the field of Roman studies and our knowledge of the sources have developed. Fully illustrated in black and white and with superb color plates, this carefully balanced picture of life in Roman Britain will appeal to all those with an interest in the creative achievements of an earlier generation of artist and craftsmen. The presentation of Romano-British art makes quite clear the close relationship between the political and economic history of the province and its art, arguing that Roman art responded rapidly to diverse influences. Laing also considers the development of Romano-British studies, the patrons and craftsmen themselves, and the diverse examples of art. REVIEW: This is a readable outline of Romano-British art - its origins, influences and developments - which can also be used as an introduction to the subject of Roman Britain. The close relationship between the political and economic history of the province and its art is made clear and, in contrast to the traditional view that Roman art existed only as copies of Greek art and lacked any fundamental dynamism of its own, the authors argue that Roman art responded rapidly to diverse influences. Jennifer Laing is a former research fellow in art history and tutor in Roman archaeology at the University of Liverpool. She is co-author with Lloyd Laing of Early English Art and Architecture, and The Picts and the Scots. REVIEW: Fully illustrated, this book is the ideal introduction to Roman-British art, including mosaics, sculpture and architecture. The author discusses art patrons and craftsmen, the close relationship between the political and economic history of the province. Laing's illustrated study argues that Roman art was dynamic in its response to diverse influences, and that Romano-British art, drawing on a creative mix of cultures, displays a striking originality. READER REVIEWS: REVIEW: The text describes the ways in which the invasion of Roman soldiers throughout Britain at the height and decline of the Roman Empire impacted the artwork of the area, both fine art and craftsmanship of everyday items. Not much is discussed of pre-Roman art except how its influences survived the Romans. It's fascinating to see how the Roman and Celtic styles blended according to area and type of artwork. Some, such as mosaics and murals, are almost purely Roman, while items like brooches and other metalwork retain a strong Celtic undertone. Later on, with the arrival of the Anglo-Saxons, we get to see how the recession of the Romans and the combination of Celtic and Anglo-Saxon tribal styles affect the local artwork. It also shows how some of what is often stereotyped as purely Celtic is, in actuality, hybridized. The text is surprisingly easy to read, yet very evocative of the items that are being described. The photos and drawings that punctuate it are the perfect counterpoints to illustrate what Laing is conveying. I highly, highly recommend this as a treatise on how art reflects societal changes, as well as for anyone interested in either Roman or Celtic art and culture. I always ship books Media Mail in a padded mailer. This book is shipped FOR FREE via USPS INSURED media mail (“book rate”). All domestic shipments and most international shipments will include free USPS Delivery Confirmation (you might be able to update the status of your shipment on-line at the USPS Web Site and free insurance coverage). A small percentage of international shipments may require an additional fee for tracking and/or delivery confirmation. If you are concerned about a little wear and tear to the book in transit, I would suggest a boxed shipment - it is an extra $1.00. Whether via padded mailer or box, we will give discounts for multiple purchases. International orders are welcome, but shipping costs are substantially higher. Most international orders cost an additional $12.99 to $33.99 for an insuredshipment in a heavily padded mailer, and typically includes some form of rudimentary tracking and/or delivery confirmation (though for some countries, this is only available at additional cost). There is also a discount program which can cut postage costs by 50% to 75% if you’re buying about half-a-dozen books or more (5 kilos+). Rates and available services vary a bit from country to country. You can email or message me for a shipping cost quote, but I assure you they are as reasonable as USPS rates allow, and if it turns out the rate is too high for your pocketbook, we will cancel the sale at your request. ADDITIONAL PURCHASES do receive a VERY LARGE discount, typically about $5 per book (for each additional book after the first) so as to reward you for the economies of combined shipping/insurance costs. Your purchase will ordinarily be shipped within 48 hours of payment. We package as well as anyone in the business, with lots of protective padding and containers. All of our shipments are sent via insured mail so as to comply with PayPal requirements. We do NOT recommend uninsured shipments, and expressly disclaim any responsibility for the loss of an uninsured shipment. Unfortunately the contents of parcels are easily “lost” or misdelivered by postal employees – even in the USA. That’s why all of our domestic shipments (and most international) shipments include a USPS delivery confirmation tag; or are trackable or traceable, and all shipments (international and domestic) are insured. We do offer U.S. Postal Service Priority Mail, Registered Mail, and Express Mail for both international and domestic shipments, as well United Parcel Service (UPS) and Federal Express (Fed-Ex). Please ask for a rate quotation. We will accept whatever payment method you are most comfortable with. If upon receipt of the item you are disappointed for any reason whatever, I offer a no questions asked return policy. Send it back, I will give you a complete refund of the purchase price (less our original shipping costs). Most of the items I offer come from the collection of a family friend who was active in the field of Archaeology for over forty years. However many of the items also come from purchases I make in Eastern Europe, India, and from the Levant (Eastern Mediterranean/Near East) from various institutions and dealers. Though I have always had an interest in archaeology, my own academic background was in sociology and cultural anthropology. After my retirement however, I found myself drawn to archaeology as well. Aside from my own personal collection, I have made extensive and frequent additions of my own via purchases on Ebay (of course), as well as many purchases from both dealers and institutions throughout the world – but especially in the Near East and in Eastern Europe. I spend over half of my year out of the United States, and have spent much of my life either in India or Eastern Europe. In fact much of what we generate on Yahoo, Amazon and Ebay goes to support The Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, as well as some other worthy institutions in Europe connected with Anthropology and Archaeology. I acquire some small but interesting collections overseas from time-to-time, and have as well some duplicate items within my own collection which I occasionally decide to part with. Though I have a collection of ancient coins numbering in the tens of thousands, my primary interest is in ancient jewelry. My wife also is an active participant in the "business" of antique and ancient jewelry, and is from Russia. I would be happy to provide you with a certificate/guarantee of authenticity for any item you purchase from me. There is a $2 fee for mailing under separate cover. Whenever I am overseas I have made arrangements for purchases to be shipped out via domestic mail. If I am in the field, you may have to wait for a week or two for a COA to arrive via international air mail. But you can be sure your purchase will arrive properly packaged and promptly - even if I am absent. And when I am in a remote field location with merely a notebook computer, at times I am not able to access my email for a day or two, so be patient, I will always respond to every email. Please see our "ADDITIONAL TERMS OF SALE." TRANSLATE Arabic Chinese French German Greek Indonesian Italian Hindi Japanese Korean Swedish Portuguese Russian Spanish

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