Etruscan art / Nigel Spivey.Material type: BookSeries: World of art: Publisher: New York : Thames and Hudson, 1997Description: 216 pages : illustrations (some color), map ; 21 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 0500203040.Subject(s): Art, Etruscan
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The Etruscans were the most powerful force in central Italy until Roman unification of the peninsula. Vestiges of their art, architecture, and unique language have long intrigued scholars, and the search for this mysterious civilization continues to fire the imagination. Despite a history of pillage, rich archaeological evidence survives: thousands of tombs, many of them frescoed and filled with vases, sculpture, jewelry, and metalwork; and the mysterious Etruscan sites that are places of tourist pilgrimage, such as Cerveteri, Vulci, and Tarquinia. In this new book, the first survey of its kind in more than twenty years, Nigel Spivey brings the Etruscan world to life, illuminating the social, political, and cultural context of the art objects and artifacts that remain the singular achievement of the Etruscans.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 203-206) and index.