AFA, Hudson Hills
Roman Art from the Louvre
Published in conjunction with a traveling exhibition organized by the American Federation of Arts, this catalogue explores themes such as religion, urbanism, war, imperial expansion, funerary practices, intellectual life, and family as vividly represented in mosaics, frescoes, bronze and terracotta statuettes, monumental sculptures, sarcophagi, and glass and metal vessels.
The gorgeous portraits in stone became the visual and graphic “hook,” enployed on the cover and continued with the frontispieces for each essay. All works in the plates section were accompanied by a lengthy, descriptive text so that in the book’s design, it was critical to give each spread space and order with the treatment of the text so it was inviting to read, while allowing the images to be as large as possible.
Published by the American Federation of Arts and Hudson Hills Press, 2007, paperbound and hardbound with jacket, 280 pages, 185 color illustrations, 29.8 × 23.2 cm
ISBNs: 155595283-6; 978-155595283-9