Google full text of our books:


Roman Eyes:
Visuality and Subjectivity in Art and Text
Jas Elsner

Book Description | Table of Contents
Chapter 1 [HTML] or [PDF format]


"The major virtue of this work, quite simply, is its author. Jaś Elsner is by now one of the most well-known figures in the field of ancient art history, respected for his notable erudition, extensive range of interests and expertise, his continuing productivity, and above all, for the originality of his mind. This volume stands both as a kind of convenient introduction to a number of issues that have engaged Elsner's attention over these last years--and continue to do so--and as a rich feast of sophisticated and often brilliant readings of individual texts and artifacts, always written with clarity and style."--Froma Zeitlin, Princeton University

"Jaś Elsner is the predominant contemporary scholar of the relationship between classical art and ancient subjectivity. His is a sensibility particularly attuned to the way in which viewing, desire, social constructions and generic discourses interplay and interact. It is simply impossible not to take his arguments into consideration if one works on Roman material culture and the place of art in literature."--Shadi Bartsch, University of Chicago

Return to Book Description

File created: 11/1/2016

Questions and comments to:
Princeton University Press

holiday sale Holiday Book Sale
New Book E-mails
New In Print
PUP Blog
Princeton APPS
Sample Chapters
Princeton Legacy Library
Exam/Desk Copy
Recent Awards
Princeton Shorts
Freshman Reading
PUP Europe
About Us
Contact Us
PUP Home

Bookmark and Share