By Christopher Redmond

ISBN-10: 0889242461

ISBN-13: 9780889242463

Right here in a single handy ebook by means of a famous Sherlockian pupil is every little thing wanted for the examine and delight of the Holmes canon: details at the tales and their publishing heritage; an evaluation of a century of illustrators; a biography of Arthur Conan Doyle and a bibliography of his different writings; observation at the movies and performs approximately Sherlock Holmes; synopses of the tales and knowledge approximately their characters; a survey of Victorian existence and at the geography and social scene of 1895 London; and knowledge on present Sherlockian companies. a last part reviews at the lasting allure of Sherlock Holmes and what he capability to generations of readers.

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Brilliant argues in a recent article (2007: 10-11) that style is a “metahistorical term” and a “fictive artifact” with “its own historical interpretation,” which is “trying to simplify the apparent chaotic nature of artistic production at some time in some place, and providing therefore some useful normative appellation” (Brilliant 2007, 10-11 with references to Shapiro, 1962: 278-303; 1998: 143; Goodman, 1975: 799-811; Lang, 1987; Elkins, 1996: 876-883). The term “Roman style” is too ample to carry any significance, as it embraces all art produced in the Empire.

In the early 20th century, structuralism dominated theoretical perspectives in art and archaeology, and Kaschnitz von Weinberg was a leading figure in the field of ancient sculpture studies. He, in turn, was a follower of Riegl, who 7 is often regarded as the founder of stylistic studies (Brilliant, 2007: 16). Riegl’s first work, Stilfragen (1892), was published in relation to a discussion of ugliness and art in Vienna at the end of the 19th century (Kiilerich, 2007b). The volume embodied an abstract approach to the phenomenon of style and was a counterpart to his later work, Spätrömische Kunstindustrie (1902), which emphasised lateRoman form, material and visuality (Riegl, 1892, 1902).

Military insignia were 16 chapter one the most prestigious spolia, and commanders brought them back to Rome to display in their triumphs, but even gems can be considered spolia; for example, a gem of Livia is now set into the so-called Merrimann cross in Aachen, which dates to the time of Charlemagne (Forsyth, 1995: 153). The concept of spolia was well understood by the 4th century (Alchermes, 1994: 167). 19). Since the term spolia was associated with objects removed from their original context, often by force, it was well-suited to reused architectural materials in Late Antiquity, which in most cases were quarried—spoliated, one might say—from buildings.

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