WorldCat Identities

Lapatin, Kenneth D. S.

Works: 36 works in 154 publications in 4 languages and 4,276 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  History  Conference papers and proceedings  Pictorial works  Juvenile works  Toy and movable books  Pop-up books 
Roles: Editor, Author, Other, Author of introduction, Contributor
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Kenneth D. S Lapatin
The color of life : polychromy in sculpture from antiquity to the present( Book )

13 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There has been a persistent tradition of enlivening sculptures with color. This book presents five essays on polychromy in classical Greek through contemporary sculpture, along with discussions of over 40 extraordinary polychrome sculptures
Ancient Greece : art, architecture, and history by Marina Belozerskaya( Book )

18 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 518 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The ancient Greeks are widely considered the founders of Western civilization. To them we attribute such fundamental concepts as democracy, philosophy, theater, and athletics. This richly illustrated book traces their lasting contributions in the visual arts and places them in historical and cultural context. From the Minoans and Mycenaeans of the second millennium B.C. to the Athenians of the Golden Age of Perikles; from those who dwelled in small city-states to the inhabitants of the vast empires of Alexander the Great and his successors, who spread Greek culture far afield before they fell to the Romans, Greeks produced remarkable monuments of architecture, sculpture, and painting: majestic temples dedicated to the gods; life-like statues of bronze and marble; and painted pots renowned for their elegance. These were far more than works of art, however. They reflected - and projected - essential cultural values, whether they were intended for religious sanctuaries for aristocratic drinking parties, civic squares or tombs."--Jacket
Power and pathos : bronze sculpture of the Hellenistic world( Book )

9 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 513 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For the general public and specialists alike, the Hellenistic period (323-31 BC) and its diverse artistic legacy remain underexplored and not well understood. Yet it was a time when artists throughout the Mediterranean developed new forms, dynamic compositions, and graphic realism to meet new expressive goals, particularly in the realm of portraiture. Rare survivors from antiquity, large bronze statues are today often displayed in isolation, decontextualized as masterpieces of ancient art. Power and Pathos gathers together significant examples of bronze sculpture in order to highlight their varying styles, techniques, contexts, functions, and histories. As the first comprehensive volume on large-scale Hellenistic bronze statuary, this book includes groundbreaking archaeological, art-historical, and scientific essays offering new approaches to understanding ancient production and correctly identifying these remarkable pieces. Designed to become the standard reference for decades to come, the book emphasizes the unique role of bronze both as a medium of prestige and artistic innovation and as a material exceptionally suited for reproduction."--Publisher's description
Mysteries of the snake goddess : art, desire, and the forging of history by Kenneth D. S Lapatin( Book )

13 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lepatin demonstrates that the most famous piece of Minoan art, an ivory and gold Snake Goddess, is a modern forgery. He goes on to show that much of the excepted description of ancient Minoan culture was created Sir Arthur Evans in the early twentieth century
The last days of Pompeii : decadence, apocalypse, resurrection by Victoria C Gardner Coates( Book )

11 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Destroyed yet paradoxically preserved by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in A.D. 79, Pompeii and other nearby sites are usually considered places where we can most directly experience the daily lives of ancient Romans. Rather than present these sites as windows to the past, however, the authors of this book exlore Pompeii as a modern obsession, in which the Vesuvian sites function as mirrors of the present. Through cultural appropriation and projection, outstanding visual and literary artists of the last three centuries have made the ancient catastrophe their own, expressing contemporary concerns in diverse media, from paintings, prints, and sculpture, to theatrical performances, photography, and film. This volume, featuring the works of artists such as Piranesi, Fragonard, Kaufmann, Ingres, Chasseriau, and Alma-Tadema, as well as Duchamp, Dali, Rothko, Rauschenberg, and Warhol, surveys the legacy of Pompeii in the modern imagination under the three overarching rubrics of decadence, apocalypse, and resurrection. The section on decadence investigates the perception of Pompeii as a site of impending and well-deserved doom due to the excesses of the ancient Romans, such as paganism, licentiousness, greed, gluttony, and violence. The catastrophic demise of the Vesuvian sites has become inexorably linked with the understanding of antiquity, turning Pompeii into a fundamental allegory for apocalypse, to which all subsequent disasters (natural or man-made) are related, from the San Francisco earthquake of 1906 to Hiroshima, Nagasaki, 9/11, and Hurricane Katrina. The section on resurrection examines how Pompeii and the Vesuvian cities have been reincarnated in modern guise through both scientific archaeology and fantasy, as each successive cultural reality superimposed its values and ideas on the distant past
Chryselephantine statuary in the ancient Mediterranean world by Kenneth D. S Lapatin( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Luxus : the sumptuous arts of Greece and Rome by Kenneth D. S Lapatin( Book )

9 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"With a series of in-depth essays, more than 225 color illustrations and commentaries, and an extensive bibliography, Kenneth Lapatin provides an integrated contextual analysis of a wide variety of ancient Greek and Roman luxury objects fashioned from gold and silver, semiprecious hard stones, and organic materials such as ivory, wood, amber, and pearl"--Provided by publisher
Cultural Memories in the Roman Empire by John H D Alcock( Book )

7 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Fifteen essays address the cultural artifacts of ancient Rome through the lens of memory studies, bringing together such diverse disciplines as art and archeology, history, religion, literature, sociology, media studies, and neuroscience"--Provided by publisher
The Berthouville silver treasure and Roman luxury( Book )

6 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1830 a farmer plowing a field near the village of Berthouville in Normandy, France, discovered a trove of ancient Roman silver objects weighing some 55 pounds (25 kilograms). The Berthouville treasure, as the find came to be known, includes two statuettes representing the Gallo-Roman god Mercury and approximately sixty vessels--bowls, cups, pitchers, and plates, many of which bear votive inscriptions--along with dozens of smaller components and fragments. Dedicated to Mercury by various individuals, the treasure, including some of the finest ancient Roman silver to survive, fortunately escaped being melted down. It was acquired by the Cabinet des médailles et antiques of the Bibliothèque Royale (now the Département des Monnaies, médailles et antiques of the Bibliothèque nationale de France), where it was displayed until late 2010, when it was brought in its entirety to the Getty Villa together with four large, late antique silver plates, each with its own colorful history, for comprehensive conservation treatment. This sumptuously illustrated volume ... presents the highlights of the treasure and other Roman luxury arts from the holdings of the Cabinet des médailles--including precious gems, jewelry, gold coins, and colored marbles--and contextualizes them in a series of elucidating essays."--Publisher's Web site
Restoring the Minoans : Elizabeth Price and Sir Arthur Evans by Jennifer Chi( Book )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How do archaeologists and artists reimagine what life was like during the Greek Bronze Age? How do contemporary conditions influence the way we understand the ancient past? This innovative book considers two imaginative restorations of the ancient world that test the boundaries of interpretation and invention by bringing together the discovery of Minoan culture by the British archaeologist Sir Arthur Evans (1851-1941) and the work of the Turner Prize-winning video artist Elizabeth Price (b. 1966). Featured essays examine Evans's interpretation and restoration of the Knossos palace and present fresh photography of Minoan artifacts and archival photographs of the dig alongside beautiful, previously unpublished watercolors and drawings by the archaeological illustrators and restorers who worked on the site: Emile Gillieron pere (1850-1924), Emile Gillieron fils (1885-1939), Piet de Jong (1887-1967), and others. 00Exhibition: Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, United Kingdom (05.10.2017 - 07.01.2018)
Seeing the Getty Villa by Richard Ross( Book )

6 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Artistry in bronze : the Greeks and their legacy : XIX International congress on ancient bronzes by Colloque international sur les bronzes antiques( Book )

8 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The forty-seven papers in this volume derive from the proceedings of the nineteenth International Bronze Congress, held at the Getty Center and Villa in October 2015 in connection with the exhibition Power and Pathos: Bronze Sculpture of the Hellenistic World"--Provided by publisher
Gu xi la yi shu by Marina Belozerskaya( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in Chinese and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chryselephantine statuary in the ancient Mediterranean world by Kenneth D. S Lapatin( Book )

8 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Potere e pathos : bronzi del mondo ellenistico( Book )

6 editions published in 2015 in Italian and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The colors of clay : special techniques in Athenian vases by Beth Cohen( Book )

4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This catalogue documents a major exhibition at the Getty Villa that was the first ever to focus on ancient Athenian terracotta vases made by techniques other than the well-known black- and red-figure styles. The exhibition comprised vases executed in bilingual, coral-red gloss, outline, Kerch-style, white ground, and Six's technique, as well as examples with added clay and gilding, and plastic vases and additions. The Colors of Clay opens with an introductory essay that integrates the diverse themes of the exhibition and sets them within the context of vase making in general; a second essay discusses conservation issues related to several of the techniques. A detailed discussion of the techniques featured in the exhibition precedes each section of the catalogue. More than a hundred vases from museums in the United States and Europe are described in depth."--Publisher's description
Heiliger Luxus Der römische Silberschatz von Berthouville( Book )

4 editions published in 2017 in German and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In den letzten Jahren sorgte eine außergewöhnliche Ausstellung über den Luxus im alten Rom in der internationalen Kunstgemeinde für Aufsehen. Doch nicht Prahlerei, Völlerei und Ausschweifungen einer dekadenten Gesellschaft standen im Zentrum. Vielmehr strahlten in den Virtrinen des Getty-Museums die Opfergaben zu Ehren Merkurs, des römischen Gottes des Reichtums. Nach Jahren der aufwendigen Restauration war es gelungen, die einmalige zusammenhängende Sammlung aus Statuen, Tassen, Krügen und Platten zu restaurieren und in seiner ganzen Pracht zu präsentieren. Der Silberschatz aus der römischen Provinz zeigt nicht nur edle Materialien sondern auch eine meisterhafte Handwerkskunst, die Motive von mystischen Centauren bis zu trojanischen Kampfszenen lebendig werden läßt. Das Getty-Museum hat den Schatz in detailgenauen Großaufnahmen fotografiert und durch die besten Experten in diesem Prachtband kommentieren lassen
Der römische Silberschatz von Berthouville heiliger Luxus( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in German and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discover the world of ancient Greece : adventures in art : an activity pop-up book by Pat Paris( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Audience Level
Audience Level
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.52 (from 0.40 for Power and ... to 0.95 for Chryseleph ...)

WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
The color of life : polychromy in sculpture from antiquity to the present
Ancient Greece : art, architecture, and historyMysteries of the snake goddess : art, desire, and the forging of historyChryselephantine statuary in the ancient Mediterranean worldPapers on special techniques in Athenian vases : proceedings of a symposium held in connection with the exhibition 'The colors of clay: special techniques in Athenian vases', at the Getty Villa, June 15-17, 2006Seeing the Getty VillaChryselephantine statuary in the ancient Mediterranean worldThe colors of clay : special techniques in Athenian vasesDiscover the world of ancient Greece : adventures in art : an activity pop-up book
Alternative Names
Kenethus Lapatin

Kenneth Lapatin Amerikaans archeoloog

Lapatin Kenneth

Lapatin, Kenneth 1961-

Lapatin, Kenneth D.S.

Lapatin, Kenneth D.S. 1961-

Κέννεθ Λαπάτιν

English (125)

Italian (6)

German (5)

Chinese (2)