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Ling, Roger

Overview
Works: 97 works in 432 publications in 8 languages and 9,251 library holdings
Genres: Pictorial works  History  Conference papers and proceedings  Juvenile works  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Other, Author of introduction, Adapter
Classifications: DF78, 913.3803
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Most widely held works by Roger Ling
The Greek world by Roger Ling( Book )

24 editions published between 1975 and 1990 in English and German and held by 1,375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Etruscan and early Roman architecture by Axel Boëthius( Book )

23 editions published between 1978 and 1994 in English and held by 1,073 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ancient mosaics by Roger Ling( Book )

23 editions published between 1997 and 2003 in English and Spanish and held by 1,013 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using thousands and sometimes millions of pieces of colored stone or glass to create elaborate patterns or scenes is a painstaking and expensive way to decorate a surface. Yet the art of mosaic enjoyed spectacular success in the Graeco-Roman world, where its practitioners created some of the most beautiful artworks in history. This handsomely illustrated and elegantly written book traces the evolution of mosaic from the Hellenistic period to the early Christian era, with particular emphasis on the Roman Empire, and examines its regional variations from Britain to North Africa and from the Levant to the Spanish seaboard. The eminent classical scholar Roger Ling explains how mosaics were first made in the fifth century B.C. with the use of inset pebbles to provide durable pavements. He shows how mosaic became one of the hallmarks of luxury in Roman times, when such masterpieces of imperial floor decoration as the black-and-white silhouette pavements of Ostia and the colorful figure compositions of Piazza Armerina in Sicily were created. From pavements, mosaic graduated to walls and ceilings, where it culminated in the soaring blue and gold work of early Christian churches in Rome, Constantinople, and Ravenna. Ling examines the wide range of styles and subject matter employed by mosaicists, whether geometric patterns or figurative scenes of mythology, agriculture, and hunting, and explores what mosaics reveal about domestic and imperial tastes and aspirations. Such topics as techniques and materials, the relationship of mosaic to other forms of interior decoration, and the influence of ancient mosaics in more recent times are also discussed in detail. Illuminating, attractive, and affordable, this book makes a major contribution to classical scholarship and will also appeal strongly to art historians, artists, designers, and general readers
Pompeii : history, life & afterlife by Roger Ling( Book )

11 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and Japanese and held by 679 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book describes the day-to-day life of Pompeii's inhabitants on the eve of the fatal eruption in AD 79, as well as the eruption itself and its aftermath. The city was rediscovered in the late 16th century, and since then archaeologists have discovered more and more of the city's past. Contains an assessment of the conflicting demands of conservation and public access
Roman art by Donald Emrys Strong( Book )

21 editions published between 1988 and 1995 in English and held by 628 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The insula of the Menander at Pompeii by Roger Ling( Book )

29 editions published between 1996 and 2004 in English and held by 362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wall-painting in Roman Britain by Norman Davey( Book )

24 editions published in 1982 in 3 languages and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Cambridge ancient history, plates to volume VII, part 1: The Hellenistic world to the coming of the Romans by Roger Ling( Book )

23 editions published between 1984 and 2006 in English and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fifth International Colloquium on ancient mosaics : held at Bath, England, on September 5-12, 1987 by International Colloquium on Ancient Mosaics( Book )

41 editions published between 1987 and 1995 in 5 languages and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stuccowork and painting in Roman Italy by Roger Ling( Book )

15 editions published in 1999 in English and French and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Making classical art : process & practice by Roger Ling( Book )

8 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Romano-British wall painting by Roger Ling( Book )

4 editions published in 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Severan buildings of Lepcis Magna : an architectural survey by J. B Ward-Perkins( Book )

9 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Cambridge ancient history( Book )

in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Insula of the Menander at Pompeii by Roger Ling( Book )

14 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The insula of the Menander at Pompeii by Roger Ling( Book )

9 editions published between 1983 and 1997 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De klassieke Griekse wereld by A. W Johnston( Book )

2 editions published in 1978 in Dutch and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The decorations by Roger Ling( Book )

2 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Ancient mosaics
Alternative Names
Ling, R.

リング, R.

リング, ロジャー

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Ancient mosaicsPompeii : history, life & afterlifeRoman artThe insula of the Menander at PompeiiThe Cambridge ancient history, plates to volume VII, part 1: The Hellenistic world to the coming of the RomansStuccowork and painting in Roman ItalyMaking classical art : process & practiceRomano-British wall painting