In the brilliant penultimate chapter she meditates on an ancient compendium of jokes, the philogelos. Admittedly, i'm a cultural relativist, but still i think that some of the examples she cites are still funny--funnier than she thinks.
Mary beard's book shows that romans applied humor more broadly than greeks. The romans found many things that we find humorous today, humorous in the olden times. Beard is a well-regarded historian with a long beard.
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High resolution enlargements show how frazetta varied his technique in the same work, morphing from impasto impressionistic brush strokes to almost brush and ink drawing. Both of these seem to be what must be the same size as the original art, or mayb... Read More
Paging through the book you notice the thicker, quality art-book paper and how substantial the volume feels as a whole. Original and revised versions, prelim sketches and paperback covers. Beautiful printing in true coffee table book fashion.
Except for betty ballantine’s paragraphs—used without copyright attribution from the earlier peacock press frazetta books—the text sheds no new light on frazetta. Other than one or two roughs or sketches there is nothing in this book that hasn’t alrea... Read More