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The Book Transformed

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This article considers the interplay of traditional academic art history book forms with the transformations of Web publication. Special attention is given to the increased number, size, type, and quality of images, and to the new opportunities this provides for scholarly research, interpretation, and presentation. This interplay is considered through an examination of an academic website focused on one major work of art, the Ara Pacis Augustae (Rome, Italy, 13–9 BCE). This site ( was published by Charles Rhyne and Reed College, in Portland, Oregon, on April 15, 2011, and is used extensively by students, teachers, scholars, and the public worldwide.

Keywords: Ara Pacis Augustae; Digital Images; Images as Evidence; Museo dell'Ara Pacis, Rome, Italy; Restoration; Website Design

Document Type: Research Article


Publication date: 2013-06-01

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