The Lost World of Pompeii

The Lost World of Pompeii

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by Colin Amery, Brian Curran
     
 


Since Mount Vesuvius erupted in A.D. 79, the story of the lost city of Pompeii continues to intrigue the public. Discoveries at Pompeii and the nearby village of Herculaneum include elegant villas, whole rooms intact adorned with classical motifs and exquisite frescoes-as vivid as the day they were painted-as well as skillfully laid-out gardens. Excavations began… See more details below

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Since Mount Vesuvius erupted in A.D. 79, the story of the lost city of Pompeii continues to intrigue the public. Discoveries at Pompeii and the nearby village of Herculaneum include elegant villas, whole rooms intact adorned with classical motifs and exquisite frescoes-as vivid as the day they were painted-as well as skillfully laid-out gardens. Excavations began in 1748 but halted from 1954-94. Today, new funding mean that parts of the site are being opened and recorded for the first time.

This book provides more than 150 new photographs by Chris Caldicott, Royal Geographic Society photographer-in-residence. Its covers such topics as the history of the city, the discovery of the remains, the town plan, the private life of Pompeii, Pompeii's design legacy, and the site today. Published in association with the World Monuments Fund, this lavish book offers readers a fresh and comprehensive exploration of Pompeii and Herculaneum.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780892366873
Publisher:
Getty Publications
Publication date:
12/28/2002
Series:
Getty Trust Publications: J. Paul Getty Museum Series
Edition description:
1
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
9.30(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction7
The City Vanishes10
Rediscovery and Excavation28
Voices From a Lost World48
The Pompeian House92
Life and Art118
The Grand Tour146
The Legacy of Pompeian Style168
Notes184
Further Reading185
Glossary186
Chronology187
Index188
Acknowledgments192

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