Antiquity Recovered: The Legacy of Pompeii and Herculaneum available in Hardcover
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Beginning in 1709, when their antiquities first were recovered, Pompeii and Herculaneum have exercised the historical imagination of the West. This volume presents a diverse array of response to the sites, tracing how perceptions of the past have changed over the course of three centuries of excavations, what the editors call "the strata of interpretation." The thirteen essays range in subject from a reassessment of the contents of the library at Herculaneum's Villa of the Papyri to the symbolic appearance of the ancient world in such films as Roberto Rossellini's Voyage in Italy and Jean-Luc Godard's Contempt.
Antiquity Recovered explores the complexities of "the reception of the past" and helps enhance our understanding of the roles these cities have played, and continue to play, in Western culture.
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About the Author
Victoria C. Gardner Coates is a lecturer in the Department of the History of Art at the University of Pennsylvania.
Jon L. Seydl is associate curator of paintings at the Getty Museum.
Table of Contents
Introduction Victoria C. Gardner Coates Jon L. Seydl 1
Natural Marvels and Ancient Ruins: Volcanism and the Recovery of Antiquity in Early Modern Naples Sean Cocco 15
Subverting the Secret of Herculaneum: Archaeological Espionage in the Kingdom of Naples Alden R. Gordon 37
From Art to Archaeology: Recontextualizing the Images from the Porticus of Herculaneum Tina Najbjerg 59
Four Women from Stabiae: Eighteenth-Century Antiquarian Practice and the History of Ancient Roman Painting Herica Valladares 73
Hearing Voices: The Herculaneum Papyri and Classical Scholarship James I. Porter 95
Picnic at Pompeii: Hyperbole and Digression in the Warm South Chloe Chard 115
The Visible and the Visual: Pompeii and Herculaneum in the Getty Research Institute Collections Claire L. Lyons Marcia Reed 133
The Sentinel of Pompeii: An Exemplum for the Nineteenth Century Lee Behlman 157
Science or Morbid Curiosity? The Casts of Giuseppe Fiorelli and the Last Days of Romantic Pompeii Eugene Dwyer 171
"A Picture Painted in Fire": Pain's Reenactments of The Last Days of Pompeii, 1879-1914 Nick Yablon 189
Replicating Roman Murals in Pompeii: Archaeology, Art, and Politics in Italy of the 1920s Elaine K. Gazda 207
Seeing Women in the Villa of the Mysteries: A Modern Excavation of the Dionysiac Murals Bettina Bergmann 231
Odysseys of Life and Death in the Bay of Naples: Roberto Rossellini's Voyage in Italy and Jean-Luc Godard's Contempt Jennie Hirsh 271