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Herculaneum : Art of a Buried City

£45.00

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Hardback with slipcover, 2013, Abbeville Press.

As new condition.

A sumptuously illustrated survey of the art and architecture of Herculaneum. This oversized volume opens with an account of the city's catastrophic destruction in AD 79, and of the excavations, underway since 1738, that have brought at least a part of its treasures back to light. It then surveys the principal public buildings and private residences that have been uncovered, including the famous Villa of the Papyri, perched to the northwest of the town. The splendid decoration of these ancient structures-in particular, their wall paintings-is presented as never before, thanks to an extensive photographic campaign carried out especially for this book. With these superb illustrations complementing an authoritative text, Herculaneum is sure to be welcomed by all students and enthusiasts of archaeology.

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Author(s):
Guidobaldi, Maria Paulo & Esposito, Domenico
Condition:
As new
Dimensions:
28cm x 34cm
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0789211467
ISBN-13:
9780789211460
Number of pages:
352
Publisher:
Abbeville Press Publishers
Title:
Herculaneum ; Art of a Buried City

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Hardback with slipcover, 2013, Abbeville Press.

As new condition.

A sumptuously illustrated survey of the art and architecture of Herculaneum. This oversized volume opens with an account of the city's catastrophic destruction in AD 79, and of the excavations, underway since 1738, that have brought at least a part of its treasures back to light. It then surveys the principal public buildings and private residences that have been uncovered, including the famous Villa of the Papyri, perched to the northwest of the town. The splendid decoration of these ancient structures-in particular, their wall paintings-is presented as never before, thanks to an extensive photographic campaign carried out especially for this book. With these superb illustrations complementing an authoritative text, Herculaneum is sure to be welcomed by all students and enthusiasts of archaeology.

Author(s):
Guidobaldi, Maria Paulo & Esposito, Domenico
Condition:
As new
Dimensions:
28cm x 34cm
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0789211467
ISBN-13:
9780789211460
Number of pages:
352
Publisher:
Abbeville Press Publishers
Title:
Herculaneum ; Art of a Buried City

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