Then & Now
This book shows full-page colour photographs of the most visited ancient sites throughout the world as they appear today - then superimposes, on acetate overlays, vivid, realistic artist's reconstructions of the same sites as they appeared in their original glory. The sun-baked shell of the Parthenon is restored to its brightly-painted greatness on Athen's Acropolis. The stones and columns of the Roman Forum are joined up and filled in to recreate one of the great public places of the world. Machu Picchu, Angkor Wat, the Aztec Temples of the Sun, the Palace of Knossos, the Second Temple, Pompeii, and more are shown in their prime. In addition to photos and overlays, the text explains every element in each scene, placing it in its cultural, historical and social context. More illustrations and diagrams highlight other important points.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - lorsomething - LibraryThing
I love the design of this book, which shares not only the current look of particular historical sites and ancient architecture, but includes an overlay with a representation of the way the site looked in its prime. Very informative, imaginative, and just fun! Read full review
Then & nowUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
This is a spectacular glimpse of 20 ancient architectural wonders representing various civilizations from ancient history. A small format was selected (about 24 cm. high), yet this volume is packed ... Read full review