Riverside Book Company, Incorporated, 2002 - Art - 406 pages
Wander the streets of this prosperous city, and view the frescos of the House of the Vettii, and the Villa of Poppea at Oplontis. Frescoes, reliefs and statuary are reproduced in wonderful colour photography which has been specially commissioned for this book, along with beautiful shots of the ruins, standing in the landscape that has existed around them for thousands of years. The accompanying text was written by leading scholars in the study of Pompeii, and explains the social context for the ruins and art works found at the site. The essential role of the forum in Roman public life, and the role in the economy of Pompeii of the personal effects found at the site, such as jewellery, oil lamps and even a loaf of bread, are among many fascinating details discussed in this book. This beautiful, slip cased edition is a comprehensive guide to the art and everyday life of Pompeii, and is a must-have for anyone interested in the art and culture of the classical world.
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Amery and Curran, director and former director of the World Monuments Fund (WMF) in Britain, respectively, and photographer Chris Caldicott, a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, acknowledge ... Read full review