Herculaneum: Art of a Buried City (Hardback)Maria Paola Guidobaldi (author)
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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.
Publisher: Abbeville Press Inc.,U.S.
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 3130 g
Dimensions: 324 x 267 mm
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