The Ruins of Palmyra: Otherwise Tedmor in the Desart (Hardback)
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The Ruins of Palmyra: Otherwise Tedmor in the Desart (Hardback)

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Hardback 304 Pages / Published: 30/10/2019
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In 1751, as part of an expedition to the eastern Mediterranean, John Wood and James Dawkins visited the ruins of the ancient cities of Palmyra and Baalbek. They found the ruins remarkably well preserved, offering outstanding examples of classical architecture. Wood and Dawkins took careful measurements and their draughtsman Giovanni Battista Borra made a series of outstanding drawings of the ruins - plans, prospects, decorations, inscriptions, etc. On his return Wood published their results in two separate volumes, bringing him rapid fame and establishing his reputation internationally. The volumes influenced antiquarians and architects in Europe and America and represent some of the earliest examples of a systematic approach to antiquarianism. Now extremely rare, these outstanding volumes are published here with a substantial new introduction by leading international scholar Benjamin Anderson.

Publisher: I.B. Tauris & Co. Ltd.
ISBN: 9781788311847
Number of pages: 304
Dimensions: 244 x 172 mm

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