The Splendor of Roman Wall Painting (Hardback)
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The Splendor of Roman Wall Painting (Hardback)

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Hardback 240 Pages / Published: 30/04/2009
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This is a superbly illustrated exploration of the finest ancient frescos found in Pompeii, Herculaneum, Oplontis, and Rome. Visitors to the residences of ancient Rome cannot help but be astonished by their grand architecture and enchanting wall paintings, still vibrant with cinnabar reds, golden yellows, and deep greens. "The Splendor of Roman Wall Painting" begins with an introduction to the Roman domestic ideal that inspired these wall decorations and a discussion of the evolution in painting styles, before moving on to take readers on a stunningly illustrated tour of 28 houses in Pompeii, Herculaneum, Oplontis, and the city of Rome. With 150 full-colour illustrations that perfectly capture the beauty and intricacy of these ancient frescoes - rich with details of illusionistic architecture, lush gardens, exotic animals and erotic adventures - this is a compelling volume for anyone with an interest in Roman art and architecture.

Publisher: Getty Trust Publications
ISBN: 9780892369584
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 1270 g
Dimensions: 254 x 216 x 25 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

Recommended. "Choice" """


Essential reading for anyone with an interest in ancient architecture, art history, or Roman history or culture. "History in Review""


As wall paintings from a number of sites are threatened by exposure either to the elements or to looters and vandals, having a catalogue like Pappalardo s, with Luciano Romano s excellent photographs, to beautifully document the state of these frescoes in 2009 will be invaluable. "Bryn Mawr Classical Review"

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Recommended. "Choice"

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As wall paintings from a number of sites are threatened by exposure either to the elements or to looters and vandals, having a catalogue like Pappalardo s, with Luciano Romano s excellent photographs, to beautifully document the state of these frescoes in 2009 will be invaluable. Bryn Mawr Classical Review

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Recommended. Choice

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Essential reading for anyone with an interest in ancient architecture, art history, or Roman history or culture. History in Review

"

-As wall paintings from a number of sites are threatened by exposure either to the elements or to looters and vandals, having a catalogue like Pappalardo's, with Luciano Romano's excellent photographs, to beautifully document the state of these frescoes in 2009 will be invaluable.---Bryn Mawr Classical Review


-Recommended.---Choice


-Essential reading for anyone with an interest in ancient architecture, art history, or Roman history or culture.---History in Review


"As wall paintings from a number of sites are threatened by exposure either to the elements or to looters and vandals, having a catalogue like Pappalardo's, with Luciano Romano's excellent photographs, to beautifully document the state of these frescoes in 2009 will be invaluable."--Bryn Mawr Classical Review


"Recommended."--Choice


"Essential reading for anyone with an interest in ancient architecture, art history, or Roman history or culture."--History in Review

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