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The Art of Pompeii

written by Antonella Magagnini

White Star | ISBN 9788854405011

176 pages

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Pompeii is a town that has become a symbol due to the record of an imposing Roman Civilisation, richer and more highly civilised that most, being used for posterity. The catastrophic eruption of Vesuvius in AD 79, a tragic act of destiny, bestowed on history an incalcuable heritage of art and knowledge. This volume, characterised by a distinguished format, has accessible historical information and spectacular colourpictures taken by a great photographer Araldo de Luca; he takes the visitor inside the houses and into the secrets of one of the most charming sites of Classical antiquity. Through the frescoes that miraculously survived the eruption and the destructive work of time, it is not only possible to appreciate the very high level the Romans achieved in the figurative arts, but also to assess the illustrated evidence of moments of daily life and to enter deeply into Roman customs and traditions.

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