Domus : Wall Painting in the Roman House

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This is a major study of illusionistic wall painting in the Roman houses of Pompei and Herculaneum, as well as those in Boscoreale, Oplontis, & Rome itself. An essay by Donatella Mazzoleni on the connections between Roman architecture & the programs of illusionistic wall paintings employed in these magnificent structures. Umberto Pappalardo examines the Roman domestic ideal & its realization in wall painting & through other elements of interior decoration. The two essays precede a magnificently illustrated guide to 28 important villas -- among them, the Villa of the Mysteries & the House of the Faun in Pompeii; the Casa di Livia, the Villa della Farnesina, & the Domus Aurea in Rome; the Casa del Gran Portale in Herculaneum; & the Villa of Publius Fannius Synistor in Boscoreale.

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  • Hardback | 384 pages
  • 278 x 328 x 46mm | 3,219.95g
  • Getty Trust Publications
  • J Paul Getty Trust Publications,US
  • Santa Monica CAUnited States
  • English
  • 350 colour illustrations
  • 0892367660
  • 9780892367665
  • 1,439,035

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