Domus: Wall Painting in the Roman House

Domus: Wall Painting in the Roman House

Hardback Getty Trust Publications: J. Paul Getty Museum

By (author) Donatella Mazzolena, By (author) Umberto Pappalardo, By (author) Luciano Romano

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  • Publisher: J Paul Getty Trust Publications,US
  • Format: Hardback | 384 pages
  • Dimensions: 278mm x 328mm x 46mm | 3,220g
  • Publication date: 10 January 2005
  • Publication City/Country: Santa Monica CA
  • ISBN 10: 0892367660
  • ISBN 13: 9780892367665
  • Illustrations note: 350 colour illustrations
  • Sales rank: 1,417,696

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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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