- Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
- Format: Hardback | 192 pages
- Dimensions: 236mm x 292mm x 15mm | 1,225g
- Publication date: 26 December 2002
- Publication City/Country: Los Angeles, CA
- ISBN 10: 0892366877
- ISBN 13: 9780892366873
Since Mount Vesuvius erupted in A.D. 79, the story of the lost city of Pompeii continues to intrigue the public. Discoveries at Pompeii and the nearby village of Herculaneum include elegant villas, whole rooms intact adorned with classical motifs and exquisite frescoes-as vivid as the day they were painted-as well as skillfully laid-out gardens. Excavations began in 1748 but halted from 1954-94. Today, new funding mean that parts of the site are being opened and recorded for the first time. This book provides more than 150 new photographs by Chris Caldicott, Royal Geographic Society photographer-in-residence. Its covers such topics as the history of the city, the discovery of the remains, the town plan, the private life of Pompeii, Pompeii's design legacy, and the site today. Published in association with the World Monuments Fund, this lavish book offers readers a fresh and comprehensive exploration of Pompeii and Herculaneum.
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Colin Amery is architecture correspondent for the Financial Times. Brian Curran, Jr., is director of projects for the World Monuments Fund in Great Britain. Chris Caldicott's photographs have appeared in newspapers and magazines including The Independent, The Sunday Times, and Geographical Magazine, and in two books, World Food Cafe and The Spice Routes. "