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    DescriptionSince 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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    Title
    The the Lost World of Pompeii
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Colin Amery, By (author) Brian Curran
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 192
    Width: 236 mm
    Height: 305 mm
    Thickness: 21 mm
    Weight: 1,220 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780892366873
    ISBN 10: 0892366877
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    B&T General Subject: 750
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15800
    Ingram Subject Code: AH
    Libri: I-AH
    Ingram Theme: CULT/ITALY
    BISAC V2.8: SOC003000
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 22
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002020, ARC005000
    DC22: 937/.7, 937.7
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: ART015030
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    LC classification: DG70.P7 A647 2002
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    Publisher
    Oxford University Press, USA
    Imprint name
    Oxford University Press, USA
    Publication date
    26 December 2002
    Publication City/Country
    Los Angeles, CA
    Author Information
    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. "