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3.5 stars. The beast feature of this book for me were the photographs, which were truly spectacular.
A neighbour of mine, upon hearing of my holiday destination, passed this book across for me, just to look at the pictures. I also had to read cover to cover. 'Pompeii-The History, Life & Art of the Buried City' is over four hundred luscious pages produced with the collaboration of the Archaeological Superintendency of Pompeii and the Superintendency for Archaeological Heritage of Naples and Caserta.My neighbour also informed me that this book is published by White Star Publishers, provided for p...
This book reminded me of that famous line from "A Tale of Two Cities," reading it was the best of times and the worst of times.The pictures were spectacular. I loved them, and I can't wait to see them live and in person in a little more than a week as of this review's writing. The images came alive and made me feel as if the decorations were in my own house.On the other hand, the prose needs some work. It was translated from Italian, so maybe that's the reason for the plethora of typos and clunk...
Aside from being an interesting read, this book was all about the photographs. Lots of beautiful, full page color pictures of the city and what is left of the buried city. Visually stunning.
This is one of those books where subject matter trumps lesser issues. It's a beautiful coffee-table picture book of the artifacts and buildings in the Roman town buried by Vesuvius in 79 AD. Unlike many coffee table books, though, it has informative articles written by professional archeologists and curators, explaining what we know about the town, its history, and the region.It is fairly amazing what we can know, since we also have Pliny the Younger's first-hand testimony to the eruption, and c...
Absolutely beautiful pictures combined with detailed information about life in Pompeii; Will learn a lot reading and looking at this book; Numerous typos however, and some pictures are very small, making it hard to appreciate their detail
Fantastically beautiful book!The images in here are gorgeous, and more varied than any other book I've on Pompeii I've found. I used this book for maybe 85% of my lessons on Pompeii because it includes everything from maps, to photographs of the earliest excavations and excavators, to fold-out 4-pages images of some of the mosaics.All of the major buildings and areas have sections full of photos and images dedicated to them: the baths, the House of the Faun, the amphitheater, the bakery, and sev...
Excellent introduction before visiting Pompeii.
Fantastic read! Covered a lot of fascinating information. Lots of pictures to go along with all the information!
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