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Houses and monuments of Pompei = Häuser und Monumente von Pompeji = Maisons et monuments de Pompéi / Fausto & Felice Niccolini ; essays by Valentin Kockel & Sebastian Schütze ; designed by Andy Disl ; directed and produced by Benedikt Taschen.

  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Köln : Taschen, [2016]
  • ©2016
648 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), plans ; 41 cm
Summary note:
When the excavations at Pompeii were first placed on a scholarly, archaeological footing in the 19th century, brothers Fausto and Felice Niccolini were close at hand and ready to respond. Making use of the newly introduced technique of color lithography, they documented the buildings, frescos, statues, as well as its most ordinary everyday objects, of the city buried in just 24 hours by the catastrophic eruption of Vesuvius and preserved for over 1,600 years under a mantle of volcanic ash. The Niccolinis' goal was to illustrate all aspects of life in the antique city. Their publication, Le case ed i monumenti di Pompei (The Houses and Monuments of Pompeii), which was issued in installments between 1854 and 1896 in Naples, presented over 400 color plates providing not only views, maps, and ground plans of the city and its public buildings, but also offered unprecedented access to Pompeii's private residences. They revealed the astonishing painted wall decorations that adorned these long-buried abodes, their intricate works of art, and the practical utensils of everyday use, conjuring up a vivid picture of each house as a real, domestic space. In addition, animated representations visualized daily life in Pompeii s workshops, taverns, and shops, on its public squares, and in its temples, theaters, and baths.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 634-637) and indexes.
Text in English, French and German.
The rediscovery and visualisation of Pompeii / Valentin Kockel -- Rome is simply a vast museum: Pompeii is a living antiquity / Sebastian Schütze -- Plates and commentaries / Valentin Kockel -- Notes -- Documentation -- Bibliography -- Index -- Glossary.
Other title(s):
  • Häuser und Monumente von Pompeji
  • Maisons et monuments de Pompéi
  • Fausto & Felice Niccolini: Houses and monuments of Pompeii
  • Case ed i monumenti di Pompei. Selections.
  • Houses and monuments of Pompei.
  • Houses and monuments of Pompei. French.
  • Houses and monuments of Pompei. German.
Title on book jacket:
  • Houses and monuments of Pompeii : the complete plates
  • 3836556871
  • 9783836556873
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