Rising from the ashesThe first color lithographs of the rediscovered PompeiiWhen 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 Pompeiis 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 Pompeiis workshops, taverns, and shops, on its public squares, and in its temples, theaters, and baths.This meticulous facsimile revives the Niccolinis extraordinary achievement with all color plates and two introductory essays setting the project in its contemporary context and presenting the historical protagonists of the Vesuvian excavations In addition, we explore the remarkable influence exerted by Pompeian art and by the haunting plaster casts made of victims of the eruption on the visual arts Across painting, sculpture, and interior design, we trace the Pompeii legacy in the work of Robert Adam, Anton Raphael Mengs, Angelica Kaufmann, Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres, Lawrence Alma Tadema, Pablo Picasso, and Giorgio de Chirico, right through to recent masters Duane Hanson and George Segal.Text in English, French, and German...
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Fausto & Felice Niccolini: The Houses and Monuments of Pompeii XL (Multilingual Edition) Reviews
Beautiful package and beautiful interior. If you love interior design you will find value in both the look of this oversized coffee table book as well as the historically significant details of the homes of Pompeii found between the exquisite covers. The great influence the rediscovery of Pompeii had on design is reason enough to have this volume. The overall presentation is a bonus. BTW this book is HUGE!
Excellent views of old Pompeii as seen in 19th c.
Poorly printed, if I had seen in person, I would not have purchased.
Outstanding scholarship; makes a wonderful addition to those interested. I also recommend Pompeii: The History, Life and Art of the Buried City by by Marisa Ranieri Panetta, an incredibly beautiful book.
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