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Antiquity Recovered - The Legacy of Pompeii and Herculaneum (Hardcover, New) Loot Price: R1,349 Discovery Miles 13 490

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Antiquity Recovered - The Legacy of Pompeii and Herculaneum (Hardcover, New): Victoria Gardner, Jon Seydl
Antiquity Recovered - The Legacy of Pompeii and Herculaneum (Hardcover, New): Victoria Gardner, Jon Seydl

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Antiquity Recovered - The Legacy of Pompeii and Herculaneum (Hardcover, New)

Victoria Gardner, Jon Seydl

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Beginning in 1709, when their antiquities first were recovered, Pompeii and Herculaneum have exercised the historical imagination of the West. This volume presents a diverse array of response to the sites, tracing how perceptions of the past have changed over the course of three centuries of excavations, what the editors call "the strata of interpretation." The thirteen essays range in subject from a reassessment of the contents of the library at Herculaneum's Villa of the Papyri to the symbolic appearance of the ancient world in such films as Roberto Rossellini's Voyage in Italy and Jean-Luc Godard's Contempt.
Antiquity Recovered explores the complexities of "the reception of the past" and helps enhance our understanding of the roles these cities have played, and continue to play, in Western culture.

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Imprint: J. Paul Getty Museum
Country of origin: United States
Release date: August 2007
First published: June 2007
Editors: Victoria Gardner • Jon Seydl
Dimensions: 254 x 203 x 29mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 304
Edition: New
ISBN-13: 978-0-89236-872-3
Barcode: 9780892368723
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Books > Humanities > Archaeology > Archaeology by period / region > European archaeology > Classical Greek & Roman archaeology
LSN: 0-89236-872-1

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