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When the volcano Vesuvius erupted in AD 79, the city of Pompeii was buried in ash and rock, then forgotten, left almost perfectly preserved for centuries. Archaeological excavation of the site began in 1748 and revealed extraordinary evidence about public and private life at the height of the Roman Empire. In this text, Colin Amery and Brian Curran of the World Monuments Fund describe the history of Pompeii from its origins to its tragic destruction. They discuss the repercussions of the discoveries made there on art, archaeology and interior design, and explain the ongoing conservation and renovation work that is taking place at the site.
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Colin Amery is Special Advisor to the World Monuments Fund in London. An author and a journalist, he is architectural critic of the Financial Times and presenter of a forthcoming television series about Edwin Lutyens. His books include Architecture, Industry and Innovation: The Early Works of Nicholas Grimshaw, Art and Architecture and Vani-shing Histories: 100 Cases from the World Monuments Watch. Brian Curran Jr is Director of Projects for the World Monuments Fund in London. He developed a passion for historic buildings while growing up in Atlanta, Georgia and later living in Prague. He studied Russian at Fordham University and gained an MS in Historic Preservation from Columbia University. He is currently working on conservation projects in Great Britain, Ireland and Russia. Chris Caldicott is a journalist and photographer. His work has appeared in a wide range of books including The Spice Routes, World Food Cafe and Royal Geographic Illustrated as well as a wide range of newspapers and magazines including The Independent, The Daily Telegraph, The Times, The Observer, Marie Claire, Elle, Geographical Magazine and New Scientist.
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Book Description Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd, 2002. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110711219664
Book Description Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd, 2002. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0711219664