Tunisian Mosaics: Treasures from Roman Africa (Conservation & Cultural Heritage)

3 avg rating
( 3 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780892368570: Tunisian Mosaics: Treasures from Roman Africa (Conservation & Cultural Heritage)
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

As the Roman Empire expanded its African settlements in the early centuries of the common era, thousands of mosaic floor pavements were fashioned to adorn the townhouses and rural estates of the African upper classes. Between the second and sixth centuries, mosaic art blossomed, particularly in Africa Proconsularis, the region comprising modern Tunisia. In contrast to the official art of imperial Rome, mosaics generally expressed the worldviews of private citizens. These artworks are remarkable for the intricate beauty of their polychromatic geometric and floral designs, as well as for figural scenes depicting the interests and activities of the patrons who commissioned them--scenes of daily life, athletic contests, gladiator spectacles, and classical literature and mythology.
Abundantly illustrated throughout, Tunisian Mosaics: Treasures from Roman Africa offers the general reader a lively introduction to this extraordinary ancient art. Initial chapters survey the historical background of Roman Africa and discuss the development of mosaic art in the Mediterranean. Subsequent chapters profile Tunisia's major mosaic sites and tour the collections of important museums. A final chapter surveys current initiatives to preserve this heritage for future generations.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:


Aicha Ben Abed, director of monuments and sites at the Institut National du Patrimoine, in Tunis, is one of the world's leading experts on the mosaics of Roman Africa.

Review:

 "A lavish tour of the Tunisian mosaics by Aïcha Ben Abed...one of the world's leading experts on the mosaics of Roman Africa."—Biblical Archaeology Review

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Buy New View Book
List Price: US$ 29.95
US$ 28.88

Convert Currency

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.

Destination, Rates & Speeds

Add to Basket

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Aicha Ben Abed
Published by Getty Trust Publications, United States (2007)
ISBN 10: 0892368578 ISBN 13: 9780892368570
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Book Depository International
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Getty Trust Publications, United States, 2007. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. As the Roman Empire expanded its borders into North Africa, thousands of mosaic floor pavements were designed and created to adorn the town houses and rural estates of the upper classes. As these Roman outpost flourished, so did mosaic art - particularly in Africa Proconsularis, a region comprising modern Tunisia. Tunisian Mosaics , with more than 130 sumptuous full-colour photographs, is the perfect introduction to this extraordinary ancient art. The initial chapters look at the historical background of Roman Africa and discuss the development of art in and around the Mediterranean. Further chapters provide detailed profiles of Tunisia s major mosaic sites, and give virtual tours of the country s most important museum collections. The final chapter surveys the current initiatives in place to preserve these fabulous works for future generations. Seller Inventory # AAH9780892368570

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 28.88
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Aicha Ben Abed
Published by Getty Trust Publications, United States (2007)
ISBN 10: 0892368578 ISBN 13: 9780892368570
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Getty Trust Publications, United States, 2007. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. As the Roman Empire expanded its borders into North Africa, thousands of mosaic floor pavements were designed and created to adorn the town houses and rural estates of the upper classes. As these Roman outpost flourished, so did mosaic art - particularly in Africa Proconsularis, a region comprising modern Tunisia. Tunisian Mosaics , with more than 130 sumptuous full-colour photographs, is the perfect introduction to this extraordinary ancient art. The initial chapters look at the historical background of Roman Africa and discuss the development of art in and around the Mediterranean. Further chapters provide detailed profiles of Tunisia s major mosaic sites, and give virtual tours of the country s most important museum collections. The final chapter surveys the current initiatives in place to preserve these fabulous works for future generations. Seller Inventory # AAH9780892368570

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 29.94
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Abed, Aïcha
Published by Getty Conservation Institute
ISBN 10: 0892368578 ISBN 13: 9780892368570
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Rating
[?]

Book Description Getty Conservation Institute. Condition: BRAND NEW. BRAND NEW Softcover A Brand New Quality Book from a Full-Time Bookshop in business since 1992!. Seller Inventory # 2556080

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 30.94
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Ben Abed, Acha.
Published by Getty Publications, Los Angeles (2006)
ISBN 10: 0892368578 ISBN 13: 9780892368570
New Softcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Ad Infinitum Books
(Mount Vernon, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Getty Publications, Los Angeles, 2006. Softcover. Condition: New. 140 pages. Softcover. New book. TUNISIA. As the Roman Empire expanded its African settlements in the early centuries of the common era, thousands of mosaic floor pavements were fashioned to adorn the townhouses and rural estates of the African upper classes. Between the second and sixth centuries, mosaic art blossomed, particularly in Africa Proconsularis, the region comprising modern Tunisia. In contrast to the official art of imperial Rome, mosaics generally expressed the worldviews of private citizens. These artworks are remarkable for the intricate beauty of their polychromatic geometric and floral designs, as well as for figural scenes depicting the interests and activities of the patrons who commissioned themÑscenes of daily life, athletic contests, gladiator spectacles, and classical literature and mythology. Abundantly illustrated throughout, Tunisian Mosaics: Treasures from Roman Africa offers the general reader a lively introduction to this extraordinary ancient art. Initial chapters survey the historical background of Roman Africa and discuss the development of mosaic art in the Mediterranean. Subsequent chapters profile Tunisia's major mosaic sites and tour the collections of important museums. A final chapter surveys current initiatives to preserve this heritage for future generations. Acha Ben Abed, director of monuments and sites at the Institut National du Patrimoine, in Tunis, is one of the world's leading experts on the mosaics of Roman Africa. "A lavish tour of the Tunisian mosaics by Aicha Ben Abed . . . one of the world's leading experts on the mosaics of Roman Africa." - Biblical Archaeology Review (Key Words: Tunisian Mosaics, Roman North Africa, Roman Empire, Tunisia, Acha Ben Abed). Conservation & Cultural Heritage Series. book. Seller Inventory # 73757X1

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 29.95
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Aicha Ben Abed, Sharon Grevet,
Published by J. Paul Getty Trust Publications November 2006 (2006)
ISBN 10: 0892368578 ISBN 13: 9780892368570
New Trade Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Hennessey + Ingalls
(Los Angeles, CA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description J. Paul Getty Trust Publications November 2006, 2006. Trade Paperback. Condition: New. As the Roman Empire expanded its African settlements in the early centuries of the common era, thousands of mosaic floor pavements were fashioned to adorn the townhouses and rural estates of the African upper classes. Between the second and sixth centuries, mosaic art blossomed, particularly in Africa Proconsularis, the region comprising modern Tunisia. In contrast to the official art of imperial Rome, mosaics generally expressed the worldviews of private citizens. These artworks are remarkable for the intricate beauty of their polychromatic geometric and floral designs, as well as for figural scenes depicting the interests and activities of the patrons who commissioned them--scenes of daily life, athletic contests, gladiator spectacles, and classical literature and mythology. Abundantly illustrated throughout, Tunisian Mosaics: Treasures from Roman Africa offers the general reader a lively introduction to this extraordinary ancient art. Initial chapters survey the historical background of Roman Africa and discuss the development of mosaic art in the Mediterranean. Subsequent chapters profile Tunisia's major mosaic sites and tour the collections of important museums. A final chapter surveys current initiatives to preserve this heritage for future generations. Seller Inventory # 110229

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 29.95
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Aïcha Abed (author)
Published by Getty Publications 2007-01-11, Los Angeles, Calif. (2007)
ISBN 10: 0892368578 ISBN 13: 9780892368570
New paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Blackwell's
(Oxford, OX, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Getty Publications 2007-01-11, Los Angeles, Calif., 2007. paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # 9780892368570

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 28.19
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 7.96
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Aicha Ben Abed
Published by Getty Trust Publications
ISBN 10: 0892368578 ISBN 13: 9780892368570
New Paperback Quantity Available: 6
Seller:
THE SAINT BOOKSTORE
(Southport, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Getty Trust Publications. Paperback. Condition: New. New copy - Usually dispatched within 2 working days. Seller Inventory # B9780892368570

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 27.78
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 9.20
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Abed, Aicha Ben
Published by Getty Publications (2007)
ISBN 10: 0892368578 ISBN 13: 9780892368570
New Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Getty Publications, 2007. PAP. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from UK in 4 to 14 days. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # WY-9780892368570

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 25.74
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 11.93
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Aicha Abed
Published by Getty Conservation Institute (2006)
ISBN 10: 0892368578 ISBN 13: 9780892368570
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Getty Conservation Institute, 2006. Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0892368578

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 38.34
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Abed, Aicha Ben/ Grevet, Sharon (Translator)
Published by J Paul Getty Museum Pubns (2006)
ISBN 10: 0892368578 ISBN 13: 9780892368570
New Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Revaluation Books
(Exeter, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description J Paul Getty Museum Pubns, 2006. Paperback. Condition: Brand New. new title edition. 140 pages. 10.00x8.00x0.50 inches. In Stock. Seller Inventory # __0892368578

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 34.95
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 9.95
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book