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Author Pappalardo, Umberto, 1949-

Title The splendor of Roman wall painting / Umberto Pappalardo ; photographs by Luciano Romano.

Imprint Los Angeles : J. Paul Getty Museum, 2009.


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 3rd Floor    751.7 PAP    Available
Description 240 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 27 cm.
Note Abridged ed. of: Domus : wall painting in the Roman house.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents The Domus Romana: Pictorial Decorations and Cultural Values / Umberto Pappalardo -- The House of the Faun, Pompeii -- The Samnite House, Herculaneum -- The House of Julius Polybius, Pompeii -- The House of the Griffins, Rome, Palatine Hill -- The Villa of Publius Fannius Synistor, Boscoreale (Pompeii) -- The Villa of the Mysteries, Pompeii -- The Villa of Poppea, Oplontis -- The House of the Labyrinth Pompeii -- Odyssey Landscapes on the Esquiline Hill, Rome -- The House of Livia on the Palatine Hill, Rome -- Livia's Villa at Prima Porta, Rome -- The Villa Farnesina, Rome -- The Villa Imperiale, Pompeii -- The Villa of Agrippa Postumus, Boscotrecase -- The House of the Golden Bracelet, Pompeii -- The House of Marcus Lucretius Fronto, Pompeii -- The House of the Orchard, Pompeii -- The House of the Marine Venus, Pompeii -- The Domus Aurea, Rome -- Murecine, Pompeii -- The House of the Vettii, Pompeii -- The House of the Tragic Poet, Pompeii -- The Palaestra, Herculaneum -- The House of the Skeleton, Herculaneum -- The Collegium of the Augustales, Herculaneum -- The House of the Grand Portal, Herculaneum -- The House of the Ceii, Pompeii -- The House of Marcus Fabius Rufus, Pompeii, The Western Insula -- On the Reconstruction of the Spatial Representations in Certain Roman Wall Paintings / Ludovica Bucci de Santis.
Summary "Visitors to the former residences of wealthy citizens of ancient Rome cannot help but be astonished by their grand architecture and enchanting wall paintings, still vibrant with cinnabar reds, golden yellows, and deep greens. The beauty and intricacy of these ancient frescoes are showcased in the sumptuous volume Domus: Wall Painting in the Roman House, published by the J. Paul Getty Museum in 2004 and now available in this abridged and affordable edition ... Following an introduction to the Roman domestic ideal that inspired these wall decorations and a discussion of the evolution in painting styles, the author conducts a tour of twenty-eight houses in Pompeii, Herculaneum, Oplontis, and the city of Rome. Here are painted scenes - rich with fabulous details of illusionistic architecture, Irish gardens, exotic animals, and erotic adventures - impressive in their display of technical mastery and enduring in their visual impact"--BOOK JACKET.
"Thanks to this volume, the reader can visit the Roman houses of Pompeii, Herculaneum, Boscoreale, Oplontis, and Rome that display superb Roman frescoes on their walls ... An essay by Donatella Mazzoleni highlights the connections between Roman architecture and the programs of illusionistic wall paintings employed in these magnificent structures. Umberto Pappalardo examines the Roman domestic ideal and its realization in wall painting and through other elements of interior decoration. The two essays precede a sumptuously illustrated guide to twenty-eight of the most beautiful houses - among them, the Villa of the Mysteries, the House of the Vettii, and the House of the Faun in Pompeii; the House of Livia, the Villa Farnesina, and the Domus Aurea in Rome; the House of the Grand Portal in Herculaneum; and the Villa of Publius Fannius Synistor in Boscoreale."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject Mural painting and decoration, Roman -- Italy.
Interior decoration -- Rome.
Added Author Mazzoleni, Donatella, 1943- Domus. English.
ISBN 9780892369584 (hardcover)
0892369582 (hardcover)

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