"Secrets of Pompeii - Everyday Life in Ancient Rome" by . De Albentiis

Secrets of Pompeii - Everyday Life in Ancient Rome . De Albentiis

Getty Publications -
Publication date:
24 Sep 2009
J. Paul Getty Museum
200 pages: 287 x 245 x 22mm
170 full-colour illustrations & maps; 170 full-colour illustrations & maps

This title presents a lavishly illustrated and fascinating exploration of the art, architecture, and archaeology of one of the world's best preserved Roman cities. The remains of the ancient city of Pompeii, frozen in time following the tragic eruption of Mount Vesuvius in A.D. 79, have provided archaeologists and historians with invaluable evidence into the daily life of a city at the height of the Roman Empire. "Secrets of Pompeii" is a superbly illustrated volume that takes a fascinating look at how ancient Romans interacted in their public squares and marketplaces, how they worshipped, decorated their homes, and spent their leisure time - at the theatre, in the gyms, and in the baths and brothels. Featuring full-colour photographs of architectural remains and exquisite details from a range of ancient artworks, including wall paintings, sculpture, mosaics, and carved reliefs, this book offers an unparalleled glimpse into a lost world.

Emidio de Albentiis is a world renowned specialist in Pompeiian studies. He currently teaches art history at the University of Perugia.