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Buried by Vesuvius : the Villa dei Papiri at Herculaneum / edited by Kenneth Lapatin ; with contributions by Ruth Allen [and 20 others].

Contributor(s): Lapatin, Kenneth D. S [editor.] | Allen, Ruth, 1987- [contributor.] | J. Paul Getty Museum [host institution,, issuing body.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Los Angeles : The J. Paul Getty Museum, [2019]Description: ix, 265 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps, color plans ; 29 cm.Content type: text | still image Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781606065921; 1606065920.Other title: Villa dei Papiri at Herculaneum.Subject(s): Villa of the Papyri (Herculaneum) -- Exhibitions | Excavations (Archaeology) -- Italy -- Herculaneum (Extinct city) -- Exhibitions | Bronze sculpture, Roman -- Italy -- Herculaneum (Extinct city) -- Exhibitions | Marble sculpture, Roman -- Italy -- Herculaneum (Extinct city) -- Exhibitions | Mural painting and decoration, Roman -- Italy -- Herculaneum (Extinct city) -- Exhibitions
Contents:
The Villa dei Papiri in Context -- Introduction / Kenneth Lapatin -- Lucius Calpurnius Piso Caesoninus: A Philosophical Statesman of the Late Roman Republic / Jeffrey Fish -- The Eruption of Vesuvius in AD 79 / Aldo Cinque and Linda Irollo -- Rediscovery in the Eighteenth Century -- The Bourbon-Era Excavations of the Villa dei Papiri / Christopher Parslow -- Restoring the Finds / Luigia Melillo and Carol C. Mattusch -- Early Attempts to Open and Read the Papyri: 1750s-1990s / Sofia Maresca -- Printing Antiquities: Herculaneum and the Cultural Politics of the Two Sicilies (1738-59) / Pablo Vazquez-Gestal -- The Villa and Its Contents -- The Grandeur That Was the Villa dei Papiri / Mantha Zarmakoupi -- The Floors of the Villa dei Papiri / Valerio Papaccio -- The Paintings of the Villa dei Papiri / Domenico Esposito -- Sculpture: Statues, Busts, and Other Villa Furnishings of Bronze and of Marble / Christopher H. Hallett -- The Ancient Texts / David Sider -- Recent Approaches -- Recent Excavations in the Villa dei Papiri: 1990s-2008 / Domenico Camardo -- The Ivory Tripods / Maria Paola Guidobaldi -- Technology and the Quest to Unlock the Secrets of the Herculaneum Scrolls / W. Brent Seales and Christy Chapman, with Vito Mocella -- Looking to the Future, Starting from the Past / Francesco Sirano.
Summary: "Exhibition catalog investigating the history of the Villa dei Papiri at Herculaneum, one of the earliest explored archaeological sites, rediscovered in 1750 after its burial by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD 79. Chapters discuss the ancient inhabitants, excavation history, library, decorative program of paintings, mosaics, and sculptures, and recent research findings"--Provided by publisher.
List(s) this item appears in: BSR new acquisitions 2019
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Printed Books British School at Rome
690.2.A.10 (Browse shelf) 1 Available

Issued on the occasion of the exhibition "Buried by Vesuvius: Treasures from the Villa dei Papiri" held at the J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Villa, Malibu, June 26-October 28, 2019.

Includes bibliographical references (p. 236-253) and index.

The Villa dei Papiri in Context -- Introduction / Kenneth Lapatin -- Lucius Calpurnius Piso Caesoninus: A Philosophical Statesman of the Late Roman Republic / Jeffrey Fish -- The Eruption of Vesuvius in AD 79 / Aldo Cinque and Linda Irollo -- Rediscovery in the Eighteenth Century -- The Bourbon-Era Excavations of the Villa dei Papiri / Christopher Parslow -- Restoring the Finds / Luigia Melillo and Carol C. Mattusch -- Early Attempts to Open and Read the Papyri: 1750s-1990s / Sofia Maresca -- Printing Antiquities: Herculaneum and the Cultural Politics of the Two Sicilies (1738-59) / Pablo Vazquez-Gestal -- The Villa and Its Contents -- The Grandeur That Was the Villa dei Papiri / Mantha Zarmakoupi -- The Floors of the Villa dei Papiri / Valerio Papaccio -- The Paintings of the Villa dei Papiri / Domenico Esposito -- Sculpture: Statues, Busts, and Other Villa Furnishings of Bronze and of Marble / Christopher H. Hallett -- The Ancient Texts / David Sider -- Recent Approaches -- Recent Excavations in the Villa dei Papiri: 1990s-2008 / Domenico Camardo -- The Ivory Tripods / Maria Paola Guidobaldi -- Technology and the Quest to Unlock the Secrets of the Herculaneum Scrolls / W. Brent Seales and Christy Chapman, with Vito Mocella -- Looking to the Future, Starting from the Past / Francesco Sirano.

"Exhibition catalog investigating the history of the Villa dei Papiri at Herculaneum, one of the earliest explored archaeological sites, rediscovered in 1750 after its burial by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD 79. Chapters discuss the ancient inhabitants, excavation history, library, decorative program of paintings, mosaics, and sculptures, and recent research findings"--Provided by publisher.

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