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The Lost World of Pompeii
The Lost World of Pompeii

Colin Amery and Brian Curran, Jr.

J. Paul Getty Museum
192 pages, 9 x 11 inches
100 color and 50 b/w illustrations, 1 map, 5 architectural plans
ISBN 978-0-89236-687-3
hardcover, $50.00  Order
October 2002

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Since Mount Vesuvius erupted in A.D. 79, the story of the lost city of Pompeii continues to intrigue the public. Discoveries at Pompeii and the nearby village of Herculaneum include elegant villas, whole rooms intact adorned with classical motifs and exquisite frescoes—as vivid as the day they were painted—as well as skillfully laid-out gardens. Excavations began in 1748 but halted from 1954-94. Today, new funding means that parts of the site are being opened and recorded for the first time.

This book provides more than 150 new photographs by Chris Caldicott, Royal Geographic Society photographer-in-residence. Its covers such topics as the history of the city, the discovery of the remains, the town plan, the private life of Pompeii, Pompeii's design legacy, and the site today. Published in association with the World Monuments Fund, this lavish book offers readers a fresh and comprehensive exploration of Pompeii and Herculaneum.

Colin Amery is architecture correspondent for the Financial Times and the author of several books including Vanishing Histories. Brian Curran, Jr., is director of projects for the World Monuments Fund in Great Britain. Chris Caldicott's photographs have appeared in numerous newspapers and magazines, including The Independent, The Sunday Times, and Geographical Magazine, and in two books, World Food Café and The Spice Routes.

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