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Art Bound July 2019


  Buried by Vesuvius

Buried by Vesuvius
The Villa dei Papiri at Herculaneum

Edited by Kenneth Lapatin

Buried by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 CE and uncovered in 1750, the Villa dei Papiri at Herculaneum is one of the world's earliest systematically investigated archaeological sites. Presenting the latest research, this publication reveals the story of the Villa dei Papiri's ancient inhabitants and modern explorers to provide the first truly comprehensive look at all aspects of the site. This volume accompanies an exhibition on view at the J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Villa through October 28, 2019.

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  Antiquities in Motion

Antiquities in Motion
From Excavation Sites to Renaissance Collections

Barbara Furlotti

Relying on the innovative notion of archaeological finds as mobile items, this publication presents a dynamic interpretation of the early modern market for antiquities in Rome. Barbara Furlotti reconstructs the journey of these objects from discovery to display, examining the changes in economic value, meaning, and appearance that they underwent along the way.

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  Modern Metals in Cultural Heritage

Modern Metals in Cultural Heritage
Understanding and Characterization

Virginia Costa

The proliferation of new metals—such as stainless steels, aluminum alloys, and metallic coatings—in modern and contemporary art and architecture has made the need for professionals who can address their conservation more critical than ever. This practical guide provides artists, conservators, curators, and other heritage professionals with tools for understanding, evaluating, and approaching the care and treatment of modern metals.

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  Historic Cities

Historic Cities
Issues in Urban Conservation

Edited by Jeff Cody and Francesco Siravo

This abundantly illustrated volume brings together over sixty-five important writings on the conservation of historic cities. Filling a significant gap in the published literature on urban conservation, this anthology will serve as an easy reference for administrators, professionals, teachers, and students.

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