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Stories in Stone: Conserving Mosaics of Roman Africa (Hardback)

Aicha Ben Abed

Edité par Getty Trust Publications, United States, 2007
ISBN 10: 0892368039 / ISBN 13: 9780892368037
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Titre : Stories in Stone: Conserving Mosaics of ...

Éditeur : Getty Trust Publications, United States

Date d'édition : 2007

Reliure : Hardback

Etat du livre : New

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Language: English . Brand New Book. During the reign of the Roman Empire, many of the town houses and rural estates in North Africa were decorated with beautiful and elaborate mosaics. These often stunning works were especially widespread in what is now modern-day Tunisia. This stunning volume is structured around four principal themes - Nature, Theatre and Spectacle, Gods and Myths, and Technique - and features 27 mosaics from Tunisia s leading museums. Stories in Stone also contains nine richly illustrated essays that illuminate the history of mosaic art, the development of the principal themes, and the conservation of mosaic art both in museums and in situ. N° de réf. du libraire AAH9780892368037

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Synopsis : During the reign of the Roman Empire, many of the town houses and rural estates in North Africa were decorated with beautiful and elaborate mosaics. These often stunning works were especially widespread in what is now modern-day Tunisia. This stunning volume is structured around four principal themes - Nature, Theatre and Spectacle, Gods and Myths, and Technique - and features 27 mosaics from Tunisia's leading museums. "Stories in Stone" also contains nine richly illustrated essays that illuminate the history of mosaic art, the development of the principal themes, and the conservation of mosaic art both in museums and in situ.

Critique: "Beautifully produced and eminently readable."--"Biblical Archaeology Review"

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