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The Lost World of Pompeii Paperback – 1 Sep 2011

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  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Frances Lincoln (1 Sept. 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0711232628
  • ISBN-13: 978-0711232624
  • Product Dimensions: 19.2 x 1.5 x 24.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 683,460 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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A fascinating account of Pompeii, its history, what we've found in the city and what we have to lose, with stunning illustrations.

(Scotsman)

The gripping narrative and intriguing images of the book provide a vivid glance into Pompeii's past to see the alluring power of this ghost town finally unearthed and brought to life.

(Italia)

The close-ups of mosaics, the architectural details and touching glimpses of a long-dead sophisticated culture elevate this book above the rest, and the large format and glossy pages add more impact. A perfect record of an astonishing place.

(Good Book Guide)

A carefully considered window into the daily life of [Pompeii's] inhabitants.

(Art Newspaper)

About the Author

Colin Amery is Director of the World Monuments Fund in Britain and a writer and architectural consultant. He was architectural critic of the Financial Times for 20 years, an editor of the Architectural Review and has been the author of many architectural books. He is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects.

Brian Curran gained an MS in Historic Preservation from Columbia University and, after serving as Director of Projects for the World Monuments Fund in Britain, became its West Coast consultant. He now works on writing and conservation projects in Los Angeles.

Andrew Wallace-Hadrill, OBE, was the Director of the British School at Rome and is now Master of Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge. He is Director for the Packard Humanities Institute of its Herculaneum Conservation Project. His books include Suetonius: The Scholar and his Caesars (1985), Augustan Rome (1993) and Houses and Society in Pompeii and Herculaneum (1994), and he will be featured in an upcoming Discovery Channel film on Pompeii debuting Sunday, March 13, 2011.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Catrond on 4 April 2013
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It is a ve ry inte resting book wit h nice and d iversified illustration s, and captivating history narrations.
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