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Romano-British Wall Painting (Shire archaeology series) [Paperback]

Roger Ling
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  • Paperback: 64 pages
  • Publisher: Shire Publications Ltd (Mar 1985)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0852637152
  • ISBN-13: 978-0852637159
  • Product Dimensions: 14.9 x 20.9 x 0.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,043,529 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This book examines the methods used to excavate and restore wall-plaster and reviews the results which have emerged from recent work, in terms of reconstructed decorative schemes and of the light which has been shed on Romano-British society. The techniques used by ancient plasterers and painters are examined and special attention is given to discoveries of figure-paintings which show a close affinity to the art of the Classical Mediterranean but which at the same time pose intriguing problems of interpretation.

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4.0 out of 5 stars Good introduction 14 Feb 2013
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As with most Shire Archaeology books this gives a good summary of its subject. It covers the techniques used by the Roman painters and plasterers, covers the range of decorative schemes in Roman Britain and also covers lifting of wall plaster and conservation. The work draws on Ling's more in depth study on the same subject with Norman Davey (Wall Painting in Roman Britain). The main detraction is the lack of any colour illustration, which makes a world of difference to appreciating the wall paintings. Perhaps it is time publishers produced 'digital' reprints with full colour illustration of books such as this. This book provides a good intoduction to the subject. Anyone needing a more in depth study with extensive catalogue should go for the Davey and Ling tome.
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