Domus: Wall Painting in the Roman House (Hardback)
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Short Description for Domus This is a major study of illusionistic wall painting in the Roman houses of Pompei and Herculaneum, as well as those in Boscoreale, Oplontis, & Rome itself.
- Published: 10 January 2005
- Format: Hardback 384 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780892367665 ISBN 10: 0892367660
- Sales rank: 1,223,080
Full description for Domus
This is a major study of illusionistic wall painting in the Roman houses of Pompei and Herculaneum, as well as those in Boscoreale, Oplontis, & Rome itself. An essay by Donatella Mazzoleni on the connections between Roman architecture & the programs of illusionistic wall paintings employed in these magnificent structures. Umberto Pappalardo examines the Roman domestic ideal & its realization in wall painting & through other elements of interior decoration. The two essays precede a magnificently illustrated guide to 28 important villas -- among them, the Villa of the Mysteries & the House of the Faun in Pompeii; the Casa di Livia, the Villa della Farnesina, & the Domus Aurea in Rome; the Casa del Gran Portale in Herculaneum; & the Villa of Publius Fannius Synistor in Boscoreale.