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The Last Days of Pompeii: Decadence, Apocalypse, Resurrection Hardcover – October 2, 2012

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“The [book’s] great strength . . . is the generous attention paid to modern art and its response to the Pompeii motif.”—Bryn Mawr Classical Review

“Sumptuously illustrated in combination with topical essays, this volume shows how artists and scholars responded to the town’s reemergence from the dead.”—Choice

“This brilliantly illustrated text presents images from the modern memory of Pompeii that focus on its decadence, its unexpectedness, and the sense that maybe cosmic justice had been served.”—Book News

“[This volume] explores the obsession that visual artists over the past three centuries have had with the ruined city.”—Easy Reader

About the Author

Victoria C. Gardner Coates received her PhD from the University of Pennsylvania where she has been a lecturer and visiting scholar. Kenneth Lapatin is associate curator of antiquities at the J. Paul Getty Museum. Jon L. Seydl is the Paul J. and Edith Ingalls Vignos, Jr. Curator of European Painting and Sculpture, 1500–1800, at the Cleveland Museum of Art.


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: J. Paul Getty Museum; 1 edition (October 2, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1606061151
  • ISBN-13: 978-1606061152
  • Product Dimensions: 9.5 x 1.4 x 11 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.7 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,250,275 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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