Handbook of ancient Roman marbles

by Henry William Pullen



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Collana: Architettura, Urbanistica, Ambiente
Formato: 17 x 24 cm
Legatura: Filorefe
ISBN13: 9788849235814
ISBN10: 9788849235814
Ub.int: T509B V03f V16b V31d V44c V45d V53d

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Pagine: 256

Contenuto: The most comprehensive guide to ancient Roman marbles, with descriptions of 861 decorative stones and precise references to the over 200 sites in the Eternal City where they are found now. Fully illustrated with more than 700 colour pictures. An essential travel companion for those who wish to uncover and admire the stones of the "marble city" left by Augustus and rebuilt by the Popes, using the same materials imported by the Romans via their unparalleled logistics system. Includes a map of Rome showing the primary sites for marble-hunting, and an Italian-English glossary of marble names and petrographic terms.