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Roman Mosaics of Britain : South-West Britain (Hardcover)

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Roman Mosaics of Britain is the culmination of more than seventy years of combined research and meticulous draughtsmanship by the authors, who are both in the forefront of mosaic scholarship. Their work, to be published in four volumes, is a complete illustrated catalogue of every known Romano-British mosaic - nearly 2000 in all - of which almost 450 feature in Volume II. Presented in the form of a county gazetteer, each mosaic is described, with drawings, photographs of figured elements and references. In many cases, the entry is illustrated by one of the authors' detailed paintings, which are faithful to the colour and composition of each mosaic. This volume contains some of the finest Romano-British mosaics ever uncovered. The South West has Britain's greatest concentration of figured mosaics, including, at Hinton St Mary, one of the earliest depictions Christ. Several pavements illustrate scenes from Virgil's Aeneid or Ovid's Metamorphosis. As well as the organisation of the craft, the history of mosaic discoveries, building types, room function, figured work and schemes are considered. Each county has its own detailed introduction.

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Publisher David Brown Book Co
Mfg Part# 9780954791612
SKU 203832100
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0954791614
Release Date 3/18/2013
Product Attributes
Book Format Hardcover
Number of Pages 0406
Publisher Society of Antiquaries of London
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