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Villa of the Papyri (Herculaneum)

Works: 44 works in 79 publications in 4 languages and 3,060 library holdings
Genres: Manuscripts  Guidebooks  Catalogs  Conference proceedings  Handbooks, manuals, etc  History 
Classifications: DG70.H5, 937.72564
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Publications about Villa of the Papyri (Herculaneum)
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    The Villa of the Papyri at Herculaneum archaeology, reception, and digital reconstruction by Mantha Zarmakoupi( file )
    7 editions published in 2010 in English and German and held by 858 libraries worldwide
    "The Villa of the Papyri is a unique archaeological site and has been very influential in the field of classical studies. The papyri (the only intact library to survive from Graeco-Roman antiquity) and bronze sculptures found in the villa have contributed to our knowledge of the ancient world and the Villa has become for us the "ideal model" of Roman luxury villa culture.This volume presents contributions on the Villa's architecture, decoration, and content (i.e., wall-paintings, sculptures, and papyri); their reception since the 18th century; the current state of knowledge based on the recent partial excavations in the Villa; the use of digital models of the Villa, and a discussion on the ways in which such models may be used for educational and research purposes. Beiträge einzigartigen "Villa dei Papyri" Umfassende Darstellung der Villa und ihrer Geschichte und Rezeption Als Spezialisten anerkannte Autoren."--Provided by publisher
    The Villa dei Papiri at Herculaneum : life and afterlife of a sculpture collection by Carol C Mattusch( Book )
    4 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 491 libraries worldwide
    The Villa dei Papiri at Herculaneumburied during the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in A.D. 79, then rediscovered in 1750contained a large collection of bronze and marble statuary and busts. Before they were published or exhibited, the sculptures were restored so as to appear whole, thereby helping to shape early modern tastes in classical sculpture. This book describes the nature of the ancient sculptures and their impact on the modern public. Their chance discovery affected the interpretation of the statuestheir styles and subjectsover the course of the next 250 years. The ancient sculptures were copied extensively in reproductions of various sizes and patinas. The author traces the popularity of these copies in Europe and America. Also presented in the book is a technical study of the production techniques and materials of the sculptures, as well as of their modern restoration history. Scientific analyses and detailed photographs reveal both how the pieces were cast and pieced together in antiquity and how they were restored in the eighteenth century. Even though this collection has been known for two and a half centuries, this book covers for the first time the eclectic nature of the sculptures, their actual condition, and their quality, pointing in some cases to mass production
    The library of the Villa dei Papiri at Herculaneum by David Sider( Book )
    4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 324 libraries worldwide
    "David Sider describes the long and difficult history of attempts to unwind the damaged rolls, a task made more frustrating because the hoped-for lost masterpieces have yet to emerge. He discusses the fragmentary Greek and Latin texts in those papyri that have been opened and deciphered, putting them in the context of writing and literacy in antiquity. Sider also describes the form of ancient Greek books and of the papyrus sheets on which they were written. He provides an account of attitudes toward books in Greece and Rome and surveys other libraries in the ancient world, both private and civic." "Written for the general reader, the book provides an overview of the only library to have come down to us from antiquity."--BOOK JACKET
    Philodemus in Italy : the books from Herculaneum by Marcello Gigante( Book )
    2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 300 libraries worldwide
    The J. Paul Getty Museum guide to the villa and its gardens by J. Paul Getty Museum( Book )
    1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 293 libraries worldwide
    La Villa dei Papiri ad Ercolano : contributo alla ricostruzione dell'ideologia della nobilitas tardorepubblicana by Maria Rita Wojcik( Book )
    5 editions published in 1986 in Italian and held by 97 libraries worldwide
    La bibliothèque de Philodème et l'épicurisme romain by Marcello Gigante( Book )
    2 editions published in 1987 in French and held by 88 libraries worldwide
    La Villa dei papiri by Domenico Mustilli( Book )
    4 editions published in 1983 in Italian and held by 74 libraries worldwide
    Manuale di papirologia ercolanese by Mario Capasso( Book )
    2 editions published in 1991 in Italian and held by 50 libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Villa dei Papiri (Herculaneum)
Villa dei Pisoni (Herculaneum)
Villa of the Papyri (Itálie)
Italian (23)
English (21)
French (4)
German (1)
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