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Monday, April 02, 2007

Victoria C GARDNER COATES; Jon L SEYDL, Antiquity recovered : the legacy of Pompeii and Herculaneum

Publication of the papers from a 2002 conference.

Beginning in 1709, when their antiquities first were recovered, Pompeii and Herculaneum have exercised the historical imagination of the West. This volume presents a diverse array of response to the sites, tracing how perceptions of the past have changed over the course of three centuries of excavations, what the editors call "the strata of interpretation." The thirteen essays range in subject from a reassessment of the contents of the library at Herculaneum's Villa of the Papyri to the symbolic appearance of the ancient world in such films as Roberto Rossellini's Voyage in Italy and Jean-Luc Godard's Contempt .
Antiquity Recovered explores the complexities of "the reception of the past" and helps enhance our understanding of the roles these cities have played, and continue to play, in Western culture.
Product Details
304 pages; 8 x 10; ISBN13: 978-0-89236-872-3ISBN10: 0-89236-872-1

abstract of Porter's paper
About the Author(s)
Victoria C. Gardner Coates is a lecturer in the Department of the History of Art at the University of Pennsylvania.

Jon L. Seydl is associate curator of paintings at the Getty Museum.

Victoria C. Gardner Coates and Jon L. Seydl

Natural Marvels and Ancient Ruins: Volcanism and the Recovery of Antiquity in Early Modern Naples
Sean Cocco

Subverting the Secret of Herculaneum: Archaeological Espionage in the Kingdom of Naples
Alden R. Gordon

From Art to Archaeology: Recontextualizing the Images from the Porticus of Herculaneum
Tina Najbjerg

Four Women from Stabiae: Eighteenth-century Antiquarian Practice and the History of Ancient Roman Painting
Hérica Valladares

Hearing Voices: The Herculaneum Papyri and Classical Scholarship
James I. Porter

Picnic at Pompeii: Hyperbole and Digression in the Warm South
Chloe Chard

The Visible and the Visual: Pompeii and Herculaneum in the Getty Research Institute Collections
Claire L. Lyons and Marcia Reed

The Sentinel of Pompeii: An Exemplum for the Nineteenth Century
Lee Behlman

Science or Morbid Curiosity?: The Casts of Giuseppe Fiorelli and the Last Days of Romantic Pompeii
Eugene Dwyer

"A Picture Painted in Fire": Pain's Re-enactments of the Last Days of Pompeii, 1879-1914
Nick Yablon

Replicating Roman Murals in Pompeii: Archaeology, Art, and Politics in Italy of the 1920s
Elaine K. Gazda

Seeing Women in the Villa of the Mysteries: A Modern Excavation of the Dionysiac Murals
Bettina Bergmann

Odysseys of Life and Death in the Bay of Naples: Roberto Rossellini's Voyage in Italy and Jean-Luc Godard's Contempt
Jennie Hirsh

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Pompeii (Extinct city).
Herculaneum (Extinct city).
Pompeii (Extinct city) -- Civilization.
Herculaneum (Extinct city) -- Civilization.
Excavations (Archaeology) -- Italy -- Pompeii (Extinct city).
Excavations (Archaeology) -- Italy -- Herculaneum (Extinct city).
Naples Region (Italy) -- Antiquities.

Source: worldcat

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