A Catalog of Identifiable Figure Painters of Ancient Pompeii, Herculaneum, and Stabiae
L. Richardson, jr, has had a long and distinguished career writing about Roman art and architecture, particularly that of the companion town of Pompeii and its environs. In this newest work, he attributes many of the surviving wall decorations to particular painters. It is a catalog in the true sense, grouping the pictures by style and then by painter. Richardson describes the salient characteristics of a painter's work, and then inventories the pictures he attributes to that painter, together with cross-references to other catalogs and sources of good reproductions. The book will serve as a valuable resource for specialists in classics and art history, as well as a unique guide for intellectually adventurous tourists visiting the Museo Nazionale at Naples and the sites of Pompeii, Herculaneum, and Stabiae.
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"This book presents an interesting and thorough analysis of the material."—Zahra Newby, Classical Review
"Richardson writes superbly—his style is enticingly fluid and thoroughly lucid. Especially cerebral and thought-provoking is his proposed explanation of who these painters may have been and of the nature of their trade. His introduction is unlike anything dealing with Roman painting that has ever appeared in print—itself, a minor masterwork."—David L. Thompson, Howard University
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