Stories in Stone by Aicha Ben Abed
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Stories in Stone
By Aicha Ben Abed

Stories in Stone

Conserving Mosaics of Roman Africa

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Stories in Stone by Aicha Ben Abed

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During the reign of the Roman Empire, many of the town houses and rural estates in North Africa were decorated with beautiful and elaborate mosaics. These often stunning works were especially widespread in what is now modern-day Tunisia. This stunning volume is structured around four principal themes - Nature, Theatre and Spectacle, Gods and Myths, and Technique - and features 27 mosaics from Tunisia's leading museums. "Stories in Stone" also contains nine richly illustrated essays that illuminate the history of mosaic art, the development of the principal themes, and the conservation of mosaic art both in museums and in situ.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780892368037
ISBN-10: 0892368039
Format: Hardback
(305mm x 229mm x 21mm)
Pages: 200
Imprint: J. Paul Getty Museum
Publisher: Getty Trust Publications
Publish Date: 11-Jan-2007
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Aicha Ben Abed

Aicha ben Abed is Director of Monuments & Sites at the Institut National du Patrimoine, Tunis.

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