Stories in Stone
Conserving Mosaics of Roman Africa
By (author) Aicha Ben Abed
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Stories in Stone by Aicha Ben Abed
Book DescriptionDuring 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 DetailsISBN: 9780892368037
(305mm x 229mm x 21mm)
Imprint: J. Paul Getty Museum
Publisher: Getty Trust Publications
Publish Date: 11-Jan-2007
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Aicha Ben Abed
Lessons Learned, Paperback (August 2008)
In 2005, the Institut National du Patrimoine of Tunisia played host to the ninth Triennial meeting of the International Committee for the Conservation of Mosaics (ICCM). The meeting focused on assessing past practices of mosaic conservation, both in situ and in museums. This volume provides readers with a record of the conference proceedings.
Tunisian Mosaics, Hardback (January 2007)» View all books by Aicha Ben Abed
Providing profiles of Tunisia's major mosaic sites, this title contains more than 130 full-colour photographs. It offers an introduction this region's mosaic art; also looking at the historical background of Roman Africa. It discusses the development of art in and around the Mediterranean.
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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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