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    Jennifer F. Stephens(Author) Arthur E. Stephens(Author)

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Pompeii, a Different Perspective tells the story of a two thousand year-old street. It takes the reader on a unique journey down via dell'Abbondanza, the longest street in the ancient city. In the first century AD a wide range of elite houses, apartments, businesses and workspaces lined this 900 metre-long bustling thoroughfare, which was well-travelled by slaves, soldiers, merchants, commoners, and patricians. There is possibly no other single street that better depicts the diverse lives of the people who lived in Pompeii. The book visually documents and interprets via dell'Abbondanza with distinctive and highly detailed representations of the thirty-two city blocks along the street that were created for the archives in Pompeii and for conservation management, academic study, and general historic interest. The photomosaic images of the facades were produced by carefully combining survey drawings and digital photographs, revealing views that cannot be seen on the site. The book also traces the history of the excavation of the street, analyzes the deterioration of the structures since they were discovered, and provides interesting supplemental information about the buildings and the recording methodology. A companion website (www.pompeiiperspectives.org) offers the reader additional historical facts, quantitative data, and research details.

Via dell Abbondanza is THE iconic road of Pompeii, trudged by generations of tourists and researchers. This book captures the road as never before, both by meticulous documentation, and by enthusiasm and empathy for what a road can offer. The photogrammetric reconstruction of façades in Pompeii takes not only the accuracy, but the aesthetic pleasure of documentation of the Roman city to a new level. This book is a major addition to our understanding of Pompeii. --Prof. Andrew Wallace-Hadrill, University of CambridgeThis book presents a unification of two components: an emotional one encompassing careful and innovative documentation of the original façades of the ancient buildings, and a scientific one involving advanced surveying technology, the results of which may be of interest to archaeologists, architects, restorers, and students of antiquity. --Prof. Pietro Giovanni Guzzo, Archaeological Superintendent of Naples and Pompeii

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