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The last days of Pompeii : decadence, apocalypse, resurrection / Victoria C. Gardner Coates, Kenneth Lapatin, Jon L. Seydl ; with contributions by Mary Beard, Adrian Stähli, William St. Clair and Annika Bautz.

Los Angeles : J. Paul Getty Museum, c2012.
Physical Description:
264 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 29 cm.
Reference Library
N8214.5.I8 L37 2012 (LC) Oversize
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This publication is issued on the occasion of the exhibition The Last Days of Pompeii: Decadence, Apocalypse, Resurrection, on view at the J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Villa in Malibu, from September 12, 2012, to January 7, 2013; at the Cleveland Museum of Art from February 24 to May 19, 2013; and at the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec from June 13 to November 8, 2013.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Subject Terms:
Art and history -- Exhibitions.
Art, Modern -- Themes, motives -- Exhibitions.
Disasters in art -- Exhibitions.
Pompeii (Extinct city) -- In art -- Exhibitions.
Vesuvius (Italy) -- Eruption, 79 -- Exhibitions.
Gardner Coates, Victoria C.
Lapatin, Kenneth D. S.
Seydl, Jon L., 1969-
J. Paul Getty Museum.
Cleveland Museum of Art.
Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec.

  • Decadence, apocalypse, resurrection / Jon L. Seydl
  • Pompeii on display / Kenneth Lapatin
  • On the cutting edge: Pompeii and new technology / Victoria C. Gardner Coates
  • The making of the myths: Edward Bulwer-Lytton's The Last Days of Pompeii / William St. Clair and Annika Bautz
  • Dirty little secrets: changing displays of Pompeian "Erotica" / Mary Beard
  • Pompeii on the couch: the modern fantasy of "Gradiva" / Victoria C. Gardner Coates
  • Screening Pompeii: the last days of Pompeii in cinema / Adrian Stähli
  • Decadence
  • Apocalypse
  • Resurrection.