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The Ruins of Palmyra and Baalbek: Volumes I-II
 

The Ruins of Palmyra and Baalbek: Volumes I-II (Mixed media product / Mixed Media, Contains 2 hardbacks)

By Wood, Robert
Edited by Anderson, Benjamin

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First published in the 1750s, The Ruins of Palmyra and The Ruins of Baalbek are a remarkable record of an expedition to the Levant by three antiquarians - Robert Wood, John Bouverie and James Dawkins - along with a draftsman, Giovanni Battista Borra. With over 100 engravings of t...he classical architecture of the two ancient cities of Palmyra and Baalbek, the volumes represent the earliest-known examples of monographs on archaeological sites. They were unique in providing systematic discussion of the sites' physical and human geography alongside two kinds of pictorial evidence: views of the ancient sites in their then-present state and detailed plans, with measurements, of architectural features. This new approach was immediately copied by antiquarians in the later 18th century and also had great influence upon Neoclassical architecture in Britain, Europe and North America. This new edition features reproductions of all the engravings from the original publications and includes a new introduction by noted scholar, Benjamin Anderson (Cornell University).
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ISBN 9780755617265
Released NZ 24 Dec 2020
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format Mixed media product/Mixed Media, Contains 2 hardbacks
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ISBN-13 9780755617265
Stock Available
Status Indent title (internationally sourced), allow 8-12 weeks
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Imprint Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Released 24 Dec 2020
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Mixed media product/Mixed Media, Contains 2 hardbacks
Contains Contains 2 hardbacks
Author(s) By Wood, Robert
Edited by Anderson, Benjamin
Category Audio / Visual (Audio books, Music, DVDs, CDROMs)
History of Art
Architecture
World History: BCE To C 500 CE
Middle & Near Eastern archaeology
Number of Pages Not specified
Dimensions Not specified
Dewey Code 930.109
Weight 1,616g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
NBS Text Archaeology
ONIX Text College/higher education

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