Paperback: 176 pages
Publisher: Tempus (September 28, 2007)
Product Dimensions: 6.5 x 0.6 x 10 inches
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I had been hoping for a fairly thorough, pictorial overview of Roman furniture types and styles for potential replication and/or as decorative inspiration for modern pieces. Instead, I got a very limited discussion of a very limited number of Roman pieces, with lots of construction tips and instructions. IF that is your interest, then this is your book. If you are interested in a wide selection and comprehensive survey of Roman furniture, then this is most definitely NOT the book you want - indeed, there is not a single sample of the pieces preserved at Pompeii and Herculaneum and little enough of the mosaic and wall painting depictions. If you want to make a "typical" Roman desk or library cabinet, then this may be what you are looking for. If you want to know about Roman furniture and decorative techniques and styles, this book will leave you wanting.
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