From the Fourth to the First Century BC
Paperback 165pp Illustrated 297x210mm
9781904982425   Product Code: 93322
Bringing together information from many scientific studies of plasters and pigments, this is the first comprehensive overview of the techniques of monumental painting during the Hellenistic period. These modern researches are combined with information from ancient authors such as Theophrastus, Pliny the Elder and Vitruvius to identify the methods of manufacture and trace the flow of goods and ideas around the cosmopolitan Mediterranean and as far as the Eurasian Plateau.