Paperback 304pp Illustrated
9781861899170   Product Code: 18130
The earliest known depiction of an erupting volcano, a wall painting discovered at an archaeological excavation in western Turkey, dates to around 6200 BCE. Their power and destructive magnificence have gripped people's imaginations and remained an inspiration for artists ever since. This volume charts the history and cultural impact of volcanic eruptions, examines their depiction by artists including Wright of Derby, Hokusai and Warhol, and also explores the science and geography of volcanism.