In Mosaic literature, some books stand out.
Greek and Roman mosaics by Umberto Pappalardo and Rosaria Ciordello is one of them.
The first part of the book reviews more general questions about the Art : Origin, Etymology, Labour, Materials, Design and actual Laying techniques.
The second part is a tour of the most important centers of the art from the origin in Pella, Macedonia,
to the 6th century Byzantine Basilica San Vitale in Ravenna, which mark the transition from Antiquity to early Middle Ages.
Special attention is given to Pompeii, Herculanum and their surroundings.
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