A "Hybrid" Publication

Pompeii, a Different Perspective is a visual interpretation and analysis of via dell’Abbondanza in two complementary forms:

A book that contains unique and dimensionally accurate orthographic photomosaics of the thirty two city blocks along the street, summarizes the rationale for documenting the structures, describes the methodology used to create the images and presents other factual information about the buildings and street.

A website that not only digitally displays the photomosaic images, but also includes additional quantitative data and in-depth historical information such as listings of the function and names of the properties, chronology of the excavation of the street and changes in the condition of the structures.  The recording technology, equipment and techniques are described in detail.  In addition, guest essays written by Prof. John Dobbins of the University of Virginia and Dr. Damian Robinson of the University of Oxford examine different aspects of the configuration and use of public and private space along the street.  The website is searchable, and includes reference data such as a glossary and bibliography.



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Pompeii, a Different Perspective is now available as a hardback book from Lockwood Press.  Printed in the United Kingdom,  the material is presented in a unique "layflat" format in order to enhance the usefulness and visual impact of the images.

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Pompeii, a Different Perspective was selected as a Times Literary Supplement 2017 Book of the Year and was also included in the 2017 Telegraph Christmes Gift Guide.

Now available online

North American distributor - ISD

European Distributor - University of Exeter Press

Amazon USA

Amazon Canada

Amazon UK

Comments from two prominent Pompeian archaeologists

“Via dell’Abbondanza is THE iconic road of Pompeii, trudged by generations of tourists and researchers. This book captures the road as never before, both by meticulous documentation, and by enthusiasm and empathy for what a road can offer. The photogrammetric reconstruction of façades in Pompeii takes not only the accuracy, but the aesthetic pleasure of documentation of the Roman city to a new level.

“This book is a major addition to our understanding of Pompeii.”

—Prof. Andrew Wallace-Hadrill
    University of Cambridge

“This book presents a unification of two components: an emotional one encompassing careful and innovative documentation of the original façades of the ancient buildings, and a scientific one involving advanced surveying technology, the results of which may be of interest to archaeologists, architects, restorers, and students of antiquity.”

—Prof. Pietro Giovanni Guzzo
    Archaeological Superintendent of Naples and Pompeii (1995–2009)

Publication details

Dimensions 32.5 cm x 22.5 cm
126 pages
33 double-page color photomosaic images
81 additional color photographs
20 black and white historical photographs
51 drawings and maps