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Mosaics in Roman Britain
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Mosaics in Roman Britain (Paperback)

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This book covers the development of mosaics in Britain from the invasion to the end of Roman Britain. The technical side of the art form is covered as well as prefabrication. It covers those mosaics based in towns and also in more rural locations. Many of the mosaics have been lost but are recorded in coloured engravings. The author has a large collection of illustrations of both existing and lost mosaic pavements. Included here is a pictorial glossary of the mythological creatures found on mosaics and sections relating the myths that are depicted on them. The uniqueness of some British depictions of such well known characters as Orpheus are also explored here. Reconstructions by the author of some sections of figured mosaics based on examples found elsewhere in the empire are included. The author's recent work on the newly discovered Boxford mosaic, that is the most important mosaic found in Britain for over 50 years, is explored here for the first time.



The author is the former archivist of the Association for the Study and Preservation of Roman Mosaics and has been studying mosaics both in Britain and abroad from the 1970s. He has given many lectures on the subject and written many papers. In 2000 he reassembled the many hundreds of pieces of the Orpheus mosaic from Newton St Loe in public in Bristol Museum. This had previously been considered beyond restoration.

Art, Fashion & PhotographyArt monographs, history & theoryArt formsCeramic arts, pottery, glassHistory & PoliticsHistory: ChronologicalAncient history: to c 500 CEHistory & PoliticsHistory: ChronologicalEarly history: c 500 to c 1450-1500History & PoliticsHistory: specific events & topicsSocial & cultural history Publisher: Amberley Publishing Publication Date: 15/11/2020 ISBN-13: 9781445689883  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Anthony Beeson was born in 1948 into a well-established Brighton family. Having worked at the Courtauld Institute of Art Library, he moved to Bristol in 1972 to become Fine Art Librarian, and over the following thirty-seven years developed the Bristol Art Library into one of the finest British public collections of art books. He is an established author and lecturer having had ten volumes published on the history of Bristol, Brighton and Dorset as well as many articles on antiquities and art in academic journals. He is an acknowledged Classical iconographer and an expert on Roman and Greek art and architecture. He is the Hon Archivist of the Association for Roman Archaeology and a member of the Association for the Study and Preservation of Roman Mosaics and has appeared on the television programme Time Team. In 2000 he reassembled the many hundreds of pieces of the 'lost' Newton St Loe Orpheus mosaic in the entrance hall of Bristol museum and in 2017 interpreted and produced the official report on the exceptional and internationally famous Roman mosaic of Pegasus and Bellerophon found at Boxford in Berkshire. He is a Trustee of the Roman Baths Foundation.

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