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Sing Sing. Pompeii's Body

Photographs by Luigi Spina


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  • A collection of black and white images of hidden artefacts from Pompeii, held at the National Archaeological Museum in Naples
  • Features previously unpublished material
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This photographic narrative by Luigi Spina reveals unexpected treasures that hail from Pompeii and Ercolano, hidden from the public eye and concealed under the roofs of the National Archaeological Museum in Naples. Spina’s collection of black and white photographs gives the reader a glimpse of the bronze, glass, ceramic, and terracotta artefacts such as candle sticks, decorations, handles, statues, pots, oil lamps – and even charred bread, that fill the cells in this Neapolitan institution.

Text in English and Italian.

About the Author

Luigi Spina is a photographer. His work focuses on amphitheatres and the civic dimension of the sacred, the links between art and faith, the search for ancient cultural roots, and the physical impact of classical sculpture. His published works include L'Ora incerta (2014), The Buchner Boxes (2014), Hemba (2017), and Mythical Diary (2017). Spina has collaborated with Valeria Sampaolo and 5 Continents Editions to create the series Oggetti rari e preziosi al Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli, whose titles to date embrace Memorie del Vaso blu (2016), Amazzonomachia (2017), Centauri (2017), Sette sapienti (2018), and Zefiro e Clori (2018). He has also published The Dancers at the Villa of the Papyri for 5 Continents Editions's Tailormade series.

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5 Continents Editions
13th Apr 2020
World excluding Italy & France
280 mm x 280 mm
116 Pages
100 b&w
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