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Roman Mornings

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Publisher Comments:

The author writes in his introduction that evening is the magical moment to wander about Rome: That is the moment to see the city of conflicting moods as it always has been and still is, hateful and holy, wicked and wise, pagan and papal, sometimes so beautiful that it is scarcely to be endured, and always quite inscrutable. That is the supreme moment to rhapsodize and pay homage, to make the final assault upon the hidden secret of Rome's eternal decay, and to be deliciously deceived The early morning on the other hand is more to our purpose, for it is not at all romantic. The early morning serves to light for Lees-Milne the eight Roman buildings from the somber Pantheon first built by Marcus Agrippa in 27 B.C. to the Trevi fountain, whose waters were brought to Rome via aqueduct by the same Agrippa, but whose completion had to await the eighteenth century that are in the author's opinion the chef architectural monuments of the city. All of them, he says, are powerful archetypes, and two among them, the Pantheon and the Tempietto, have individual features that are reflected in practically every town in Europe, the British Commonwealth, and America.

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In eight chapters, Lees-Milne gives an architectural history of Rome that focuses on the eight buildings which are in his opinion the chief architectural monuments of the city. Black-and-white illustrations.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

In eight illuminating chapters we have the history of the Eternal City--Ancient Roman, Early Christian, Romanesque, Renaissance, Baroque, and Rococo--the history of the buildings themselves, and Lees-Milne's inspired description and criticism of them as architectural masterpieces.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781561310111
Author:
Lees-Milne, James
Publisher:
New Amsterdam Books
Author:
Lees-Milne, James
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Italy
Subject:
Architecture
Subject:
Rome
Subject:
Architecture, roman
Subject:
Rome (Italy) Buildings, structures, etc.
Subject:
Architecture -- Italy -- Rome.
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references.
Series Volume:
101-36
Publication Date:
19980431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
148
Dimensions:
8.40x5.48x.57 in. .51 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , In eight illuminating chapters we have the history of the Eternal City--Ancient Roman, Early Christian, Romanesque, Renaissance, Baroque, and Rococo--the history of the buildings themselves, and Lees-Milne's inspired description and criticism of them as architectural masterpieces.
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