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In Ruins: A Journey through History, Art, and Literature

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In this enchanting meditation on ruins, Christopher Woodward takes us on a thousand-year journey from the plains of Troy to the monuments of ancient Rome, from the crumbling palaces of Sicily, Cuba, and Zanzibar to the rubble of the London Blitz. With an exquisite sense of romantic melancholy, we encounter the teenage Byron in the moldering Newstead Abbey, Flaubert watching the buzzards on the pyramids, Henry James in the Colosseum, and Freud at Pompeii. We travel the Appian Way with Dickens and behold the Baths of Caracalla with Shelley. An exhilarating tour, at once elegant and stimulating, In Ruins casts an exalting spell as it explores the bewitching power of architectural remains and their persistent hold on the imagination.

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Combines elements of history, memoir, and travelogue into a meditation on the meaning of ruins and their hold on the human imagination, ranging from the plains of Troy to the monuments of ancient Rome, as he describes the experiences of artists and writers who were fascinated with ruins around the world. Reprint. 12,500 first printing.

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Christopher Woodward is the director of the Holburne Museum of Art in Bath, England, where he lives.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307531988
Subtitle:
A Journey through History, Art, and Literature
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Author:
Woodward, Christopher
Author:
Christopher Woodward
Subject:
Social Science : Archaeology
Subject:
Archaeology
Subject:
Essays & Travelogues
Subject:
Archaeology-General
Subject:
Travel Writing-General
Subject:
Western Civilization-General
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20031014
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
288

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Product details 288 pages Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group - English 9780307531988 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Combines elements of history, memoir, and travelogue into a meditation on the meaning of ruins and their hold on the human imagination, ranging from the plains of Troy to the monuments of ancient Rome, as he describes the experiences of artists and writers who were fascinated with ruins around the world. Reprint. 12,500 first printing.
"Synopsis" by , Christopher Woodward is the director of the Holburne Museum of Art in Bath, England, where he lives.
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