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Author Hughes, Robert, 1938-2012

Title Rome : a cultural, visual, and personal history / Robert Hughes

Publ Info New York : Knopf, 2011
Edition First edition
 CCRI-Prov.  DG808 .H84 2011    AVAILABLE
 CCRI-Warwick  DG808 .H84 2011    AVAILABLE
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Descript x, 498 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Note "This is a Borzoi book"--T.p. verso
Includes bibliographical references (p. [465]-475) and index
Contents Foundation -- Augustus -- Later empire -- Pagans versus Christians -- Medieval Rome and Avignon -- Renaissance -- Rome in the seventeenth century -- High baroque (Bernini, Borromini, etc.) -- Eighteenth-century Rome, neo-classicism, and the grand tour -- The nineteenth century: orthodoxy versus modernity -- Futurism and fascism -- Rome recaptured
Note This book is a comprehensive, and deeply personal history of Rome, as city, as empire, and, crucially, as an origin of Western art and civilization covering the span from the city's origins more than two thousand years ago through the twentieth century. The founding of Rome is shrouded in legend, but current archaeological evidence supports the theory that Rome grew from pastoral settlements and coalesced into a city in the 8th century BC. It developed into the capital of the Roman Kingdom, the Roman Republic and finally the Roman Empire. For almost a thousand years, Rome was the most politically important, richest and largest city in the Western world. This book tells the story of the Eternal City, from its earliest days right up to the present
LC subject Rome (Italy) -- History
Rome (Italy) -- Civilization
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