The Architecture Lover's Guide to Rome (Paperback)
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Rome’s architectural remains date as far back as the city’s founding in the 8th century BCE. The primitive settlement that began on the Palatine Hill grew over the next thousand years to the caput mundi—the capital of the world—the largest, most powerful presence in the ancient Western world. Along the way, Rome’s architectural styles, whether developed organically or appropriated from the cultures it subjugated and absorbed, were physical evidence of the politics, propaganda and pragmatism of the times.
Written for readers passionate about Rome and how its architecture is inimitably linked to the city’s history, An Architecture Lover’s Guide to Rome is the armchair architect’s tour of the Eternal City. It provides a timeline that begins with the founding of Rome and documents its significant architectural monuments and styles through the millennia, with photos, maps and practical information for visiting.
This book takes the reader on a journey from ancient to modern Rome via its buildings.For the Love of Books
As a fan of architecture and a recent visitor to Rome, I felt drawn to this book. It’s a handy size – though very heavy – with thoughtfully laid out content. With remarkably sharp photography plus ‘Tip Boxes’, which give advice to visitors, you can expect much detailed information about Italy’s historical city.
If the shapes, styles and meanings of buildings in Rome are your thing, you’ll love this. It would make a terrific gift, research buddy or simply educational and entertaining reading.
What a joy Heath must have had researching this book!
★★★★★ Armchair travel until you can be there yourselfAmazon Customer, May 2020
Your own private tour of Rome with wonderful photography that is steeped in history. It’s a wonderful way to see the ancient city even if you can’t travel right now. If you’ve been there it’s a chance to reminisce and learn more about what you’ve seen.
★★★★★ A great guideAmazon Customer, April 2020
Rome is so beautiful and with this guide I actually know what I'm seeing. Too often in Rome there are no historical markers making it difficult to identify what you're seeing. With this guide, you have not only a description of the building or monument but historical background. And a real bonus; I've now bookmarked a ton of stuff I somehow missed in prior visits. Can't wait for the times to change so I can return to Rome with this book in my suitcase.
★★★★★ Perfect size to take along with your travels!Amazon Customer, March 2020
Compact and thorough. Excellent detail. Take along with your travels. Author provides great detail. Excellent writing.
No wonder Rome is called the eternal city.Jim Stout. (Roots Family History Service)
A detailed overview of Rome’s Architecture from its beginnings to the present day.
Information on how to get to your historical destination, opening times and admission charges.
An abundance of illustrations that bring the architecture to life.
I will be using the book as a supplement to a travel guild.
Brings Rome to life.
Another fantastic pocket-sized book, just perfect for holiday-makers, weekend visitors, and day trippers, with all of the essential stopping places and terrifically detailed information on the architectural joys of Rome.Books Monthly
The Eternal City is on everyone’s Bucket List, but once you get there, what next? Visitor’s are spoiled for choice, with Roman ruins, churches and museums and galleries all more then worthy of a visit. Heath’s book breaks down the sights by age and historical significance, allowing visitors to select the places that will appeal to them most. And if you are in doubt about what each site offers, Heath explains their history, location, where to find them and the best time of day to visit. Gorgeous photos complete this lovely book, making it just as enjoyable for the armchair traveler.Cayocosta 72, Rose Smith
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It's an absorbing read and a practical guide to give you a new perspective on the Eternal City.Italia!, December 2019