The Architecture Lover's Guide to Rome (Paperback)
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.
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