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- DescriptionHow often does a visitor to Rome drift towards some landmark and wonder who created it? Why? What was their story? This fascinating book provides the answers. At once a history and a guide, it divides Rome into the districts dominated by the fabulously rich families of the Popes: the Colonna, della Rovere, Farnese, Borghese, Barberini and others. In each case we learn their story - powerful, bloody and vivid - with all the scandals and intrigues as well as their relationships with artists like Bernini and Michelangelo. As we stroll through Rome's history - either literally or in the imagination - we discover it afresh. Famous sites like the Trevi Fountain, the Spanish Steps and St Peter's take on new significance as we watch the city rise from cramped medieval streets to become a glorious parama of piazzas and palaces, fountains, towers and domes.
- Author BiographyAnthony Majanlahti was born in Montreal, Canada, and studied at the University of Toronto: his doctoral research is on the English community in Rome during the Renaissance. He has worked in many areas - as a producer of fashion shows, and a stockbroker's apprentice and as a research fellow at the British School at Rome. He divides his time between Rome, London and Toronto.
- Author(s)Anthony Majanlahti
- PublisherVintage Publishing
- Date of Publication04/05/2006
- SubjectRegional History
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- Content Noteapp 100 integrated maps and drawings
- Weight571 g
- Width153 mm
- Height234 mm
- Spine31 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (UK)
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- kristsmit_6813 Nov, 2016by
Interesting book but very hard work.
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