Rome Is Love Spelled Backward: Enjoying Art and Architecture in the Eternal City

Rome Is Love Spelled Backward: Enjoying Art and Architecture in the Eternal City

by Judith Testa

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Overview

A celebration of the art, architecture, and timeless human passion of the Eternal City, Rome Is Love Spelled Backward explores Rome's best-known treasures, often revealing secrets overlooked in conventional guidebooks. With the ancient play on "Roma" and "Amor"—ROMAMOR—Testa invites readers to experience the world's long love affair with one of its most beautiful cities.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781609092504
Publisher: Northern Illinois University Press
Publication date: 03/06/2018
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 303
Sales rank: 729,662
File size: 14 MB
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Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Introduction
Part 1: Ancient Rome
1 The Roman Forum
2 The Ara Pacis Augustae
3 The Colosseum
4 When Rome Ruled the World
5 The Pantheon
6 Castel Sant' Angelo
7 The Baths of Caracalla and of Diocletian
8 The Walls of Mighty Rome
9 Rome's Indispensable Aqueducts
Part 2: Early Christian and Medieval Rome
10 The Christian Catacombs
11 The Jewish Catacombs
12 St. John Lateran
13 S. Maria Maggiore
14 S. Prassede
15 S. Clemente
Part 3: Late Medieval and Renaissance Rome
16 S. Maria sopra Minerva
17 Pope Julius II
18 Raphael in Rome: The Vatican Frescoes
19 Raphael in Rome: The Villa Farnesina
20 Leo X and Clement VII
21 Pope Paul III and His Art Patronage
22 St. Peter's
23 The Sistine Chapel
24 Michelangelo's Last Judgment
25 The Rome of St. Ignatius Loyola
26 Pope Sixtus and His Urban Planning
Part 4: Baroque Rome
27 Caravaggio
28 Caravaggio Up Close
29 Gianlorenzo Bernini
30 Bernini at St. Peter's
31 The Architecture of Francesco Borromini
32 The Trevi Fountain
Part 5: Modern Rome
33 The Quartiere Coppedè
34 Mussolini's "Third Rome"
35 The Shrines of Rome's Modern Martyrs
Notes
Bibliography
List of Illustrations
Index

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