Author : Andrea Augenti
ISBN : 8881172682
Genre : Travel
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Category: Travel

Library Journal

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ISBN : IND:30000075144802
Genre : Libraries
File Size : 62.38 MB
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Library Journal

Author : Melvil Dewey
ISBN : UCSC:32106021024408
Genre : Libraries
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Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Juniorlibraries, 1954-May 1961). Issued also separately.
Category: Libraries

Strolling Through Rome

Author : Mario Erasmo
ISBN : 9781780763514
Genre : History
File Size : 77.52 MB
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Rome, the Eternal City - birthplace of western civilisation and soul of the ancient world - has a history that stretches back two thousand five hundred years. It is also one of the most-visited places in the world, but where does one begin to delve into two millennia of history, culture, art and architecture, whilst also navigating the vibrant modern city? Mario Erasmo here guides the traveller through Rome's many layers of history, exploring the streets, museums, piazze, ruins and parks of this 'city of the soul'. Punctuated with anecdote, myth and legend, these unique walks often retrace the very steps taken by ancient Romans, early Christians, medieval pilgrims, Renaissance artists and aristocrats on the Grand Tour. Here is a rich cultural history of Rome that brings its epic past alive, illuminating the extraordinary sights and fascinating secrets of one of Europe's most beguiling cities.
Category: History

Historical Dictionary Of Baroque Art And Architecture

Author : Lilian H. Zirpolo
ISBN : 9781461659198
Genre : Art
File Size : 76.35 MB
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Beginning in the 1580s and ending as late as 1750 in some Northern European regions, the Baroque artistic era began as an artistic recoil to the stylizations of Mannerist art and as a means of implementation of the demands of the Counter-Reformation Church that sought to restore its religious preeminence in the Western world in the face of the Protestant threat. As a result, Rome, the seat of the papacy, became the cradle of Baroque art, and masters from other parts of the Italian peninsula flocked to the region in the hopes of obtaining artistic commissions. The Historical Dictionary of Baroque Art and Architecture relates the history of the Baroque Era through a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and over 500 cross-referenced dictionary entries on such icons as Gian Lorenzo Bernini, Caravaggio, Annibale Carracci, Diego Velázquez, Peter Paul Rubens, Rembrandt van Rijn, and Johannes Vermeer, as well as sculptors, architects, patrons, other historical figures, and events.
Category: Art

Baroque Antiquity

Author : Victor Plahte Tschudi
ISBN : 9781316710395
Genre : History
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Why were seventeenth-century antiquarians so spectacularly wrong? Even if they knew what ancient monuments looked like, they deliberately distorted the representation of them in print. Deciphering the printed reconstructions of Giacomo Lauro and Athanasius Kircher, this pioneering study uncovers an antiquity born with print culture itself and from the need to accommodate competitive publishers, ambitious patrons and powerful popes. By analysing the elements of fantasy in Lauro and Kircher's archaeological visions, new levels of meaning appear. Instead of being testimonies of failed archaeology, they emerge as complex architectural messages responding to moral, political, and religious issues of the day. This book combines several histories – print, archaeology, and architecture – in the attempt to identify early modern strategies of recovering lost Rome. Many books have been written on antiquity in the Renaissance, but this book defines an antiquity that is particularly Baroque.
Category: History

Art And Architecture In Italy 1600 1750

Author : Rudolf Wittkower
ISBN : 0300079419
Genre : Architecture
File Size : 59.81 MB
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This classic survey of Italian Baroque art & architecture focuses on the arts in every center between Venice & Sicily in the early, high, & late Baroque periods. Wittkower's text is now accompanied by a critical introduction & substantial new bibliography. This edition-now published in three volumes-will also include color illustrations for the first time.
Category: Architecture

Art And History

Author : Serena De Leonardis
ISBN : 8847601789
Genre : Art
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Discover the rich history and culture of some of the world¿s most influential historical places with these highly illustrated books, packed with informative and enlightening descriptions and information
Category: Art