Rome

Art and Archaeology

Author: Andrea Augenti,Maria Conconi

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9788881172689

Category: Travel

Page: 223

View: 6327

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Baroque Antiquity

Archaeological Imagination in Early Modern Europe

Author: Victor Plahte Tschudi

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 110714986X

Category: Architecture

Page: 326

View: 6302

This book explains how Baroque antiquarians distorted images of Roman monuments and sacrificed archaeological truth to accommodate popes and princes.
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Choice

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Academic libraries

Page: N.A

View: 4677

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Library Journal

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Libraries

Page: N.A

View: 4884

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Art and Architecture in Italy, 1600-1750

Author: Rudolf Wittkower,Joseph Connors,Jennifer Montagu

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300079418

Category: Architecture

Page: 194

View: 8902

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.
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Peace Through Commerce

Responsible Corporate Citizenship and the Ideals of the United Nations Global Compact

Author: Oliver F. Williams

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780268044145

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 490

View: 9069

The United Nations Global Compact serves as a forum in which multinational businesses work to promote human rights, prevent violent conflict, and contribute to more peaceful societies. This title contains a foreword, introduction, and chapters by business leaders and scholars who discuss the issues set out by the UN Global Compact
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Palladio's Rome

Author: Andrea Palladio,Vaughan Hart,Peter Hicks

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300109092

Category: Architecture

Page: 285

View: 9873

Andrea Palladio (1508­-1580), one of the most famous architects of all time, published two enormously popular guides to the churches and antiquities of Rome in 1554. Striving to be both scholarly and popular, Palladio invited his Renaissance readers to discover the charm of Rome’s ancient and medieval wonders, and to follow pilgrimage routes leading from one church to the next. He also described ancient Roman rituals of birth, marriage, and death. Here translated into English and joined in a single volume for the first time, Palladio’s guidebooks allow modern visitors to enjoy Rome exactly as their predecessors did 450 years ago. Like the originals, this new edition is pocket-sized and therefore easily read on site. Enhanced with illustrations and commentary, the book also includes the first full English translation of Raphael’s famous letter to Pope Leo X on the monuments of ancient Rome. For architectural historians, tourists, and armchair travelers, this book offers fresh and surprising insights into the antiquarian and ecclesiastical preoccupations of one of the greatest of the Renaissance architectural masters.
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Greek Art and Archaeology

Author: John Griffiths Pedley

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: 400

View: 5596

Greek Art and Architecture explores the development of Greek art across three centuries. This extensively illustrated and clearly written text is accessible to introductory-level students. The major categories of Greek Art and architecture- including sculpture, vase painting, wall painting, and metal work in a historical, social, and archaeological context, are explored.
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Art and History

Rome and the Vatican

Author: Serena De Leonardis,Stefano Masi

Publisher: Casa Editrice Bonechi

ISBN: 9788847601789

Category: Art

Page: 192

View: 7299

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
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Rome Reborn

The Vatican Library and Renaissance Culture

Author: Anthony Grafton

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300054422

Category: Art

Page: 323

View: 8509

The Vatican Library contains the richest collection of western manuscripts and early printed books in the world, and its holdings have both reflected and helped to shape the intellectual development of Europe. One of the central institutions of Italian Renaissance culture, it has served since its origin in the mid-fifteenth century as a center of research for topics as diverse as the early history of the city of Rome and the structure of the universe. This extraordinarily beautiful book which contains over 200 color illustrations, introduces the reader to the Vatican Library and examines in particular its development during the Renaissance. Distinguished scholars discuss the Library's holdings and the historical circumstances of its growth, presenting a fascinating cast of characters - popes, artists, collectors, scholars, and scientists - who influenced how the Library evolved. The authors examine subjects ranging from Renaissance humanism to Church relations with China and the Islamic world to the status of medicine and the life sciences in antiquity and during the Renaissance. Their essays are supported by a lavish display of maps, books, prints, and other examples of the Library's collection, including the Palatine Virgil (a fifth-century manuscript), a letter from King Henry VIII to Anne Boleyn, and an autographed poem by Petrarch. The book serves as the catalog for a major exhibition at the Library of Congress that presents a selection of the Vatican Library's magnificent treasures.
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Strolling Through Rome

The Definitive Walking Guide to the Eternal City

Author: Mario Erasmo

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 1780763514

Category: History

Page: 336

View: 7565

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.
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The Origins of Baroque Art in Rome

Author: Alois Riegl,Andrew Hopkins,Arnold Alexander Witte,Alina Alexandra Payne

Publisher: Getty Publications

ISBN: 1606060414

Category: Architecture

Page: 279

View: 7678

Delivered three times between 1898 and 1902 and subsequently revised with an eye toward publication, Alois Riegl's lectures on the origins of Baroque art in Rome broke new ground in its field. In his approach and content, Riegl offered a markedly different account from that of Heinrich Wölfflin and other contemporaries: the beginning of the new artistic era extending from the 1520s to the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries was to be judged by its own rules and not merely as a period of decline. This first English translation brings Riegl's compelling vision of the Baroque to life and amply illustrates his charisma as a lecturer. His text is full of perceptive observations on the most important artists of the period from Michelangelo to Caravaggio. By taking the spectator into consideration, Riegl identifies a crucial defining change between Renaissance and Baroque art and provides invaluable inspiration for present-day readers.
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Not Built in a Day

Exploring the Architecture of Rome

Author: George H. Sullivan

Publisher: Da Capo Press

ISBN: 0786736305

Category: Travel

Page: 464

View: 3708

This book is a unique, eye-opening guide to one of the world's most magnificent cities, celebrating the special character of Rome's buildings, fountains, piazzas, streets, and ruins with illuminating insight and irresistible enthusiasm — for the first-time sightseer, the frequent visitor, or the armchair traveler. Not Built in a Day moves beyond the names, dates, and statistics of the traditional guidebook to provide a loving, personal, and instructive analysis of the architectural pleasures of Rome. Twelve walking tours profile some two hundred sites within Rome's ancient walls, all described in prose that is fresh, witty, and discerning. From the largest piazza down to the smallest fountain, George H. Sullivan's essays explore the city with an engagingly appraising eye, enabling readers to see exactly what makes the architecture of Rome so important and so memorable. Sophisticated enough for those well versed in architecture, yet written in language accessible to all readers, this extraordinary guide is a deeply felt homage to Rome and its fascinating two-thousand-year history. In addition to detailed maps for the twelve walking tours, this wonderful edition comes illustrated with classical etchings.
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Anthropology and Aesthetics, 53/54: Spring and Autumn 2008

Author: Francesco Pellizzi,Jonathan Hay,Ernst Van Alphen

Publisher: Peabody Museum Press

ISBN: 087365840X

Category: Art

Page: 349

View: 2913

This double volume includes: The value of forgery, Jonathan Hay; Affective operations of art and literature, Ernst van Alphen; Bettyâe(tm)s Turn, Stephen Melville; Richard Serra in Germany, Magdalena Nieslony; Beheadings and massacres, Federico Navarrete; Pliny the Elder and the identity of Roman art, Francesco de Angelis; Between nature and artifice, Francesca Dellâe(tm)Acqua; Narrative cartographies, Gerald Guest; The artist and the icon, Alexander Nagel; Preliminary thoughts on Piranesi and Vico, Erika Naginski; Portable ruins, Alina Payne; Istanbul: The palimpsest city in search of its archi-text, Nebahat Avcioglu; The iconicity of Islamic calligraphy in Turkey, Irvin Cemil Schick; The Buddhaâe(tm)s house, Kazi Khalid Ashraf; A flash of recognition into how not to be governed, Natasha Eaton; Hasegawaâe(tm)s fairy tales, Christine Guth; The paradox of the ethnographic-superaltern, Anna Brzyski, and contributions to âeoeLectures, Documents and Discussionsâe by Karen Kurczyncki, Mary Dumett, Emmanuel Alloa, Francesco Pellizzi, and Boris Groys.
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The Roman Forum

Author: David Watkin, David,David Watkin

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674063678

Category: Architecture

Page: 288

View: 4076

One of the most visited sites in Italy, the Roman Forum is also one of the best-known wonders of the Roman world. David Watkin sheds completely new light on the Forum, examining the roles of the ancient remains while revealing what exactly the standing structures embody - including the rarely studied medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque churches, as well as the nearby monuments that have important histories of their own.
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The Business Environment of Europe

Firms, Governments, and Institutions

Author: Terrence R. Guay

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139952145

Category: Business & Economics

Page: N.A

View: 5502

The Business Environment of Europe is the first textbook to provide a complete overview of Europe's business landscape, examining the region's diverse economies and government policies within historical, political, and cultural contexts. This well-researched text examines the European Union and select European nations, and leads students to a full understanding of the structure and dynamics of specific industries, the impact of globalization on European companies, and the future challenges facing the region's business environment. Numerous tables, maps, figures, case studies and chapter-specific bibliographies support students with little background knowledge of the subject, and lead them to total mastery of the material. Ideal for business students seeking background on the historical and cultural foundations of European business, and for international studies students seeking specific information on European governments, policies and economics, this introductory textbook provides a comprehensive and interdisciplinary overview of the subject.
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Art in Rome in the Eighteenth Century

Author: Edgar Peters Bowron,Joseph J. Rishel,Philadelphia Museum of Art

Publisher: Merrell Pub Limited

ISBN: 9781858940984

Category: Art

Page: 628

View: 1440

The spectacular diversity of Rome is documented in this definitive history of the city's eighteenth-century art, architecture and decorative arts. Written by an outstanding international array of scholars, this book reveals the Eternal City as the fountainhead of culture.
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The Architecture of Alexandria and Egypt, C. 300 B.C. to A.D. 700

Author: Judith McKenzie

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300115550

Category: Architecture

Page: 458

View: 6916

This masterful history of the monumental architecture of Alexandria, as well as of the rest of Egypt, encompasses an entire millennium—from the city’s founding by Alexander the Great in 331 B.C. to the years just after the Islamic conquest of A.D. 642. Long considered lost beyond recall, the architecture of ancient Alexandria has until now remained mysterious. But here Judith McKenzie shows that it is indeed possible to reconstruct the city and many of its buildings by means of meticulous exploration of archaeological remains, written sources, and an array of other fragmentary evidence. The book approaches its subject at the macro- and the micro-level: from city-planning, building types, and designs to architectural style. It addresses the interaction between the imported Greek and native Egyptian traditions; the relations between the architecture of Alexandria and the other cities and towns of Egypt as well as the wider Mediterranean world; and Alexandria’s previously unrecognized role as a major source of architectural innovation and artistic influence. Lavishly illustrated with new plans of the city in the Ptolemaic, Roman, and Byzantine periods; reconstruction drawings; and photographs, the book brings to life the ancient city and uncovers the true extent of its architectural legacy in the Mediterranean world.
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Cleopatra and Rome

Author: Diana E. E. Kleiner

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674039661

Category: History

Page: 352

View: 5816

In this beautifully illustrated book, we experience the synthesis of Cleopatra's and Rome's defining moments through surviving works of art and other remnants of what was once an opulent material culture. This culture best chronicles Cleopatra's legend and suggests her subtle but indelible mark on the art of imperial Rome at the critical moment of its inception.
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