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Art and Archaeology of Rome

From Ancient Times to the Baroque

edited by Andrea Augenti

ISBN: 1-878351-56-7
Price: $24.99

224 pages
paperback, 8-1/4 x 11" (21 x 28 cm)
482 color illustrations and 6 drawings





Rome has been at the center of western civilization for more than two thousand years. As the capital of an empire, and as the center of the Catholic Church, it has had tremendous influence on art, science, politics and government, as well as on religion. And through its fabulous feats of engineering and construction, it has inspired architects and designers on both the grand public scale and in the details of daily life.

This profusely illustrated book has a wide variety of images, and a straight-forward, informative text. It is divided into four main parts: Ancient, Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque. Each part contains a historical narrative, plus separate sections on topics of special interest. These include: the Walls of Ancient Rome, the Appian Way, the Catacombs, the Cloisters, the Sistine Chapel, Raphael's Stanze, the Farnese Gallery, the Fountains of Rome, and others. Each part also has special sections on Rome's major museums, with highlights from each collection.

The sculpture, frescoes, murals and architectural details in this book will appeal to those interested in both the fine and decorative arts. The abundant archaeological material will fascinate those interested in history and daily life in the past. This book is for everyone who has studied Rome, who has visited Rome, or who wishes to go.

Table of Contents

ANCIENT ROME
From the Origins to the Age of the Kings
The Walls of Rome
The Republic
The Works of Caesar
Augustus and the Birth of the Empire
The Bridges of Ancient Rome
The Appian Way
Ancient Rome Emerges from the Modern City
Nero and the Flavian Dynasty
From the Apogee to the Late Classical Era
The Excavation of the Imperial Forums
National Etruscan Museum of Villa Giulia
The National Roman Museum
Capitoline Museums
The Vatican Museums

MEDIEVAL ROME
The Age of Constantine
The Catacombs
The New Monumental Buildings: the 5th Century
The City is Transformed
The Cosmati
The Cloisters
The Carolingian Era
The Leonine City
Toward the New Millenium
The Late Middle Ages
The Towers of Rome
Pietro Cavallini, Jacopo Torriti and Arnolfo di
    Cambio

RENAISSANCE ROME
The Pontificate of Martin V
The Branda Chapel in San Clemente
Nicholas V
The Bronze Doors of St. Peter's
The Chapel of Nicholas V
Paul II
Sixtus IV
The Carafa Chapel in Santa Maria sopra Minerva
Santa Maria del Popolo
Innocent VIII's Belvedere
Julius II
The Sistine Chapel
The Basilica of St. Peter
Raphael's Stanze
From the Sack of Rome to Paul III's Renovatio Urbis
Paul III's Apartment in Castel Sant'Angelo
Michelangelo's Reorganization of the Capitol
Fronm Julius III to Sixtus V The Patronage of Alessandro Farnese
The Decoration of the Oratories
Sixtus V's Pictorial Enterprises
The Pinacoteca Vaticana

BAROQUE ROME
"The Variety of Manner"
"Decorously Adorning Palaces with Pictures"
The Art of Clement VIII and "the Flavor of the Good"
"Look Out for Things by Annibale and Caravaggio"
The Farnese Gallery
Private Aestheticism and Public Virtue
The Emilians in Rome
The Empire of A Pope
Frugality and the Jubilee
Cardinal Camillo Pamphilj
The Fountains of Rome
The Predominance of Pietro da Cortona
The Grandiose City-Planning Schemes of Alexander VII
Francesco Borromini in Rome
National Gallery of Ancient Art
Capitoline Picture Gallery
Doria Pamphilj Gallery
Borghese Gallery
Spada Gallery

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