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The Resource The Roman Forum, David Watkin

The Roman Forum, David Watkin

Label
The Roman Forum
Title
The Roman Forum
Statement of responsibility
David Watkin
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
From the Blurb: The ruins of the Forum in Rome, the centre of its ancient Empire, are one of the best known wonders of antiquity and a highpoint of the tourist route round the Eternal City, but the Forum remains for many visitors a baffling and unwelcoming place. Yet there can be few more historic and evocative places in the world. Caesar was cremated there. Charles V and Mussolini rode by it in triumph. There Napoleon celebrated his festival of liberty. David Watkin's Forum is the site as it was famous for hundreds of years, celebrated in the haunting engravings of Piranesi and the romantic views of the Grand Tour, not the archaeological building site it has become. With a radical appraisal he teaches us to see the Forum with new eyes and helps us to rediscover its rich history during and since antiquity and that of the remarkable buildings which later centuries have added. His book will be as stimulating to the armchair traveller as it will be useful as a guide to the Forum itself
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1941-2018
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Watkin, David
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
DG66.5
LC item number
.W38 2009b
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Wonders of the world
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Roman Forum (Rome, Italy)
  • Historic buildings
  • Rome (Italy)
  • Architecture, Roman
  • Rome (Italy)
  • City and town life
  • Rome (Italy)
  • Rome
  • Rome
  • Piranesi, Giovanni Battista
Label
The Roman Forum, David Watkin
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 229-246)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Note on the text -- Introduction -- 1: Life in the Forum in antiquity -- 2: Visiting the ancient buildings with Piranesi -- 3: What Piranesi does not show -- 4: Churches in the Forum -- 5: From the Renaissance to the grand tour -- 6: From Byron to King Victor Emmanuel -- 7: From Mussolini and Hitler to holes in the ground -- Making a visit -- Further reading -- List of illustrations -- Acknowledgements -- Index
Control code
ocn294758821
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
viii, 279 p.
Isbn
9781861979629
Lccn
2009437811
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.
Label
The Roman Forum, David Watkin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 229-246)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Note on the text -- Introduction -- 1: Life in the Forum in antiquity -- 2: Visiting the ancient buildings with Piranesi -- 3: What Piranesi does not show -- 4: Churches in the Forum -- 5: From the Renaissance to the grand tour -- 6: From Byron to King Victor Emmanuel -- 7: From Mussolini and Hitler to holes in the ground -- Making a visit -- Further reading -- List of illustrations -- Acknowledgements -- Index
Control code
ocn294758821
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
viii, 279 p.
Isbn
9781861979629
Lccn
2009437811
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.

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