Rome

Robert Hughes

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A dazzling biography of the Eternal City – ‘A tour of the great city with a great guide: who could do this better?’ EVENING STANDARD.

For almost a thousand years, Rome held sway as the spiritual and artistic centre of the world. Hughes vividly recreates the ancient Rome of Julius Caesar, Marcus Aurelius, Nero, Caligula, Cicero, Martial and Virgil. With the artistic blossoming of the Renaissance, he casts his unwavering critical eye over the great works of Raphael, Michelangelo and Brunelleschi, shedding new light on the Old Masters. In the seventeenth, eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, when Rome’s cultural predominance was assured, artists and tourists from all over Europe converged on the city. Hughes brilliantly analyses the defining works of Caravaggio, Velasquez, Rubens and Bernini.

Hughes’ Rome is a vibrant, contradictory, spectacular and secretive place; a monument both to human glory and human error. In equal parts loving, iconoclastic, enraged and wise, peopled with colourful figures and rich in unexpected details, ROME is an exhilarating journey through the story of one of the world’s most glorious cities.

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ISBN – 9780753823057
Publisher – Orion Publishing Group, Limite
Format – Paperback
Publication Date – 05/04/2012
Dimensions – 199mm X 130mm
Categories – Ancient History

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