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The History of Rome in Painting
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The History of Rome in Painting (Multiple copy pack)

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Traditionally founded by its namesake Romulus in 753 BC, Rome began modestly, as a little village of thatched huts on the Palatine Hill. By the third century BC, it controlled the entire Italian peninsula, and by the first century BC, much of the known world. RomeGCOs fortunes have stumbled more than once since thenGCoindeed, there have famously been times when cows grazed on the ForumGCobut it has always reemerged as a leading city, thanks to its status as the seat of Christendom. Through the centuries, artists from all over Europe have been drawn to Rome, both to work in the service of the Church and to learn from the accumulated masterpieces.This luxuriously oversized book uses RomeGCOs artistic riches to chronicle the eventful history of the city itself. We are shown the customs and beliefs of the ancient Romans through their own frescoes and mosaics, and their greatest deeds in the history paintings of later masters such as Poussin and David. We follow the fitful rise of Rome, which eventually blossoms forth into the supreme achievements of Michelangelo and Raphael. With eyes uplifted to frescoed vaults, we watch the great decorators of the Baroque add to the cityGCOs store of monuments, which are then deftlyGCoand sometimes quite imaginativelyGCorecorded by the vedutisti of the eighteenth century. Finally, in canvases by a surprising range of nineteenth- and twentieth-century artistsGCofrom Sargent to de Chirico, and even de KooningGCowe see Rome in its role as the capital of a unified Italy, and of the modern Western imagination.With its more than three hundred full-color illustrations, including four spectacular gatefolds; its insightful text, written by leading art historians; and its valuable apparatus, including capsule biographies of 175 artists; The History of Rome in Painting is an important achievement in scholarship and publishing and a fitting tribute to the Eternal City. Like its predecessors The History of Venice in Painting and The History of Paris in Painting, it belongs in every art loverGCOs library.

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Rome and it's Empire has had a profound impact upon Europe and indeed most of the world, So it is a surprise that this spectacularly produced book has such limited content and not as one would expect. The western Empire of Rome lasted over 700 years but the book devotes very few pages to this era instead it concentrates upon the Christian period. The book should be re-titled Paintings of Christian Rome.

- 06/01/2013
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