Not Built in a Day: Exploring the Architecture of Rome
Hachette Books, 2006 M05 15 - 391 pages
Not Built in a Day: Exploring the Architecture of Rome is a unique, unconventional guide and a deeply felt homage to Rome and its extraordinary 2,500-year history. Moving beyond the names, dates, and statistics of ordinary guidebooks, George Sullivan's eye-opening essays celebrate the special character of Rome's buildings, fountains, piazzas, streets, and ruins. From the largest landmark down to the smallest hidden gem, Not Built in a Day explores the city in comprehensive detail, offering detailed visual and historical analyses that enable readers to see and understand exactly what makes the architecture of Rome so important, influential, and fascinating.
Not Built in a Day is supported by a companion website (NotBuiltInADay.com) that offers, among other features, detailed illustrative photographs for readers who want to experience the book's walking tours at home and large printable maps for readers using small electronic devices on-site in Rome.
Overview of the City The Capitoline Hill
Old Rome I The Campus Martius Northeast From the Piazza Venezia to the Pantheon
Old Rome II The Campus Martius South From the Pantheon to the Tiber Bend
OLD ROME III THE CAMPUS MARTIUS SOUTH From Tiber Bend to the Jewish
Baroque Rome I Around the Corso
Baroque Rome II The Quirinal and Viminal Hills From the Piazza Venezia to the Port Pia
Off the Beaten Track II Trastevere and the Janiculum Hill
Catholic Rome St Peters the Vatican and the Borgo
Greater Rome Outside the Walls
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