Not Built in a Day: Exploring the Architecture of Rome

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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.
 

Contents

Overview of the City The Capitoline Hill
15
Old Rome I The Campus Martius Northeast From the Piazza Venezia to the Pantheon
38
Old Rome II The Campus Martius South From the Pantheon to the Tiber Bend
67
OLD ROME III THE CAMPUS MARTIUS SOUTH From Tiber Bend to the Jewish
110
MAP 2
148
Baroque Rome I Around the Corso
151
Baroque Rome II The Quirinal and Viminal Hills From the Piazza Venezia to the Port Pia
189
MAP 3
230
MAP 4
302
Off the Beaten Track II Trastevere and the Janiculum Hill
305
Catholic Rome St Peters the Vatican and the Borgo
327
Greater Rome Outside the Walls
346
ThreeDay Itenerary
355
Special Interest Index
357
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
369
ILLUSTRATION CREDITS
371

Ancient Rome The Forums the Colosseum and Beyond From the Piazza Venezia to the Appian Way
233
Medieval Rome The Esquiline and Caelian Hills From the Piazza Venezia to the Porta Maggiore
258
Off the Beaten Track I The Aventine Hill from the Piazza Venezia to the Porta San Paolo
289

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About the author (2006)

George H. Sullivan is a veteran travel writer whose work includes walking tours of both Florence and Vienna for Fodor's Travel Guides. He spent fifteen years researching and writing the essays that became Not Built in a Day and he lectures regularly on Roman architecture at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC. He lives in Alexandria, Virginia.

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