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I libri XL hanno un'altezza minima di 34 cm, ad eccezione dei titoli in formato orizzontale.

Rome. Portrait of a City

70Edizione: Multilingue (Francese, Inglese, Tedesco)Disponibilità: Disponibile
Roma è la città dove passato e presente, spettacolo e quotidianità si scontrano ad ogni angolo; dove il dramma barocco fiorisce accanto alle antiche meraviglie classiche; dove i colli si allungano per ammirare la Cappella Sistina di Michelangelo; e dove Fellini ha immortalato la dolce vita. Questo ritratto fotografico di Roma mostra tutta la storia e tutte le meraviglie di una capitale culturale incomparabile.

Copertina rigida9.8 x 13.4 in.8.27 lb486 pagine
I libri XL hanno un'altezza minima di 34 cm, ad eccezione dei titoli in formato orizzontale.
Rome. Portrait of a City

Rome. Portrait of a City


Città Eterna

A photographic portrait of Rome

This hefty photographic portrait of Rome brings together hundreds of photographs from the 1840s through to today to explore the extraordinary history, beauty, and art of this incomparable cultural capital.

From sepia and black and white to color, these outstanding images dating from the 1840s to the present day allow us — through the eyes of such photographers as Giacomo Caneva, Pompeo Molins, Giuseppe Primoli, Alfred Eisenstaedt, Carlo Bavagnoli, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Pasquale De Antonis, Peter Lindbergh, Slim Aarons, and William Klein — to discover Rome in its many compelling guises: as the center of the Roman Empire, as one of the cradles of the Renaissance, as a favorite destination for travelers and a rich patchwork of varied neighborhoods, as the seat of the Roman Catholic Church, a stage for politics, and as the perfect backdrop for film and fashion shoots.

Reaching back into illustrious archives, some of the book’s early images offer us a privileged Grand Tour glimpse of some of Rome’s most treasured landmarks, revealing the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Spanish Steps almost void of crowds. Later pictures survey the city’s contrasts—from the luxurious homes and leisure activities of the privileged to street stalls and laundry lines in the working class districts of Trastevere and Testaccio. Some documentary-style shots show us the dark power of Mussolini, the city bedecked with his own iconography and imagery of strength, athleticism, and the fatherland.

As color photography comes in, the city transitions from a neo-realismo aesthetic to postwar recovery and hedonism: all the glamorous gowns, exotic celebrities, and Via Veneto café culture immortalized by Fellini. Many famous faces are here, including Louis Armstrong, Elizabeth Taylor, Audrey Hepburn, Marcello Mastroianni, Sophia Loren, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Anna Magnani, and Valentino.

Giovanni Fanelli, professor of Architecture History at the University of Florence, is the author of several works of architectural history, urban history, graphic arts and photography, translated into several languages; he has been the Scientific Director of the Fondazione Ragghianti (Lucca) and is series editor for a number of titles of Laterza publishers (Rome).

Rome. Portrait of a City
Copertina rigida25 x 34 cm3.75 kg486 pagine

ISBN 978-3-8365-6271-3

Edizione: Multilingue (Francese, Inglese, Tedesco)
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7 Valutazioni

Susan,7 novembre 2023
Nightmare delivery from Germany.

Magnifique Portrait

Eric B.,11 luglio 2023
Superbe ouvrage, photos magnifiques, un superbe voyage dans la capital à travers les âges

Great portrait of the eternal city

Jaap,31 ottobre 2021
Beautiful photos of Rome. As a returning visitor to Rome this is the perfect book to fill up the time between visits!

La gran belleza

Miguel Ángel,29 ottobre 2021
La ciudad eterna y su belleza plasmada en esta maravilla de libro. Dan más ganas aún de ir!


Karl-Heinz,29 ottobre 2021
Ein herrlicher Band über die ewige Stadt! Sehr kenntnisreiche Schilderungen und wunderschöne Fotos!

Rome. Portrait of a City

Radko,28 ottobre 2021
Simply marvelous ...