Author: Amanda Claridge
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release Date: 2010
The ultimate guide to all the important archaeological sites in the city of Rome from the period 800 BC to AD 600, with over 200 site maps, plans, and photographs, covering everything from the Colosseum to the Catacombs and including an introduction that offers essential background to the culture and history of ancient Rome, information about museums and opening times, a chronology for reference, and comprehensive glossaries of essential terms. For this newedition the original text has been extensively revised, adding over 20 more sites and illustrations, the itineraries have been re-organized and expanded to suit the many changes that have taken place in thepast decade, and the practical information and references have been fully updated.
Author: Beth Williamson
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release Date: 2004-06-24
This work decodes the key themes, signs and symbols found in Christian art - the Eucharist, the Crucifixion, the Virgin Mary. It also explores the theological and historical background of Christian imagery, from the devotional works of the medieval and Renaissance periods, to the 21st century.
Author: George H. Sullivan
Publisher: Hachette UK
Release Date: 2009-04-28
This book is a unique, eye-opening guide to one of the world's most magnificent cities, celebrating the special character of Rome's buildings, fountains, piazzas, streets, and ruins with illuminating insight and irresistible enthusiasm — for the first-time sightseer, the frequent visitor, or the armchair traveler. Not Built in a Day moves beyond the names, dates, and statistics of the traditional guidebook to provide a loving, personal, and instructive analysis of the architectural pleasures of Rome. Twelve walking tours profile some two hundred sites within Rome's ancient walls, all described in prose that is fresh, witty, and discerning. From the largest piazza down to the smallest fountain, George H. Sullivan's essays explore the city with an engagingly appraising eye, enabling readers to see exactly what makes the architecture of Rome so important and so memorable. Sophisticated enough for those well versed in architecture, yet written in language accessible to all readers, this extraordinary guide is a deeply felt homage to Rome and its fascinating two-thousand-year history. In addition to detailed maps for the twelve walking tours, this wonderful edition comes illustrated with classical etchings.
Author: Rabun Taylor
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Release Date: 2016-09-07
This is the first urban history of Rome to span its entire three-thousand-year history. It examines the processes by which Rome's leaders have shaped its urban fabric by organizing space, planning infrastructure, designing ritual, controlling populations, and exploiting Rome's standing as a seat of global power and a religious capital.
A small culturally mixed community living in an apartment building in the center of Rome is thrown into dissaray when one of the tenants is murdered. As each of the victim's neighbors is questioned by the police, readers are offered an all-access pass into the most colorful neighborhood in contemporary Rome. Each character takes his or her turn "giving evidence," recounting his or her story—the drama of racial identity, the anxieties and daily humiliations born of a life spent on society's margins, but also the hilarious imbroglios that are inevitable in this melting pot of cultures. What emerges is a moving story that is common to us all. With language that is as colorful as the neighborhood it describes, Clash of Civilizations Over an Elevator in Piazza Vittorio is characterized by a seemingly effortless prose that borrows from the cinematic tradition of the Commedia all'Italiana, as exemplified by directors such as Federico Fellini. At the heart of this bittersweet comedy, winner of Italy's prestigious Flaiano Prize for Fiction, is a social reality we often tend to ignore and an anthropological analysis, refreshing in its generosity, that cannot fail to fascinate.
Author: Jane Straus
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2014-02-10
A revised and updated new edition of the bestselling workbook and grammar guide The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation is a concise, entertaining workbook and guide to English grammar, punctuation, and usage. This user-friendly resource includes simple explanations of grammar, punctuation, and usage; scores of helpful examples; dozens of reproducible worksheets; and pre- and post-tests to help teach grammar to students of all ages. Appropriate for virtually any age range, this authoritative guide makes learning English grammar and usage simple and fun. This updated Eleventh Edition reflects the latest updates to English usage and grammar and features a fully revised two-color design and lay-flat binding for easy photocopying. Clear and concise, easy-to-follow, offering "just the facts" Fully updated to reflect the latest rules in grammar and usage along with new quizzes Ideal for students from seventh grade through adulthood in the US and abroad For anyone who wants to understand the major rules and subtle guidelines of English grammar and usage, The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation offers comprehensive, straightforward instruction.
Author: Christopher Hibbert
Publisher: Penguin UK
Release Date: 1987
A portrait, a history and a superb guide book - this beautifully written, informative study captures the seductive beauty and the many-layered past of the Eternal City. From its quasi-mythical origins, through the opulent glory of classical Rome, the decadence and decay of the Middle Ages and the beauty and corruption of the Renaissance, to its time at the heart of Mussolini's fascist Italy, Christopher Hibbert details the turbulent and dramatic history of this extraordinary place.
Author: Carol V. Wright
Publisher: Blue Guides Limited
Release Date: 2015-12-01
A guide to New York City that works for residents and visitors alike. This new edition of the essential Blue Guide takes you on a meticulous tour of the well-known, lesser-known and almost unknown sights of the city as well as being a discerning guide to where to stay and eat. Ideal for on-street use and at-home reference, the depth of coverage is second to none: this is a mini-encyclopedia of a multi-layered city. Blue Guide New York forms the basis for study for accredited NYC tour guides. With excellent detailed maps and plans.
Author: Annie Bennett
Publisher: W W Norton & Company Incorporated
Release Date: 2002
This is the most detailed cultural guide to Barcelona currently available. With wonderfully thorough coverage of Barcelona's history, museums and galleries, art and architecture, and detailed walks around the historic city center, Blue Guide Barcelona is a must-have for travelers to this historic region of Spain. 20 illustrations, 10 maps and plans.
Author: Alta Macadam
Publisher: W. W. Norton
Release Date: 1997
Genre: Italy, Northern
Completely rewritten and reorganized, this 10th edition of one of the most popular BLUE GUIDES covers the entire eight regions of northern Italy. Chapters are devoted to the main towns and their environs, the provinces, and areas of particular natural beauty. Includes vibrant Milan, historic Turin, the port of Genoa, enchanting Verona, Italy's underrated gastronomic capital Bologna, and more. 55 maps and plans. color atlas. 25 illus.