Saturday, June 12, 2010

Krautheimer's "Rome: Profile of a City, 312-1308"

For those of you who have an interest in Christian Rome and its art and architecture, I have it from a very good and knowledgeable source in Rome that the following book is considered particularly useful, covering the period from the Emperor Constantine up until the year 1308. I am sure there are many readers who would find this of interest so I thought I would share it with you as well.

Rome: Profile of a City, 312-1308

Richard Krautheimer
Princeton University Press

"In this classic study, surveying the city's life from Christian Antiquity through the Middle Ages, Richard Krautheimer focuses on monuments of art and architecture as they reflect the historical events, the ideological currents, and the meaning Rome held for its contemporaries. Lavishly illustrated, this book tells an intriguing story in which the heritage of antiquity intertwines with the living presence of Christianity. Written by one of the great art historians of our time, it offers a profile of the Eternal City unlike any drawn in the past or likely to be drawn in the future."

389 pp.

Price: $39.95

For more information, including to see a table of contents, see: Rome: Profile of a City, 312-1308.

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