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A Guide to Baroque Rome: The Palaces
A Guide to Baroque Rome: The Palaces

A Guide to Baroque Rome: The Palaces

ARCHITECTURE

256 Pages, 9.5 x 8

Formats: Cloth

Cloth, $54.95 (US $54.95) (CA $65.95)

Publication Date: October 2015

ISBN 9781843681151

Rights: US & CA

Pallas Athene (Oct 2015)

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Overview

The palaces built in Rome in the 17th and 18th centuries are some of the most magnificent buildings in Europe—yet they remain relatively unfamiliar. This is the first stand-alone overview guide ever published. We are producing it as a companion volume to our revised edition of Anthony Blunt's seminal guide to Baroque Rome (A Guide to Baroque Rome: The Churches). In this volume, Anthony Langdon draws on an encyclopedic knowledge of the hugely productive scholarship in the field, which he distils with elegance, acumen, and wit. Over the last 30 years all aspects of the design, construction, decoration, and functions of these great houses have been examined, and our understanding of the period has been transformed. Scholars and visitors alike will find this volume a stimulating, concise, and eminently readable companion. The rich illustrations include over 140 contemporary prints, as well as plans, elevations, and specially taken photographs. Full references and indexes make this an indispensable aid to all further research.

Author Biography

Anthony Langdon worked in the UK civil service until his retirement as a Deputy Under-Secretary of State in 1995.