The Art of the Renaissance in Rome 1400-1600

The city of Rome as we know it is largely a creation of the Renaissance, rebuilt from a neglected medieval town under the patronage of two great rival political religious powers: the popes and clergy on the one hand and the Roman nobility on the other. Designed according to the new aesthetics of the Renaissance and the classical principles of symmetry, balance, axiality, and harmony. Rome itself became a work of art. This illuminating new book views a great and ancient city with fresh eyes.
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September 8, 2005
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