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- Publisher: Curious Traveler Press (September 23, 2013)
- Publication Date: September 23, 2013
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- Language: English
- ASIN: B00FENFLWK
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Now that I have read and vicariously taken the four itineraries in their newest work, Modern Rome, I want to get back there as soon as possible to do the walks described so enticingly -- Garbatella, EUR, Flaminio, and Staircase walks in Trastevere. Coincidentally, I have spent time in the Flaminio District and visited the Olympic sites discussed, as well as Renzo Piano's magnificent Parco Della Musica, but I didn't really know what I was seeing until I read the commentary in this amazing guidebook.
The descriptions of the walks and the accompanying maps satisfy my inner anxious twit who worries about getting lost by being very clear, precise, and relatively easy to follow. But more important to me personally is the fascinating information given about each sight and stop along the way. I share many of the authors' interests and appreciate the detailed discussion of architecture, sculpture, mosaics, frescoes and paintings found on the streets and in churches, piazzas and other public spaces. I can honestly say that they have given me a deeper appreciation of modernism in art and architecture in both of their books but especially in this one which intentionally highlights Modernism. I am also enlightened and entertained by the social, cultural,
and political history incorporated liberally throughout. And as an unrepetant cinephile myself, I love knowing in what classic Italian films various sites appeared. Who knew that scenes from De Sica's "The Bicycle Thief" were filmed in Flaminio?
I highly recommend this book as well as the earlier one, Rome The Second Time Around, and their marvelous blog to anyone who loves Rome, enjoys walking, possesses a spirit of adventure, and is compelled to learn new things always and forever.
Mary Lee in New Hampshire
We all hope, when we travel, go to the theater, or view art, to come away with a new vision of the world around us. The marvel of this short book is that it accomplishes just that. As Dianne and Bill lead us in their amiable and expert way through four very different parts of the city, we begin to understand the political and cultural messages so boldly left in (and on) stone, stucco, and cement by the planners, architects, and ordinary citizens of modern Rome.
Gerald Charlottesville, VA
50 to 60 times that size. A quick job on their part and not well done.