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"Krautheimer's book shows us what history and art history can be when they are truly combined."--Speculum

"It would be difficult to find a word other than masterpiece to describe this book."--Church History

"Everyone should be grateful for this learned and humane work, which combines a powerful grasp of the principles and minutiae of the history of Western art with a detailed topographical grasp of this complex city."--The New York Review of Books

"The new edition of the Profile is a welcome return of an unsurpassed study of a period of Rome's history that is difficult to tell . . . [It] is difficult to find fault in such an undertaking or to review its significance when few would dare attempt the same project today."--C.M. Richardson, The Art Book

About the Author

Marvin Trachtenberg is Edith Kitzmiller Professor of the History of Fine Arts at the Institute of Fine Art, New York University. A recipient of fellowships from the Kress Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Guggenheim Foundation, and Villa I Tatti, he is the author of The Campanile of Florence Cathedral, 'Giotto's Tower', and coauthor of Architecture from Prehistory to Postmodernism.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press; 1St Edition edition (March 20, 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0691049610
  • ISBN-13: 978-0691049618
  • Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 1.2 x 11.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #409,513 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By G. Dunbar on July 8, 2005
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Too many histories jump lightly and quickly from the grandeur of pagan Rome to the grandeur of Renaissance and Baroque Rome --ignoring the thousand year artistic and architectural history in between. This book fills in a long and fascinating gap in the history; and brings to our attention works of art that, if they are outshone by the splendours before and after, are not to be despised. The only problem with this book is the relative paucity of pictures and plans, and the absence of any in colour. If printing photographs or reproductions is expensive, why can't they provide a DVD to go with the book?
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In the transition from antiquity to medieval times Rome went from the largest city in Europe to a small provincial town. Most histories only discuss Rome as the center of the Catholic church. This book covers the physical development of Rome during this period. As a result it also discusses the cultural and political history of the city.

I had always wondered how the ruins remained so undisturbed. I discovered that the center of the town moved away from the hills towards the river and St. Peter's (which was originally a grave site outside the town and across the river). Also, the process of reusing pieces of old buildings was going on from ancient times. (Today we call that an ecologically good practice.)

The photos and illustrations show the development of the town, before the rapid reurbanization of the 20th century. Many of the photos appear to be from the 1950s or 60s. There are a few color illustrations, but most are in black and white.

The book was written in 1980, it has a new forward, which is almost completely unrelated to the book.
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Spent a week in Italy in April and this book was an opportunity to re-visit an incredible place
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This was the text book I needed for class. It has good margins and spacing for taking notes. It can be wordy at times but overall an okay read.
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