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Christian Rome: Past and Present: Early Christian Rome Catacombs and Basilicas [Paperback]

By Philippe Pergola (Author), E. Mitchell (Illustrator) & Mahvash Alemi (Illustrator)
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This new book in the popular Past and Present series explores historic sites in Christian Rome. Important monuments and districts are illustrated as they appear today, while overlays indicate how these sites probably looked when first built, making this book an excellent resources for travelers, students, and anyone interested in the fascinating history of this region. The volume begins with a comprehensive tour of the Roman subterranean city known as the catacombs, and includes several labyrinthine burial grounds and underground places of worship. The second portion of the book focuses on churches and basilicas, and includes a detailed look at the architecture and art objects of Saint Peter's, among others. A glossary provides definitions of terms commonly encountered when touring ancient Roman buildings.

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Studio: Getty Publications
Pages   98
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 6.56" Width: 8.72" Height: 0.78"
Weight:   1.1 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Mar 7, 2002
Publisher   Getty Publications
ISBN  8881621010  
ISBN13  9788881621019  

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1Books > Subjects > Arts & Photography > Art > Art History > Regional > European
2Books > Subjects > History > Ancient > Rome
3Books > Subjects > History > Europe > Italy > General
4Books > Subjects > History > World > General
5Books > Subjects > Professional & Technical > Architecture > Building Types & Styles > Religious Buildings
6Books > Subjects > Professional & Technical > Architecture > General

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An amazing visual and informational journey  Jan 17, 2004
Very highly recommended for students of Christian History and Roman Catholic Architecture, Christian Rome: Early Christian Rome Catacombs And Basilicas by Philippe Pergola is an informed and informative survey of archaeology and history of Christian Rome, featuring a profusion of full-color illustrations with translucent overlays that give the reader an accurate impression of what the often dilapidated relics once looked like. An astounding and superbly presented tour of both antiquarian architecture and culture, Christian Rome is an amazing visual and informational journey presented in a spiral bound format and part of the outstanding Getty Trust Publications' "Past & Present" series.

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