Views of Rome

Views of Rome

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by Steven Brooke
     
 

Steven Brooke believes in the myth of Rome. The intensity of his gaze and the poetry of his visual expression are unusual among artists who have worked in the Eternal City. The two hundred photographs that comprise his Views of Rome transcend the experience of any particular moment. Like the Rome of Giovanni Battista Piranesi, the eighteenth-century printmaker, Brooke…  See more details below

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Steven Brooke believes in the myth of Rome. The intensity of his gaze and the poetry of his visual expression are unusual among artists who have worked in the Eternal City. The two hundred photographs that comprise his Views of Rome transcend the experience of any particular moment. Like the Rome of Giovanni Battista Piranesi, the eighteenth-century printmaker, Brooke's Rome is ultimately a Rome of the imagination. Inspired by the seventeenth- and eighteenth-century Dutch and Italian vedutisti, Steven Brooke emulates rather than imitates his artistic predecessors. His goal is to acknowledge the vedute tradition while reshaping and extending it to accommodate the qualities of the photographer's art. Views of Rome is a unique guide to the most significant sites of ancient, Christian, and modern Roman architecture. Steven Brooke produced the work - the first collection of its kind in over one hundred years - during his tenure as a fellow of the American Academy in Rome in the early 1990s. For this book he has written detailed captions that provide the history, location, and, often, directions to each site.

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Margaret Flanagan
Brooke presents an absolutely stunning collection of monochrome photographs depicting typical signature views of Rome and an array of other, less familiar architectural jewels. This visually compelling guide is divided into three historically significant and culturally distinct eras. Approximately 200 black-and-white photos capture the unique essence of ancient Rome, Christian Rome, and modern Rome. Each photographic representation is accompanied by a detailed explanatory caption, and many are offset by exquisite period engravings. Three essays by prominent art historians serve as an introduction, but the superb photographs stand alone in this sumptuous testament to the timeless power and social value of architecture from a photographer of considerable artistry and talent.

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ISBN-13:
9780847818815
Publisher:
Rizzoli
Publication date:
08/15/1995
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
10.38(w) x 10.45(h) x 0.97(d)

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Views of Rome 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
manirul01 More than 1 year ago
Lovely...! beautiful.....!.... Just enjoy it.....!