City Secrets: Rome

ISBN 13: 9781892145048

City Secrets: Rome

4,06 valoración promedio
( 51 valoraciones por Goodreads )
 
9781892145048: City Secrets: Rome

This unique compilation of insights into the world's most magnificent art, architecture and antiquities, by the people who know them best, unlocks the door to the Rome most visitors miss.

A renowned painter shows the way to an overlooked masterpiece; an archaeologist walks you through an intriguing ancient ruin; a Renaissance scholar tells which of Michelangelo's works he finds the most moving of all. Along the way a poet laureate imparts the address of a gourmet cheese shop with its own pizzeria and an acclaimed director sets the stage for an ideal Roman afternoon.

City Secrets Rome reveals the city that will take your breath away. Organized by area; with colour maps, vintage photographs and illustrations.

"Sinopsis" puede pertenecer a otra edición de este libro.

Review:

New York architect Robert Kahn knows everybody, so when Gwyneth Paltrow asked him what she should see in Rome (while she was there filming The Talented Mr. Ripley), he collected travel tips from his artist, writer, and historian friends. Realizing that "everybody should have access to these invaluable opinions," Kahn, a onetime resident of the Italian Capitol, decided to publish City Secrets: Rome, a collection of tips, comments, and mini-essays, mainly about art and architecture, whose 200-plus contributors include restaurateur Danny Meyer, painter Frank Stella, architect Michael Graves, and playwright John Guare. His favorite secret? "A Clerical Shopping Spree," by art historian R.J.W. Cro (page 105), which describes the store where Kahn likes to stock up on the distinctive fuchsia sock favored by Catholic cardinals. The elegant, pocket-size book, published by the Little Bookroom, goes on sale in March. Next up? City Secrets: New York. -- New York Magazine

Now when you travel to Rome to marvel at all of the recently restored monuments, artworks and architecture, you can follow the recommendations of some of the world's preeminent artists, historians and architects. City Secrets; Rome (The Little Bookroom) is a new, compact and sophisticated guidebook filled with eloquent musings by people with a passion for the Eternal City - including architect Richard Meier, playwright John Guare and restaurateur Danny Meyer. Whether you visit the Galleria Borghese, the Pantheon, Michelangelo's Piazza del Campidoglio, St. Peter's or the Sistine Chapel, you'll see Rome's glorious sites from very compelling-and different-perspectives. In March 2001, a City Secrets: New York City guide (with opinions from enthusiastic writers) will be available, followed by Paris and London editions. -- Town & Country

When in Rome, do as Danny Meyer, John Guare and Richard Meier do. With the notion that the discerning traveler wants the inside dope, Robert Kahn, a New York architect, canvassed poets, chefs, architects and others for their favorite haunts in "City Secrets Rome" (Little Bookroom). Mr. Meyer, the chef at Union Square Cafe, recommends La Taverna da Giovanni, a family trattoria near the Castel Sant'Angelo; Mr. Guare, the playwright, points the way to a relic, St. Thomas's finger at Santa Croce in Gerusalemme, and Mr. Meier, the architect, is awed by Borromini's all-white star-shaped interiors for Sant'Ivo alla Sapienza. This idiosyncratic guide helps jaded visitors see the Eternal City anew. -- The New York Times

From Library Journal:

Rome, Padua & Assisi is a useful pilgrimage guide for the Jubilee Year 2000 and would serve as a good starting point for mapping out city tours. It offers a helpful historical and cultural background to each of the three cities (the most thorough is the chapter on Rome that runs well over 60 pages). As the authors discuss each city, they not only point out the sites of particular interest to visitors but also provide a list of hotels and eateries, an inventory of Jubilee 2000 events for each city, and a survivor's guide for getting around. In addition, the authors suggest other Italian destinations worth visiting. Although the descriptions of city sites are not adequately detailed, they are well ordered and clearly presented. In City Secrets: Rome, a number of architects, artists, writers, archaeologists, and historians at the prestigious American Academy in Rome write of their favorite spots in the city. Reading this book is like attending a reception at the academy and listening to academy residents offer glowing accounts of some of Rome's many treasures. Although rather small in size, it could serve as a delightful vade-mecum for tourists in Rome and provide them with an artful insight into Rome's familiar or not-so-familiar attractions. Both guides are recommended for libraries with some demand for travel books.
-David I. Fulton, Our Lady of Victories Church, Baptistown, NJ
Copyright 2000 Reed Business Information, Inc.

"Sobre este título" puede pertenecer a otra edición de este libro.

Los mejores resultados en AbeBooks

1.

Editorial: The Little Bookroom
ISBN 10: 1892145049 ISBN 13: 9781892145048
Nuevos Tapa dura Cantidad: 1
Librería
Orion Tech
(Grand Prairie, TX, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción The Little Bookroom. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. 1892145049 . Nº de ref. de la librería Z1892145049ZN

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 9,05
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

2.

Editorial: The Little Bookroom (2000)
ISBN 10: 1892145049 ISBN 13: 9781892145048
Nuevos Tapa dura Cantidad: 2
Librería
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción The Little Bookroom, 2000. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Never used!. Nº de ref. de la librería P111892145049

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 32,96
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 1,69
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

3.

Editorial: The Little Bookroom (2000)
ISBN 10: 1892145049 ISBN 13: 9781892145048
Nuevos Tapa dura Cantidad: 1
Librería
Solr Books
(Skokie, IL, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción The Little Bookroom, 2000. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Ships Fast! Satisfaction Guaranteed!. Nº de ref. de la librería mon0000099040

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 31,39
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 3,40
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

4.

Editorial: The Little Bookroom (2000)
ISBN 10: 1892145049 ISBN 13: 9781892145048
Nuevos Tapa dura Cantidad: 2
Librería
Save With Sam
(North Miami, FL, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción The Little Bookroom, 2000. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Brand New!. Nº de ref. de la librería VIB1892145049

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 32,96
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 2,55
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

5.

Editorial: The Little Bookroom (2000)
ISBN 10: 1892145049 ISBN 13: 9781892145048
Nuevos Tapa dura Primera edición Cantidad: 1
Librería
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción The Little Bookroom, 2000. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería M1892145049

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 51,65
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío