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Memories of times past : Rome (2008)

by R. J. B. Bosworth, Joie Davidow, Colin Inman

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Rome is, indeed, the eternal city! Even a century ago, people came from all over the world to see its ancient treasures, inspired works of art, lively piazzas and to experience la dolce vita. Now you can pack your bags and take a trip back in time to explore early 20th-century Rome in all of its turn-of-the-century splendor. * Memories of Times Past: Rome is an elegant and beautiful book, inspired by the quaint travelogues of the late 1800s. * See Italy's capital city in a fresh, new way! This beautiful volume combines art, social history, and scrapbook souvenirs to give readers a vivid sense of day-to-day life in turn-of-the-century Rome. * Each chapter couples historical paintings with intelligent and knowledgeable commentary by modern authors who know and love Rome. * Every spread is rich with colorful details and artifacts. Original paintings, illustrations, period maps, photos, ticket stubs, coins and news clippings bring bygone days to life. * All roads lead to Rome! Memories of Times Past: Rome will be treasured by anyone who has ever fallen in love with this glorious city and its history.… (more)

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Having recently returned from Rome, I was delighted to find this lovely book so I could relive my walks through these ancient wonders. ( )
  bhowell | Sep 24, 2010 |
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Rome is, indeed, the eternal city! Even a century ago, people came from all over the world to see its ancient treasures, inspired works of art, lively piazzas and to experience la dolce vita. Now you can pack your bags and take a trip back in time to explore early 20th-century Rome in all of its turn-of-the-century splendor. * Memories of Times Past: Rome is an elegant and beautiful book, inspired by the quaint travelogues of the late 1800s. * See Italy's capital city in a fresh, new way! This beautiful volume combines art, social history, and scrapbook souvenirs to give readers a vivid sense of day-to-day life in turn-of-the-century Rome. * Each chapter couples historical paintings with intelligent and knowledgeable commentary by modern authors who know and love Rome. * Every spread is rich with colorful details and artifacts. Original paintings, illustrations, period maps, photos, ticket stubs, coins and news clippings bring bygone days to life. * All roads lead to Rome! Memories of Times Past: Rome will be treasured by anyone who has ever fallen in love with this glorious city and its history.

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