Rome Is Love Spelled Backward: Enjoying Art and Architecture in the Eternal City (Paperback)Judith Testa (author)
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A celebration of the art, architecture, and timeless human passion of the Eternal City, Rome Is Love Spelled Backward explores Rome's best-known treasures, often revealing secrets overlooked in conventional guidebooks. With the ancient play on "Roma" and "Amor"-ROMAMOR-Testa invites readers to experience the world's long love affair with one of its most beautiful cities.
Publisher: Northern Illinois University Press
Number of pages: 303
Weight: 417 g
Dimensions: 229 x 127 x 19 mm
""This unusual and worthy guidebook... covers the city's art and architecture with insight, sensitivity, and scholarly perspective rarely found in travel manuals."-Publishers Weekly
"With a text both scholarly and entertaining, Testa has produced a guide useful for the serious student and passionate sightseer.... The text is characterized by both lucidity and a sincere love of the subject matter, and this makes the book a pleasure to read and also a wonderful guide for travelers to Rome."-Choice
"The touch is light and the enthusiasm infectious.... An informative book for lovers of Rome and its art that armchair travelers will also enjoy."-William L. MacDonald, author of The Art and Architecture of the Roman Empire"