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    DescriptionThe author writes in his introduction that evening is the magical moment to wander about Rome: "That is the moment to see the city of conflicting moods as it always has been and still is, hateful and holy, wicked and wise, pagan and papal, sometimes so beautiful that it is scarcely to be endured, and always quite inscrutable. That is the supreme moment to rhapsodize and pay homage, to make the final assault upon the hidden secret of Rome's eternal decay, and to be deliciously deceived...The early morning on the other hand is more to our purpose, for it is not at all romantic." The early morning serves to light for Lees-Milne the eight Roman buildings-from the somber Pantheon first built by Marcus Agrippa in 27 B.C. to the Trevi fountain, whose waters were brought to Rome via aqueduct by the same Agrippa, but whose completion had to await the eighteenth century-that are in the author's opinion the chef architectural monuments of the city. All of them, he says, are powerful archetypes, and two among them, the Pantheon and the Tempietto, have individual features that are reflected in practically every town in Europe, the British Commonwealth, and America.

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    Roman Mornings
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) James Lees-Milne
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    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 148
    Width: 139 mm
    Height: 213 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 231 g
    ISBN 13: 9781561310111
    ISBN 10: 1561310115

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21600
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    B&T General Subject: 800
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    B&T Merchandise Category: TVL
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    DC21: 720.945632
    DC22: 720/.945/632
    LC classification: NA1120 .L38 1991
    Thema V1.0: DNB
    New Amsterdam Books
    Imprint name
    New Amsterdam Books
    Publication date
    21 April 1998
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    James Lees-Milne was educated at Eton and Magdalen College, Oxford. He was the first Secretary of the National Trust's Buildings Committee and he was in charge of its country houses and historic buildings. Roman Mornings won the Heinemann Award, as did his biography of Harold Nicolson. Venetian Evenings, a companion work to Roman Mornings, is also published by New Amsterdam.
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    A brief, lyrical introduction. -- Michael Webb L.A. Architect Less-Milne offers not scholarship but, rather, entertainment of the most elegant and eye-opening kind. -- Deborah Howard Architecture