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    Rome (CD-Audio) By (author) Robert Hughes, Read by David Timson

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    DescriptionRome - as a city, as an empire, as an enduring idea - is in many ways the origin of everything Robert Hughes has spent his life writing about with such dazzling irreverence and exacting rigour. In this magisterial book he traces the city's history from its mythic foundation with Romulus and Remus to Fascism, Fellini and beyond. For almost a thousand years, Rome held sway as the spiritual and artistic centre of the world. Hughes vividly recreates the ancient Rome of Julius Caesar, Marcus Aurelius, Nero, Caligula, Cicero, Martial and Virgil. With the artistic blossoming of the Renaissance, he casts his unwavering critical eye over the great works of Raphael, Michelangelo and Brunelleschi, shedding new light on the Old Masters. In the seventeenth, eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, when Rome's cultural predominance was assured, artists and tourists from all over Europe converged on the city. Hughes brilliantly analyses the defining works of Caravaggio, Velasquez, Rubens and Bernini. Hughes' Rome is a vibrant, contradictory, spectacular and secretive place; a monument both to human glory and human error. This deeply personal account reflects his own complex relationship with a city he first visited as a wide-eyed twenty-year-old, thirsting for the sights, sounds, smells and tastes he had only read about or seen in postcard reproductions. ROME is an exhilarating journey through the story of one of the world's most timelessly fascinating cities.


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    Title
    Rome
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Robert Hughes, Read by David Timson
    Physical properties
    Format: CD-Audio
    Width: 139 mm
    Height: 140 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 226 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781409143574
    ISBN 10: 1409143570
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.2
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DST
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAR
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA1
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002020, HIS020000
    BIC subject category V2: 1QDAR, 1DST
    DC22: 945.632
    BISAC V2.8: HIS039000
    Thema V1.0: NHD, NHC
    Edition
    Unabridged
    Edition statement
    Unabridged
    Publisher
    Orion Publishing Co
    Imprint name
    Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
    Publication date
    10 May 2012
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Robert Hughes was born in Australia in 1938. Since 1970 he has lived and worked in the United States, where until 2001 he was chief art critic for TIME, to which he still contributes. He is the recipient of a number of awards and prizes for his work. David Timson has recorded numerous audiobooks and poetry compilations and has recording the complete Sherlock Holmes stories for Naxos. He wrote The History of the Theatre, which won an award for most original production from the Spoken Word Publishers Association in 2001. His production of Richard III won Best Drama Award from the SWPA in 2001 and in 2002 he won the Audio of the Year Award for his reading of A Study in Scarlet.