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Author Grimal, Pierre, 1912-1996.

Title Churches of Rome / text by Pierre Grimal ; photography by Caroline Rose ; [translated by Edmund Jephcott]
Published New York, NY : Vendome Press : Distributed by Rizzoli International Publications through St. Martin's Press, 1997


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Description 177 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 35 cm
Contents House of the Faithful and Basilica of God -- The Center of the World, a Place of Meditation -- In Honor of the Virgin -- The Transfiguration of Pagan Motifs -- In Response to the Iconoclasts -- The Triumph of the Cupola -- Roman Facade Decoration -- The Contraction of the Centralized Plan -- The Church Triumphant -- Plan of Rome
Summary In this illustrated book, the renowned Latinist Pierre Grimal examines the multitude of churches in pontifical Rome, rediscovering through them not only the traces of nascent Christianity but also the spirit of the ancient Imperial city. Taken together, the churches of Rome reveal the evolving variations upon a basic architectural typology, while also allowing a dramatic summary of the history of Christianity, with its upheavals, schisms, and spiritual developments
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page 175)
Notes Also issued online
Subject Catholic church buildings -- Italy -- Rome.
Rome (Italy) -- Buildings, structures, etc.
Author Rose, Caroline.
LC no. 97011934
ISBN 0865659907
Other Titles Eglises de Rome. English