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By Loren Partridge
6 1⁄2 × 9 1 ⁄4 in in; 184 pp pp; 118 illustrations, 97 in color
July 2012 ISBN 9781780670294 ISBN10 178067029X
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Rome as we know it is largely a creation of the
Renaissance, restructured and risen anew from
a neglected medieval town. Th is book traces the
extraordinary works of painting, sculpture, and
architecture commissioned by Rome’s church and
civic nobility as part of their rival bids for power and
With the aid of 118 illustrations, most of them in
color, Loren Partridge charts the course of Rome’s
transformation into the most magnifi cent showpiece
of the Catholic world.
Loren Partridge is Professor Emeritus at the University of
California, Berkeley. He is the author of numerous books on the arts
of Renaissance Rome and Florence.
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