Saturday, 20 August 2011

E-book of the week!

I was pleased to discover (rather belatedly) that the Loyola Notre Dame Library of Loyola University of Baltimore, Maryland had nominated The Politics of the Piazza as an e-book of the week in late March.

Here is the brief review by Joanne Helouvry, Head of Research and Instruction Services

Broken into four parts, this book discusses the relationship between political systems and their methods of representation in architecture. Illustrated with contemporary photographs, analytical drawings and historic images, it examines approximately 70 significant piazzas and situates these in their social and political contexts, highlighting shifts between autocratic and democratic forms of government from antiquity to the present day. Great for people planning on traveling to Italy or interested in Italian history.


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