Guide to Baroque Rome
London, Granada Publishing Limited, 1982
(25 cm), xviii, 317 pp., 115 illustrations. Publisher’s boards, pictorial dust jacket. - A masterpiece of concision, this invaluable work on the architecture, painting and sculpture of Baroque Rome (c. 1620 to the mid-18th century) is organised into alphabetical sections on churches, palaces, the Vatican, villas, fountains, miscellaneous buildings, and the Alban Hills (Frascati, Ariccia, Castel Gandolfo, Grottaferrata, Genzano and Marino). The bibliographies include references to early guidebooks and other contemporary literature; the illustrations have been limited to contemporary and early prints and drawings which show features of design and planning that have been lost. ¶ Dust jacket shelf worn; otherwise a very good, unmarked copy.