Magnificently illustrated, this book collects one hundred of the most beautiful churches in Rome
Thanks to hundreds of churches, Rome undoubtedly represents the spiritual and artistic centre of Christianity. On the occasion of this book, one hundred churches have been selected, the most significant of each era, from the first early Christian basilicas to the extraordinary religious building recently planned by Richard Meier.
According to their topographical location, churches have been divided in seven different areas – one of which is the Vatican City – grouping together different districts. Of each building there is a brief historical account from its origins to present day, with a particular attention to the artworks they keep: paintings, altar-pieces, frescoes, mosaics, sculptures, large windows, liturgical furniture.
The volume provides an excellent and varied iconography. Each of the 400 photographs, expressly taken for this book, is accurately commented by the author