Friday, July 1, 2011

Book Review: "Rome by Robert Hughes"

By Mathew Sturgis
"Rome by Robert Hughes" (November 1, 2011)
ITALY - Robert Hughes made his first visit in 1959 as an ardent young Australian who had never encountered a proper piece of religious art. And, like Goethe before him, he felt born again. Now, 50 years on, he has produced a hefty book on the city: Rome. The suggestive monosyllable stands unencumbered by any subtitle, and prompts one to wonder which – or how many – of Rome’s myriad faces he will be writing about. A hotchpotch cultural history of the Eternal City would have been more convincing had it been briefer [link]