"The ancient city of Rome is the perfect subject for Stephen Biesty's illustrations - beautifully constructed, technologically advanced, and teeming with life. Titus's "Roman Holiday" takes in the Temple, the Forum and the Baths, the Colosseum and chariot racing at the Circus Maximus, all illustrated in stunning, painstaking detail". "There are cross-sections, cut-aways and explosions, authoritative annotations, lists and explanations. Biesty captures the epic scale of the city - the capacity crowd at the Colosseum, for example - and there is some wonderful attention to detail in the architecture and the engineering. But he also succeeds in capturing the humanity of the city and has a great eye for the quirky minutiae of daily life. A well-researched reference work with a sizeable glossary and index, "Rome" is a witty and brilliantly illustrated book, pitched at the 9-12 year old, but destined to bring the ancient city to life for a wide range of readers." - [From a review in "The School Librarian"].
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Stephen is the winner of the New York Times Best Illustrated Book award, shortlisted for the two major UK picture awards - Greenaway and Maschler. He lives in Somerset. Text written by Andrew Solway.From School Library Journal:
Grade 3-7-How can an illustrator convey "the glory that once was Rome" to modern children when dealing with a landscape of weathered columns and wisteria? In City (Houghton, 1974), David Macaulay draws viewers in through carefully rendered close-ups of a fictitious, ancient site in the planning and design stages, brick by brick. These detailed cutaways and cross-sections deconstruct. Here, Biesty exposes the underground passages of the Colosseum, the bull being sacrificed in the Temple of Jupiter, the lack of privacy in the public restrooms, and the activity in both a wealthy politician's home and in a street scene. Life at the docks, baths, races, and Forum is interpreted by a cast of thousands and with touches of humor. The text consists of a brief narrative for each spread as it describes a festival-day routine through the movements of a senator and his son. Numerous labels, packed with information, are connected to the colorful panoramas. There is no bibliography, but the facts and re-creations are consistent with authoritative sources. Further fun awaits youngsters in the hands-on activities in Philip Steele's Step into the Roman Empire (Lorenz, 1997) and the characters and adventures in Caroline Lawrence's "Roman Mysteries" series (Roaring Brook).
Wendy Lukehart, Washington DC Public Library
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