'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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awesomely detailed and meticulously researched ( The Independent )
The more you look the more you find this is history in miniature, fascinating and fun to absorb. ( The Independent Magazine )
Schoolchildren will never be bored by the thought of the eternal city once they discover Stephen Biesty's day in the life of Rome, AD 128 irresistible nothing is left out an invaluable reference book. ( The Guardian )
Stephen Biesty takes you inside the city, its houses, temples, baths and forum and colosseum in breathtaking spreads. ( The Sunday Times )
Children will delight in studying the details in the spectacular illustrations which succeed in being both authoritative and beautiful. Andrew Solway's succinct and clear text complements the artwork to produce a book that is truly inspirational from cover to cover. ( Junior Education )
Stephen Biesty is the undisputed master of cutaway illustrations A stunning visual tour of the eternal city. ( Manchester Evening News )
History at its most enjoyable. ( Good Book Guide )
The latest masterwork by bestselling cross-section specialist Stephen Biesty, now available in paperback
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Descrizione libro Oxford University Press, 2004. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110199112533
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Descrizione libro Oxford University Press, 2004. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0199112533