Rome: Video Portrait of a City

Genres - History, Visual Arts  |   Sub-Genres - World History  |   Run Time - 50 min.  |  
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This video offers a broad overview of the art and architecture of Rome. It also offers commentary on how that art and architecture has been appropriated by later empires intent on co-opting the imagery of the power and glory that was ancient Rome. In particular, the video offers commentary on Napoleon's insistence that the architecture of his capital city, Paris, resemble that of the fallen empire. A good example of this would be the famous Arc de Triomphe. Those with an interest in art, architecture, or travel to the Eternal City will likely find this of use.

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architecture, traveling, city