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  Marina Kavalirek
Architectural Guide Rome
Buildings and Projects after 1945
135× 245 mm, 248 pages
530 images, Softcover
ISBN 978-3-86922-660-6 (English)
ISBN 978-3-86922-702-3 (Italian)
EUR 38.00
January 2019. DOM publishers, Berlin

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Marina Kavalirek

Architectural Guide Rome

Buildings and Projects after 1945

Rome has decisively shaped the history of European art and culture for over 2,000 years. Today, more than 12 million people from across the globe flock to the Eternal City each year to admire the impressive relics of the Roman Empire and the opulent art and architecture from the Italian Renaissance and Baroque periods. Little attention is paid to the more current architecture.

The Architectural Guide Rome is dedicated to Roman architecture dating from after 1945 which so far has only been occasionally published. It encourages readers to venture off the beaten track and to explore Rome’s hidden younger architectural gems. These can be found selectively, imbedded between the masterpieces from antiquity or those by Michelangelo, Bernini or Borromini. The focus of the search for contemporary architecture does not lie only on buildings by such renowned architects as Renzo Piano, Richard Meier, Zaha Hadid or Odile Decq, but also on the extraordinary but lesser-known projects. Special emphasis is given to the post-war era and the turn of the century.

From constructions for culture, education, sport, and mixed uses, to religious structures and residential and infrastructural projects – the 140 buildings presented here reveal a surprisingly wide variety of styles. The comprehensive volume also offers an overview of current construction projects and a selection of walking tours and excursions, including suggestions for breaks, that place the buildings within their local context. 

The title is not only the ideal companion for roaming through the Italian capital, but also a serious reference book, as the individual buildings are introduced according to their use and in a chronological order. In addition, it also provides background information on Rome's urban development and building in a city that is more densely filled with monuments than almost any other.

For travels to Italy DOM publishers also offers architectural guides to Venice, Milan and Turin.


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The Architectural Guides by DOM publishers are handy travel companions for readers interested in architecture and culture. Projects are carefully selected and researched to make each individual book a ready work of reference, while background information and attractive design inspire armchair travellers to imaginary journeys. In 2014, the series was awarded with the “Iconic Award” by the German Design Council, in 2016 with the “German Design Award Special”, and in 2017 with the ITB BookAwards. Further information: