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ROM sehen und sterben

Perspectives of the eternal city. From 1500 to 2011
“See ROME and die” As the saying goes. A city that has always been the site of endless projections: of Classical Antiquity, of the sacred, it is the eternal city, attracting travellers and pilgrims from all over the world, a city of art, a focus of longing and inspiration.
In the second half of the 19th century this changed dramatically. The artistic heart of Europe began to beat in Paris and artists began to take a more distanced view of a city that was a site of pilgrimage for classical ideals. This opulent publication accompanies the exhibition of the same name in Kunsthalle Erfurt, providing a special perspective of Rome as a destination and of the observer. This is reflected by art – right up to the present day.

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"ROM sehen und sterben"

May 2011

ISBN 978-3-86678-563-2

21,50 x 27,00 cm

360 Pages

296 colored and 17 b/w illustrations

Hardcover, bound

Languages: German

Susanne Knorr, Ulrike Pennewitz und Kai Uwe Schierz
Text by
Carina Brumme, Holger Grönwald, Susanne Knorr, Hartmut Kühne, Ulrike Pennewitz, Alexander Rosenbaum, Karl Schawelka, Kai Uwe Schierz, Mareike Wöhler
Design by
Hajo Schüler, Erfurt
The illustrated book was published on the occasion of the exhibition „ROM sehen und sterben. Perspektiven auf die Ewige Stadt. Um 1500 – 2011“,  8 May to 17  July 2011, Kunsthalle Erfurt.