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***Living in Rome

by Bruno Racine

photographs by Alain Fleischer

Reviewed March 29, 2005.
Flammarion, Paris, 1999.  236 pages.
Available at Sembach Library (914.56 RAC).

Here’s a beautiful and extra-large picture book about living in Rome.  This isn’t so much a book for tourists as it is a book about life in Rome—the stones, the places to stroll, the gardens, the markets, the interiors of palaces, and the art collections of people who live in Rome.

Although there are multitudinous photographs, there is plenty of text, too.  Altogether, it gives you a more in-depth feel for the city of Rome than your typical tourist’s travel book.

The book is probably too big to bring for a quick trip to Rome, but it’s well worth reading before you go, or after you go to remind you of your trip.  Of course, I haven’t been to Rome at all, but now I feel I have a taste for the life of the city, through the pages of this beautiful book.

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