Rome Was!

The Eternal City, from Piranesi to the Present


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SpecificationsSKU: 90770ISBN: 978-1-943532-14-8 Binding: Soft Bound Pages: 136pp Publication Date: Spring 2019 Size: 6” x 8.5” Landscape World Rights: Available

Inspired by the extraordinary engravings of the ruins of Ancient Rome by Giambattista Piranesi, Langenbach uses modern-day digital photography to document the same views that Piranesi captured over a quarter of a millennium ago, displaying some of the most iconic ruins of an ancient civilization on the planet.

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Randolph Langenbach has degrees in Architecture (Harvard) and Building Conservation (York, UK), and was Assistant Professor of Architecture at U.C. Berkeley. Rome Was! Ruins Eternal, both the short film, and now the coming book were begun under a Rome Prize Fellowship at the American Academy in Rome in 2003.

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Soft Bound



Publication date

Spring 2019


6” x 8.5” Landscape

World rights