Cover of: In ruins | Woodward, Christopher.

About the Book

In this enchanting meditation on ruins, Christopher Woodward takes us on a thousand-year journey from the plains of Troy to the monuments of ancient Rome, from the crumbling palaces of Sicily, Cuba, and Zanzibar to the rubble of the London Blitz. With an exquisite sense of romantic melancholy, we encounter the teenage Byron in the moldering Newstead Abbey, Flaubert watching the buzzards on the pyramids, Henry James in the Colosseum, and Freud at Pompeii. We travel the Appian Way with Dickens and behold the Baths of Caracalla with Shelley. An exhilarating tour, at once elegant and stimulating, In Ruins casts an exalting spell as it explores the bewitching power of architectural remains and their persistent hold on the imagination.From the Trade Paperback edition.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [257]-268) and index.

Genre
Anecdotes.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
930.1
Library of Congress
CC175 .W66 2001

The Physical Object

Pagination
280 p. :
Number of pages
280

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL3559559M
Internet Archive
inruins00wood
ISBN 10
0375421998
LC Control Number
2002022019
Library Thing
27812
Goodreads
1053699
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