The University of Chicago Press
Bernini was a man driven by many passions, possessed of an explosive temper and a hearty sex drive, and he lived a life as dramatic as any of his creations. This title sets Bernini's raucous life against a vivid backdrop of baroque Rome, bustling and wealthy, and peopled by churchmen and bureaucrats, popes and politicians, schemes and secrets.
Chicago - whose motto is "City in a Garden" - is at the forefront of a global movement to end the division between town and country. This book provides an illustrated guide to the city's stunning blend of nature and architecture. It reveals the connections woven through the fabric of the city. It includes maps, recommended tours and photos.
Stretching south from 47th Street to the Midway Plaisance and east from Washington Park to the lakeshore, the historic neighborhood of Hyde Park - Kenwood covers nearly two square miles of Chicago's South Side. This book offers readers a biography of this distinguished neighborhood, from house to home, and from architect to resident.
A look at what it takes for animals to live at the edges of existence. Each chapter of this book takes readers on a different journey to remote environs and in chase of an understanding of the species that live there.
Originally published as: Palmyre: l'irremplaocable traesor.