Imperial Rome, by Paolo Carafa, Giovanni Ricci, Maria Grazia Nini, Maria Teresa D’Alessio.
Imperial Rome, by Paolo Carafa, Giovanni Ricci, Maria Grazia Nini, Maria Teresa D’Alessio. An audiobook by LA CASE Books and Altair4 Multimedia.
A wonderful journey into the wonders of Imperial Rome and the story of Emperor Nero and the building of his Golden Palace.
The great beauty of the the Eternal City: Forum Romanum, Pantheon, Baths of Caracalla, Theater of Pompey, Forum of Augustus, Colosseum, Palatine and the reconstruction of the great fire of 64 AD, which destroyed the capital of the Empire, and the golden palace of Nero.
From the crumbling insulae of the Subura to the sumptuous architecture of the Domus Aurea, from Nero’s artificial lake to the Colosseum, from the Neronian porticoes on the Via Sacra to the glories of the Imperial Fora, from the imposing bulk of the Colossus of Nero to the architectural revolution of the Octagonal Hall.
Narrated by: Clive Riche
Length: 55 mins
Publisheb by ALTAIR4 Multimedia Roma & LA CASE Books
Altair4 Multimedia derives from the eponymous group of artists founded in 1986. Its name is like a program manifesto for the company’s aspirations and mission: Altair4 is the Forbidden Planet in the 1956 film by the same name by Fred McLeod Wilcox, where dreams and desires can become true not through esoteric magic but through the extraordinary progress of human intellective abilities.
Beinf the offspring of a culture which sees the future as an opportunity and a challenge, its founding partners have established Altair4 with the aim of creating a high-quality innovative brand as regards design for new media, following up on what has already been done, for other production sectors, by well-known brands and by the great masters of Italian industrial design.