Question of Time.
American Academy in Rome.
184 pp., 90 color and black & white illustrations, 6½x8½".
(…So we see photographs of monuments that are works of art, and photographs of people and
monuments that are comments on our time. The range is phenomenal, and photography's inexhaustible
capacity is striking throughout. Each and every image is interesting. No matter the time or place,
Rome is a landscape that haunts the imagination.
Rome and its environs have not been spared the thunderous changes of the 20th century and the
beginnings of the 21st. The juxtapositions of ancient and contemporary in the countryside can be
startling, but we love Italy for generally accommodating the old as well as the new. Somehow nothing
is ever completely erased, and although change disfigures or overwhelms everything in its path, in
Italy there are still clues for those who look carefully, and room for a bit of everything.)