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January 2, 2014
Dorothy Metzger Habel "When All of Rome Was Under Construction": The Building Process in Baroque Rome University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press, 2013. 248 pp.; 119 b/w ills. Cloth $99.95 (9780271055732)

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Dorothy Metzger Habel is unafraid to take the road well traveled by her academic forebears, even such renowned ones as Richard Krautheimer. This was true of her 2002 book on the urban development of Rome under Alexander VII (The Urban Development of Rome in the Age of Alexander VII, New York: Cambridge University Press), and it is equally true of her new book, “When All of Rome Was Under Construction”: The Building Process of Baroque...