Disclaimer: ARC via Netgalley.
Usually when I get approved on Netgalley, I try my best to write at least 250-500 words. I find that for this book I cannot do so.
Simply put: This is the best book I have ever read about a church or other building.
I collect and read Pitkin guides as if they are going out of style. But this book blasts them all to shame. I pre-ordered a Kindle copy after reading the digital ARC.
In this book Margaret Visser gives a complete guide to the church of Sant’Agnese di fuori Mura (in Rome). Along the way, she deals with church history, art history, architectural history, feminism, martyrs, and ancient history. It is brilliant. One would think a book of this length on such subject matter would be boring.
It’s not. It’s sheer poetry.
I never heard of this church before, and Visser makes you feel as if you there, but now I want – I need – to see it.
If you interested in any of the above topics, please read this book.
I cannot thank Open Road Media enough for re-issuing this for Kindle and for allowing me to read a digital ARC.