Rome: Eternal City presents Rome seen through the eyes of over a century and a half of architectural experts. The breathtaking photographs collected in this volume are drawn from the archives of the Royal Institute of British Architects, founded in London in 1834. Having famassed architectural photography since the conception of photographic media, the RIBA now contains one of the largest such collections in the world. Over time, that collection captured Rome from landscape to close archeological detail, through history ranging from antiquity to contemporary structures. The photographs themselves were taken largely by British architectural writers and photographers: James Anderson, Richard Bryant, Ralph Deakin, Ivy and Ivor de Wolfe, Monica Pidgeon and Edwin Smith. Rome: Eternal City also includes essays on related topics, such as the origins of photography in Rome, the hold Rome has had on British photographers and filmmakers, and others.