The books are an awesome historical record of the attitudes and perceptions of the 60s. They were recently republished with footnotes of facts and figures that have changed since they were first printed.
Sasek's This Is series is a delight for kids, but also tickles the memories and delights the souls of those who read them growing up.
These are large-format, wonderful books that have a simple, stunning and now-classic design.
This is Rome, first published in 1960, traces the history of Roman civilization to bring to life the Rome of the 60's.
Sasek navigates Rome's busy, winding streets to visit such glorious historical landmarks as the statues of Michelangelo, Vatican City, the Pantheon, and the Fontana di Trevi-and to show us the eccentricities of modern Roman life, from its colorful trains, trams, and taxis to its chic espresso bars and pasta houses.
Size: 8.5" x 12"