The Development of Sacred Space in Rome

by Elizabeth Lev

Elizabeth Lev examines Christian architecture in Rome to show its historical significance and theological meaning.

Elizabeth Lev is an American-born art historian who, while doing graduate work at the University of Bologna, first traveled to Rome to research her thesis on the Church of San Giovanni and Petronio. The Eternal City has been her home ever since. Elizabeth describes herself as “a joyful member of the Rome faculty” at Duquesne University’s Italian Campus program, where she teaches art history. In addition, her services as a guide are in high demand and she has been privileged to accompany many distinguished visitors, including former First Lady Laura Bush, through the Vatican Museums. She also hosted Catholic Canvas, a 10-part television series on the art of the Vatican Museums. Elizabeth has recently completed her first biography, The Tigress of Forli: The Remarkable Story of Caterina Riario Sforza, published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Press, October 2011.

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