When in Rome

Fountains have been among the top attractions of the Italian capital for so long that it can be hard to determine when they ceased to be viewed as public water utilities and came to be regarded as purely artistic works. Whatever the case, in the Eternal City, the relationship between architecture, water, and the body is never less than complicated.

In the historic fountains of the Eternal City, the relationship between water, architecture, and the body is never less than complicated.

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Naomi Stead

Naomi Stead is a columnist for Places. She is an architecture critic and a professor of architecture at Monash University.

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Aaron Rothman

Aaron Rothman is an artist and writer whose work explores contemporary issues in landscape.

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Keith Eggener

Keith Eggener is a columnist for Places. He is Marion Dean Ross Professor of Architectural History at the University of Oregon.

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David Heymann

David Heymann is a columnist for Places. He is an architect, and the Harwell Hamilton Harris Regents Professor in Architecture at the University of Texas, Austin.

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