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The Resource Engineering the Eternal City : infrastructure, topography, and the culture of knowledge in late sixteenth-century Rome, Pamela O. Long

Engineering the Eternal City : infrastructure, topography, and the culture of knowledge in late sixteenth-century Rome, Pamela O. Long

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Engineering the Eternal City : infrastructure, topography, and the culture of knowledge in late sixteenth-century Rome
Title
Engineering the Eternal City
Title remainder
infrastructure, topography, and the culture of knowledge in late sixteenth-century Rome
Statement of responsibility
Pamela O. Long
Title variation
Infrastructure, topography, and the culture of knowledge in late sixteenth-century Rome
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Between the catastrophic flood of the Tiber River in 1557 and the death of the "engineering pope" Sixtus V in 1590, the city of Rome was transformed by intense activity involving building construction and engineering projects of all kinds. Using hundreds of archival documents and primary sources, Engineering the Eternal City explores the processes and people involved in these infrastructure projects--sewers, bridge repair, flood prevention, aqueduct construction, the building of new, straight streets, and even the relocation of immensely heavy ancient Egyptian obelisks that Roman emperors had carried to the city centuries before. This portrait of an early modern Rome examines the many conflicts, failures, and successes that shaped the city, as decision-makers tried to control not only Rome's structures and infrastructures but also the people who lived there. Taking up visual images of the city created during the same period--most importantly in maps and urban representations, this book shows how in a time before the development of modern professionalism and modern bureaucracies, there was far more wide-ranging conversation among people of various backgrounds on issues of engineering and infrastructure than there is in our own times. Physicians, civic leaders, jurists, cardinals, popes, and clerics engaged with painters, sculptors, architects, printers, and other practitioners as they discussed, argued, and completed the projects that remade Rome."--
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Long, Pamela O
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Urban renewal
  • Municipal engineering
  • Civic improvement
  • Rome (Italy)
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Engineering the Eternal City : infrastructure, topography, and the culture of knowledge in late sixteenth-century Rome, Pamela O. Long
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 305-350) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Rome: portrait of the late sixteenth-century city -- Troubled waters: the Tiber River -- The streets and sewers of Rome -- Repairing the Acqua Vergine: conflict and process -- Contested infrastructure -- Roman topography and images of the city -- Maps, guidebooks, and the world of print -- Reforming the streets -- Engineering spectacle and urban reality -- Conclusion: a city in transition
Control code
on1028881404
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xi, 369 pages
Isbn
9780226591285
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1028881404
Label
Engineering the Eternal City : infrastructure, topography, and the culture of knowledge in late sixteenth-century Rome, Pamela O. Long
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 305-350) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Rome: portrait of the late sixteenth-century city -- Troubled waters: the Tiber River -- The streets and sewers of Rome -- Repairing the Acqua Vergine: conflict and process -- Contested infrastructure -- Roman topography and images of the city -- Maps, guidebooks, and the world of print -- Reforming the streets -- Engineering spectacle and urban reality -- Conclusion: a city in transition
Control code
on1028881404
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xi, 369 pages
Isbn
9780226591285
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1028881404

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