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Rome measured and imagined : early modern maps of the Eternal City, Jessica Maier

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Rome measured and imagined : early modern maps of the Eternal City
Title
Rome measured and imagined
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early modern maps of the Eternal City
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Jessica Maier
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Language
eng
Summary
At the turn of the fifteenth century, Rome was in the midst of a dramatic transformation from what the fourteenth-century poet Petrarch had termed a crumbling city populated by broken ruins into a prosperous Christian capital. Scholars, artists, architects, and engineers fascinated by Rome were spurred to develop new graphic modes for depicting the city and the genre known as the city portrait exploded. In Rome Measured and Imagined, Jessica Maier explores the history of this genre which merged the accuracy of scientific endeavor with the imaginative aspects of art during the rise of Renaissance print culture. Through an exploration of works dating from the fifteenth to the eighteenth centuries, her book interweaves the story of the city portrait with that of Rome itself. Highly interdisciplinary and beautifully illustrated with nearly one hundred city portraits, Rome Measured and Imagined advances the scholarship on Renaissance Rome and print culture in fascinating ways.--
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Maier, Jessica
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Cartography
  • Rome (Italy)
  • Rome (Italy)
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Rome measured and imagined : early modern maps of the Eternal City, Jessica Maier
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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rdacarrier.
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text
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rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction Icarus Spreading His Wings: The Early Modern City Brought to Life Chapter One Toward a New City Image: Leon Battista Alberti's Descriptio urbis Romae (ca. 1450) and Francesco Rosselli's Lost View of Rome (ca. 1485-90) Late Medieval Origins Alberti's Survey of Rome Rosselli's Rome in Twelve Sheets Chapter Two Putting Rome into Drawing: The Lessons of Architecture and Antiquity in the Early 1500s Raphael's Call to Preserve, Measure, and Draw the Ruins Raphael's Larger Goals and Audience Drawn from the Grave: Illustrated Works on Ancient Rome after Raphael Pictorialism Revisited Chapter Three Syntheses: Leonardo Bufalini's Plan of Rome (1551) Origins, Form, and Function of Bufalini's Plan Bufalini's Background and Intended Audience Bufalini and the Art of Surveying Ancient and Modern in Bufalini's Map The Early Reception and Influence of Bufalini's Map The Modern Reception of Bufalini's Map Chapter Four Antitheses: Ancient and Modern Rome in Sixteenth-Century Imagery Bartolomeo Marliani, Pirro Ligorio, and the Memory of Ancient Things Stefano Du Pérac, the Ancient Forma urbis, and the City Renewed Mario Cartaro and the Paragone of Ancient and Modern Roman Print Culture, Dissemination, and the Market Chapter Five Before the Eyes of the Whole World: The City Writ Large, 1593-1676 Antonio Tempesta's Prospectus and Its Progeny: Painterly Approaches to the Reenergized City Matteo Greuter, Giovanni Battista Falda, and Architectural Approaches to Seventeenth-Century Rome Epilogue The Eternal City Measured and Imagined
Control code
FIEb17709787
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
xii, 276 pages
Isbn
9780226127637
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)881824366
Label
Rome measured and imagined : early modern maps of the Eternal City, Jessica Maier
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction Icarus Spreading His Wings: The Early Modern City Brought to Life Chapter One Toward a New City Image: Leon Battista Alberti's Descriptio urbis Romae (ca. 1450) and Francesco Rosselli's Lost View of Rome (ca. 1485-90) Late Medieval Origins Alberti's Survey of Rome Rosselli's Rome in Twelve Sheets Chapter Two Putting Rome into Drawing: The Lessons of Architecture and Antiquity in the Early 1500s Raphael's Call to Preserve, Measure, and Draw the Ruins Raphael's Larger Goals and Audience Drawn from the Grave: Illustrated Works on Ancient Rome after Raphael Pictorialism Revisited Chapter Three Syntheses: Leonardo Bufalini's Plan of Rome (1551) Origins, Form, and Function of Bufalini's Plan Bufalini's Background and Intended Audience Bufalini and the Art of Surveying Ancient and Modern in Bufalini's Map The Early Reception and Influence of Bufalini's Map The Modern Reception of Bufalini's Map Chapter Four Antitheses: Ancient and Modern Rome in Sixteenth-Century Imagery Bartolomeo Marliani, Pirro Ligorio, and the Memory of Ancient Things Stefano Du Pérac, the Ancient Forma urbis, and the City Renewed Mario Cartaro and the Paragone of Ancient and Modern Roman Print Culture, Dissemination, and the Market Chapter Five Before the Eyes of the Whole World: The City Writ Large, 1593-1676 Antonio Tempesta's Prospectus and Its Progeny: Painterly Approaches to the Reenergized City Matteo Greuter, Giovanni Battista Falda, and Architectural Approaches to Seventeenth-Century Rome Epilogue The Eternal City Measured and Imagined
Control code
FIEb17709787
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
xii, 276 pages
Isbn
9780226127637
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)881824366

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