The Culture of Architecture in Enlightenment Rome

The Culture of Architecture in Enlightenment Rome

by Heather Hyde Minor
     
 

Beginning in the 1730s, Heather Minor tells us, Rome “began to resemble one huge construction site,” with a series of ambitious and expensive new building campaigns that transformed the face and substance of the city. From renovations of the Santa Maria Maggiore and San Giovanni in Laterano and the restoration of the Arch of Constantine to the creation

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Beginning in the 1730s, Heather Minor tells us, Rome “began to resemble one huge construction site,” with a series of ambitious and expensive new building campaigns that transformed the face and substance of the city. From renovations of the Santa Maria Maggiore and San Giovanni in Laterano and the restoration of the Arch of Constantine to the creation of the Capitoline Museum and the establishment of the papacy’s Calcografia, the push for reform not only renewed papal and Church identity but also revived Italian culture as a whole. Based on extensive archival research and full of fascinating stories about the often stormy theological and intellectual debates central to the attempts at reform, The Culture of Architecture in Enlightenment Rome brings to life the personalities of architects, theologians, and intellectuals and links the extensive architectural programs with powerful shifts in the intellectual climate of the time.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780271035642
Publisher:
Penn State University Press
Publication date:
05/01/2009
Series:
Buildings, Landscapes, and Societies, #6
Pages:
312
Product dimensions:
9.30(w) x 10.20(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Contents

List of Illustrations

Acknowledgments

List of Abbreviations

Introduction

Part 1. Restoration

The Past as Future: Ecclesiastical History and Christian Antiquity

1. San Giovanni in Laterano: How Alessandro Galilei Finished One Controversy Only to Begin Another

2. Santa Maria Maggiore: How Pier Filippo Strozzi Tried to Understand the Modern Notion of History and Failed Completely

3. The Corsini Chapel: How Giovanni Bottari Used Ecclesiastical History to Write a Book, Build a Chapel, and Vanquish His Enemies

Part 2. Reform

Papal Palaces in the Age of Economic Reform

4. The Corsini Palace: How Neri Corsini Still Managed to Build One of the Most Extravagant Palaces in Rome

5. The Quirinal Hill: How Lione Pascoli Tried to Solve Everything with a List

Part 3. Renewal

Building Knowledge: Public Institutions and Learning

6. The Capitoline Museum: How Alessandro Gregorio Capponi Finally Convinced Everyone He Was Important

7. The Corsini Library: How Giovanni Bottari Got the Last Word

Conclusion

Bibliography

Index

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