The Urban Development of Rome in the Age of Alexander VII

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Habel considers the urban development of Rome in the mid-seventeenth century under Alexander VII, suggesting that the Chigi pope masterminded a new conceptualization of the city grounded in the architectural formulas of late antique Roman Asia. Habel argues that these planning methods contributed formally and iconographically to the architectural future of Rome. Incorporating in-depth archival sources, working and presentational drawings, and the physical fabric of key monuments and their situation within the topography of Rome, Habel's study offers a new and innovative model for histories of urban architecture and planning.

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Habel's (art history, U. of Tennessee) ambitious and elegantly written work draws on her exhaustive reading of Pope Alexander VII's detailed diary as well as other archival sources to recreate the extensive planning he carried out in the city of Rome. The book is divided into chapters that examine six different areas of Rome that Alexander transformed, in her view, so that Rome would echo the grand design of Christianity's first capital, Constantinople. The volume is heavily illustrated in good b&w plates with photos, plans, and 17th-century prints and drawings. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521772648
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 9/1/2002
  • Pages: 446
  • Product dimensions: 6.97 (w) x 9.96 (h) x 1.18 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. Palazzo del Quirinale: 'In Stato di Regia Magnificenza'; 2. Piazza del Popolo and the Genesis of Alexander VII's Program for Via del Corso; 3. Piazza S. Marco: 'Al Capo del Corso'; 4. Via del Corso and the Search for a Chigi Family Palace; 6. Via del Corso: 'Viam Latam Feriatae Urbis Hippodromum'; 6. Piazza S. Pietro: 'Una Macchina Cosi Grande'; 7. Roma Alessandrina.

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