The Urban Development of Rome in the Age of Alexander VII

The Urban Development of Rome in the Age of Alexander VII

by Dorothy Metzger Habel
     
 

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.

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Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521772648
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
09/01/2002
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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