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Baroque antiquity : archaeological imagination in early modern Europe

Author: Victor Plahte Tschudi
Publisher: New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2017.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Why were seventeenth-century antiquarians so spectacularly wrong? Even if they knew what ancient monuments looked like, they deliberately distorted the representation of them in print. Deciphering the printed reconstructions of Giacomo Lauro and Athanasius Kircher, this pioneer study uncovers an antiquity born with print culture itself and from the need to accommodate competitive publishers, ambitious patrons, and  Read more...
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Named Person: Giacomo Lauro; Athanasius Kircher; Athanasius Kircher; Giacomo Lauro; Giacomo Lauro
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Victor Plahte Tschudi
ISBN: 9781107149861 110714986X
OCLC Number: 958970949
Description: xv, 300 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: INTRODUCTION --
Lauro and Kircher --
Ancient Rome's Thin Lines --
Print Antiquarianism --
Seventeenth-century Pasts --
Reconstructions and Allegory --
Baroque Antiquity --
THE ARCHAEOLOGY OF PRINTS --
The Print Antiquarian --
Palimpsest Monuments --
Protected Property --
Antiquities without Past --
CUSTOM-MADE ROME --
Customers of Printed Rome --
Tourists in a Vanished Past --
Collectors' Rome --
Prints for Princes --
Antiquity in Future's Guise --
MORAL MONUMENTS --
A Moral Monument --
Antiquity in Emblems --
Temples at the Crossroad --
Allegory in Architecture --
St. Maria della Pace Reconsidered --
The Making of a Type --
PETER VERSUS JUPITER --
God's Antiquarians --
The Theology of Ruins --
St. Peter's on the Capitol --
Peter versus Jupiter --
FATHER KIRCHER'S RETREATS --
Athanasius Kircher and Architectural Prints --
Kircher Restaurator --
Kircher's Villa of Maecenas --
Viri Doctissimi --
A House of Scholars --
CHRIST IN TIVOLI --
Resurrecting Varus' Villa --
The Sibyl's Shrine --
The Architectural History of the Baroque --
Time Rebuilt --
As if in a Bright Mirror --
CONCLUSION.
Responsibility: Victor Plahte Tschudi (The Oslo School of Architecture and Design).

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This book explains how Baroque antiquarians distorted images of Roman monuments and sacrificed archaeological truth to accommodate popes and princes.  Read more...

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