skip to content
Rome measured and imagined : early modern maps of the Eternal City Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

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

Author: Jessica Maier
Publisher: Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2015
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

 

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: Maps
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jessica Maier
ISBN: 9780226127637 ) 022612763X ((cloth ; alk. paper)) 022612777X ((e-book)) 9780226127774 ((e-book)
OCLC Number: 992172629
Description: xii, 276 s. : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm
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. 1458-90) --
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 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 Perac, 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 Battistia Falda, and architectural approaches to seventeenth-century Rome --
Epilogue. The Eternal City measured and imagined
Responsibility: Jessica Maier

Abstract:

At the turn of the fifteenth century, Rome was in the midst of a dramatic transformation. The author explores the history of this genre - which merged the scientific endeavor with the imaginative  Read more...

Reviews

Editorial reviews

Publisher Synopsis

"Maier's sweeping survey of Renaissance efforts to represent Rome's complex urban topography will be of great interest to historians of art, architecture, urban design, cartography, and print Read more...

 
User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/992172629> # Rome measured and imagined : early modern maps of the Eternal City
    a schema:Book, schema:CreativeWork ;
   library:oclcnum "992172629" ;
   library:placeOfPublication <http://dbpedia.org/resource/Chicago> ; # Chicago
   library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/ilu> ;
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1918547811#Topic/stadtplan> ; # Stadtplan
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1918547811#Topic/travel> ; # Travel
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1918547811#Topic/kartografi> ; # Kartografi
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1918547811#Topic/kartografie> ; # Kartografie
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1918547811#Topic/resor> ; # Resor
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1918547811#Topic/cartography> ; # Cartography
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1918547811#Topic/kartor> ; # Kartor
   schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/912.456/e23/> ;
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1918547811#Place/rome_italy> ; # Rome (Italy)
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1918547811#Topic/maps> ; # Maps
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1918547811#Place/italy_rome> ; # Italy--Rome.
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1918547811#Place/italien_rom> ; # Italien--Rom
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1918547811#Place/rom> ; # Rom
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1918547811#Place/italien> ; # Italien
   schema:bookFormat bgn:PrintBook ;
   schema:creator <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1918547811#Person/maier_jessica> ; # Jessica Maier
   schema:datePublished "2015" ;
   schema:description "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. 1458-90) -- 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 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 Perac, 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 Battistia Falda, and architectural approaches to seventeenth-century Rome -- Epilogue. The Eternal City measured and imagined" ;
   schema:description "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" ;
   schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/1918547811> ;
   schema:inLanguage "en" ;
   schema:name "Rome measured and imagined : early modern maps of the Eternal City" ;
   schema:productID "992172629" ;
   schema:publication <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/992172629#PublicationEvent/chicago_the_university_of_chicago_press_2015> ;
   schema:publisher <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1918547811#Agent/the_university_of_chicago_press> ; # The University of Chicago Press
   schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780226127637> ;
   schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780226127774> ;
   umbel:isLike <http://bnb.data.bl.uk/id/resource/GBB541147> ;
   wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/992172629> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://dbpedia.org/resource/Chicago> # Chicago
    a schema:Place ;
   schema:name "Chicago" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1918547811#Agent/the_university_of_chicago_press> # The University of Chicago Press
    a bgn:Agent ;
   schema:name "The University of Chicago Press" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1918547811#Person/maier_jessica> # Jessica Maier
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:familyName "Maier" ;
   schema:givenName "Jessica" ;
   schema:name "Jessica Maier" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780226127637>
    a pto:Acid-free_paper, schema:ProductModel ;
   schema:description "(cloth ; alk. paper" ;
   schema:isbn "022612763X" ;
   schema:isbn "9780226127637" ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.