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The ruin of the Eternal City : antiquity and preservation in Renaissance Rome

Author: David E Karmon
Publisher: Oxford University Press, New York : Oxford University Press, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Ruin of the Eternal City provides the first systematic analysis of the preservation practices of the popes, civic magistrates, and ordinary citizens of Renaissance Rome. This study offers a new understanding of historic preservation as it occurred during the extraordinary rebuilding of a great European capital city.
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Genre/Form: History
Electronic books
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Karmon, David E.
Ruin of the Eternal City.
New York : Oxford University Press, ©2011
(DLC) 2010033357
(OCoLC)658808669
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David E Karmon
ISBN: 0199896747 9780199896745 9780199877461 0199877467
OCLC Number: 755632710
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 320 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Preservation practices in ancient and medieval Rome --
Inventing a preservation program in fifteenth-century Rome --
A sixteenth-century meteor in the Roman Forum --
The Colosseum --
The Pantheon --
The Ponte Santa Maria --
Conclusion: Rethinking preservation practices in Renaissance Rome --
Appendix of archival documents.
Responsibility: David Karmon.

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