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The waters of Rome : aqueducts, fountains, and the birth of the Baroque city

Author: Katherine Wentworth Rinne
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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In this pioneering study of the water infrastructure of Renaissance Rome, urban historian Katherine Rinne offers a new understanding of how technological and scientific developments in aqueduct and fountain architecture helped turn a medieval backwater into the preeminent city of early modern Europe. Supported by the author's extensive topographical research, this book presents a unified vision of the city that
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Katherine Wentworth Rinne
ISBN: 9780300155303 0300155301
OCLC Number: 537308938
Description: x, 262 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 29 cm
Contents: The Tiber's flow --
The Acqua Vergine and the Renovatio Romae --
Surveying the city, distributing the water --
The fountains of Giacomo della Porta --
Undercurrents and water lust --
Irrigating the Seven Hills --
Trickle down : the hierarchy of water --
Currency of cardinals --
Streets and drains.
Other Titles: Aqueducts, fountains, and the birth of the Baroque city
Responsibility: Katherine Wentworth Rinne.

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