University Park, Pa. : Pennsylvania State University Press, c2013.
Book — xiv, 232 p. : ill. ; 27 cm.
The urban redevelopment of Piazza Colonna I : "senza spesa ne aggravare alcuno"
The urban redevelopment of Piazza Colonna II : "il negotio restava aggiustato"
The repercussions of building Piazza S. Pietro : "in tempo che tutta Roma era in fabrica"
Lorenzo Pizzatti and his "Roza riforma" : a pavonazzo speaks up "tutto per ben publico."
"Analyzes the politics and economics of architecture and the building process in seventeenth-century Rome. Explores topics ranging from the financing of construction to the availability of materials and personnel"--Provided by publisher.
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.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
This study considers the urban development of Rome in the mid- seventeenth century as conceived and guided by the Chigi pope, Alexander VII. Focusing on discrete zones within the city, including the Quirinal, the Piazza del Popolo, Piazza S. Marco, the Corso, and the Vatican, Dorothy Metzger Habel suggests that Alexander VII masterminded a new conceptualization of the city, which was grounded in the architectural formulae of late antique Roman Asia. Using these principles, Habel argues, architects and builders were sensitized to the physical characteristics of particular sites and drew relationships between buildings within the urban fabric. These planning methods contributed formally and iconographically to the architectural future of Rome. Including an in-depth analysis of all available evidence - archival sources, working and presentational drawings, and the physical fabric of key monuments and their situation within the topography of Rome - Habel's book offers a new and innovative model for histories of urban architecture and planning. (source: Nielsen Book Data)