Rome Measured and Imagined : Early Modern Maps of the Eternal City / Jessica Maier.
- Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 
1 online resource (264 pages) : 12 color plates, 84 halftones
- Cartography -- Italy -- Rome.
- In English.
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- 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. Highly interdisciplinary and beautifully illustrated with nearly one hundred city portraits, Rome Measured and Imagined advances the scholarship on Renaissance Rome and print culture in fascinating ways.
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. 1485-90)
Chapter Two. Putting Rome into Drawing: The Lessons of Architecture and Antiquity in the Early 1500s
Chapter Three. Syntheses: Leonardo Bufalini's Plan of Rome (1551)
Chapter Four. Antitheses: Ancient and Modern Rome in Sixteenth-Century Imagery
Chapter Five "Before the Eyes of the Whole World": The City Writ Large, 1593-1676
Epilogue The Eternal City Measured and Imagined
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- De Gruyter.
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- De Gruyter University Press Library.
- Publisher Number:
- 10.7208/9780226127774 doi
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