Engineering the Eternal City

ISBN: 9780226591285 Categorii: Diverse. An apariție: 22.11.2018 Autor: Pamela O Long Editură: The University Of Chicago Press Tip copertă: Paperback Număr pagini: 368 Stoc: La comandă

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Between the catastrophic flood of the Tiber River in 1557 and the death of the "engineering pope" Sixtus V in 1590, the city of Rome was transformed by intense activity involving building construction and engineering projects of all kinds. Using hundreds of archival documents and primary sources, Engineering the Eternal City explores the processes and people involved in these infrastructure projects--sewers, bridge repair, flood prevention, aqueduct construction, the building of new, straight streets, and even the relocation of immensely heavy ancient Egyptian obelisks that Roman emperors had carried to the city centuries before. This portrait of an early modern Rome examines the many conflicts, failures, and successes that shaped the city, as decision-makers tried to control not only Rome's structures and infrastructures but also the people who lived there.

Taking up visual images of the city created during the same period--most importantly in maps and urban representations, this book shows how in a time before the development of modern professionalism and modern bureaucracies, there was far more wide-ranging conversation among people of various backgrounds on issues of engineering and infrastructure than there is in our own times. Physicians, civic leaders, jurists, cardinals, popes, and clerics engaged with painters, sculptors, architects, printers, and other practitioners as they discussed, argued, and completed the projects that remade Rome.

Limba
Engleza
Autor
Pamela O Long
Data Publicarii
22.11.2018
Editura
The University Of Chicago Press
Inaltime
25.3
Latime
18.1
Grosime
3.2
Coperta Spate
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Tip Coperta
Paperback
Nr Pag
368
Subtitlu
Infrastructure, Topography, and the Culture of Knowledge in Late Sixteenth-Century Rome
Isbn 13
9780226591285
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