Perspectives on Public Space in Rome, from Antiquity to the Present Day

Edited by Smith, Gregory; Edited by Gadeyne, Jan

This volume provides readers interested in urban history with a collection of essays on the evolution of public space in that paradigmatic western city which is Rome. Scholars specialized in different historical periods contributed chapters, in order to find common themes which weave their way through one of the most complex urban histories of western civilization. Divided into five chronological sections (Antiquity, Middle Ages, Renaissance, Baroque, Modern and Contemporary) the volume opens with the issue of how public space was defined in classical Roman law and how ancient city managers organized the maintenance of these spaces, before moving on to explore how this legacy was redefined and reinterpreted during the Middle Ages. The third group of essays examines how the imposition of papal order on feuding families during the Renaissance helped introduce a new urban plan which could satisfy both functional and symbolic needs. The fourth section shows how modern Rome continued to express strong interest in the control and management of public space, the definition of which was necessarily selective in this vastly extensive city. The collection ends with an essay on the contemporary debate for revitalizing Rome's eastern periphery. Through this long-term chronological approach the volume offers a truly unique insight into the urban development of one of Europe's most important cities, and concludes with a discuss of the challenges public space faces today after having served for so many centuries as a driving force in urban history.

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  • Contents: Presentation, Ali Madanipour
  • Introduction, Gregory Smith and Jan Gadeyne
  • Part I Antiquity: Omnis Caesereo cedit labor amphitheatro, unum pro cuntis fama loquetur opus (Mart., I, 7-8): has the center of Ancient Rome been shifting? Manuel Royo
  • Emperors, baths, and public space: the imperial thermae in Rome's late antique landscape, Dallas DeForest. Part II Middle Ages: Shortcuts: observations on the formation of the medieval streets system in Rome, Jan Gadeyne
  • Frangipane and Pierleoni territories in the era of the Antipopes (1050-1150), Lila Yawn. Part III Renaissance: La loggia delle benedizioni at St Peter's in the quattrocento and the visualization of power, Ioana Jimborean
  • Marcantonio Colonna and the victory at Lepanto: the framing of a public space at Santa Maria in Aracoeli, Paul Anderson
  • 'SPQR/CAPITOLIVM RESTITVIT': the renovation of the Campidoglio and Michelangelo's use of the giant order, Tamara Smithers. Part IV Baroque: From cattle market to public promenade: remaking the forum in the 17th century, Jasmine Cloud
  • Performance and politics in the urban spaces of Baroque Rome, Joanna Norman. Part V Modern: Public space as desire, dream and history: Freud and Rome, Paola DiCori
  • political public space in Rome from 1870 to 2011, Vittorio Vidotto. Part VI Contemporary: Narrating place: perspectives on Pier Paolo Pasolini's Rome, Gregory Smith
  • The shape of public space: place, space, and junk space, David Mayernik
  • Contemporary debates on public space in Rome, Marco Cremaschi
  • Bibliography
  • Index.

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書名 Perspectives on Public Space in Rome, from Antiquity to the Present Day
著作者等 Gadeyne, Jan
Smith, Gregory
出版元 Ashgate Publishing Group (Digital)
刊行年月 2013.05.28
版表示 New ed
ページ数 378p
ISBN 9781472404275
言語 英語
出版国 イギリス