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Author Karmon, David E.

Title The ruin of the Eternal City : antiquity and preservation in Renaissance Rome / David Karmon.

Imprint New York : Oxford University Press, ©2011.

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Description 1 online resource (ix, 320 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 285-306) and index.
Contents Preservation practices in ancient and medieval Rome -- Inventing a preservation program in fifteenth-century Rome -- A sixteenth-century meteor in the Roman Forum -- The Colosseum -- The Pantheon -- The Ponte Santa Maria -- Conclusion: Rethinking preservation practices in Renaissance Rome -- Appendix of archival documents.
Summary The Ruin of the Eternal City provides the first systematic analysis of the preservation practices of the popes, civic magistrates, and ordinary citizens of Renaissance Rome. This study offers a new understanding of historic preservation as it occurred during the extraordinary rebuilding of a great European capital city.
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Subject Rome (Italy) -- Antiquities.
Renaissance -- Italy -- Rome.
Historic preservation -- Italy -- Rome -- History -- To 1500.
Historic preservation -- Italy -- Rome -- History -- 16th century.
Rome (Italy) -- Antiquities -- Collection and preservation.
Historic buildings -- Conservation and restoration -- Italy -- Rome.
Rome (Italy) -- Buildings, structures, etc.
Chronological Term To 1599
Genre/Form History.
Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Karmon, David E. Ruin of the Eternal City. New York : Oxford University Press, ©2011 9780199766895 (DLC) 2010033357 (OCoLC)658808669
ISBN 0199896747 (electronic bk.)
9780199896745 (electronic bk.)
9780199877461 (electronic bk.)
0199877467 (electronic bk.)