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The Urban Development of Rome in the Age of Alexander VII
(2002)
  • Dorothy Metzger Habel, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Abstract
Habel considers the urban development of Rome in the mid-seventeenth century under Alexander VII, suggesting that the Chigi pope masterminded a new conceptualization of the city grounded in the architectural formulas of late antique Roman Asia. Habel argues that these planning methods contributed formally and iconographically to the architectural future of Rome. Incorporating in-depth archival sources, working and presentational drawings, and the physical fabric of key monuments and their situation within the topography of Rome, Habel's study offers a new and innovative model for histories of urban architecture and planning.
Publication Date
2002
Publisher
Cambridge University Press
ISBN
9780521772648
Citation Information
Dorothy Metzger Habel. The Urban Development of Rome in the Age of Alexander VII. Cambridge(2002)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/dorothy_habel/2/