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The Temple of Peace in Rome

The Temple of Peace in Rome
2 Volume Hardback Set

CAD$270.95 (R)

  • Date Published: January 2018
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9781107174214

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  • In this magisterial two-volume book, Pier Luigi Tucci offers a comprehensive examination of one of the key complexes of Ancient Rome, the Temple of Peace. Based on archival research and an architectural survey, his research sheds new light on the medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque transformations of the basilica, and the later restorations of the complex. Volume 1 focuses on the foundation of the complex under Vespasian until its restoration under Septimius Severus and challenges the accepted views about the ancient building. Volume 2 begins with the remodelling of the library hall and the construction of the rotunda complex, and examines the dedication of the Christian Basilica of SS Cosmas and Damian. Of interest to scholars in a range of topics, The Temple of Peace in Rome crosses the boundaries between classics, archaeology, history of architecture, and art history, through Late Antiquity, the Middle Ages, and the early modern period.

    • Provides a more rigorous approach to the study of ancient Roman buildings
    • Challenges widely published and generally accepted assumptions about the Temple of Peace
    • Appeals to classicists, art historians, and architectural historians who work on different periods including the Middle Ages, Baroque Rome and more
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    Product details

    • Date Published: January 2018
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9781107174214
    • dimensions: 295 x 222 x 63 mm
    • weight: 3.76kg
    • contains: 87 b/w illus. 263 colour illus.
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Volume 1: Part I. The Templum Pacis in Context:
    1. Vespasian's project
    2. Augustan influences
    3. The surviving halls
    4. Grammarians, philosophers, and doctors in the Templum Pacis
    5. The art collection and its destruction
    Part II. Technical Analysis:
    6. Building materials and construction techniques
    7. The original structures
    8. The remodeling of the original corner hall. Volume 2: Part III. The Great Hall in the 4th-Century:
    9. The Via Sacra rotunda
    10. The Late Antique remodeling
    Part IV. Avla Dei. The Basilica of Pope Felix IV (AD 526–530):
    11. The Christian basilica
    12. The mosaics
    Part V. The Templum Pacis in the Middle Ages:
    13. Until the 9th century
    14. The basilica during the second rebirth of Rome: the 12th century
    15. Funerary monuments
    Part VI. Between Renaissance and Baroque:
    16. The basilica and the monastery in the 15th and 16th centuries
    17. The Contea and the construction of the monastery in the early 17th century
    18. The remodelings of the Basilica of SS. Cosma e Damiano under Clement VIII and Urban VIII
    Part VII. Modern Excavations and Restorations:
    19. Excavating the Templum Pacis in the second half of the 19th century
    20. The monastery and the basilica in the 20th century.

  • Author

    Pier Luigi Tucci, The Johns Hopkins University
    Pier Luigi Tucci is Assistant Professor in the History of Art Department at The John Hopkins University. He has previously taught at the Università di Pisa, Italy as well as in Exeter and London. He is also a registered architect and a corresponding member of the Pontificia Accademia Romana di Archeologia. His research interests cross the boundaries between classics, archaeology, history of architecture, and art history. He is the author of Laurentius Manlius. La riscoperta dell'antica Roma, la nuova Roma di Sisto IV (2001).

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