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Baroque Antiquity
Archaeological Imagination in Early Modern Europe

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  • Date Published: November 2016
  • availability: Temporarily unavailable - available from September 2017
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107149861

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  • Why were seventeenth-century antiquarians so spectacularly wrong? Even if they knew what ancient monuments looked like, they deliberately distorted the representation of them in print. Deciphering the printed reconstructions of Giacomo Lauro and Athanasius Kircher, this pioneering study uncovers an antiquity born with print culture itself and from the need to accommodate competitive publishers, ambitious patrons and powerful popes. By analysing the elements of fantasy in Lauro and Kircher's archaeological visions, new levels of meaning appear. Instead of being testimonies of failed archaeology, they emerge as complex architectural messages responding to moral, political, and religious issues of the day. This book combines several histories - print, archaeology, and architecture - in the attempt to identify early modern strategies of recovering lost Rome. Many books have been written on antiquity in the Renaissance, but this book defines an antiquity that is particularly Baroque.

    • Offers a broad, interdisciplinary approach to Roman antiquity, combining the history of print and architecture and the history of history itself
    • Readers are encouraged to rethink the idea of the Baroque and will find new and complex meanings behind the Baroque as a period and as a concept
    • Argues that print culture itself is responsible for the altered look of antique architecture in publications
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    • Date Published: November 2016
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107149861
    • length: 320 pages
    • dimensions: 262 x 188 x 20 mm
    • weight: 0.87kg
    • contains: 100 b/w illus. 8 colour illus.
    • availability: Temporarily unavailable - available from September 2017
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction
    1. The archaeology of prints
    2. Custom-made Rome
    3. Moral monuments
    4. Peter versus Jupiter
    5. Father Kircher's retreats
    6. Christ in Tivoli.

  • Author

    Victor Plahte Tschudi, The Oslo School of Architecture and Design
    Victor Plahte Tschudi is a Professor in Architectural History at the Oslo School of Architecture and Design. He writes on the interpretation of Roman monuments in texts and images from the Renaissance to the present.

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