The Temple of Peace in Rome

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Cambridge University Press, Nov 16, 2017 - Art
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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.
 

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Contents

PART II Technical Analysis
259
Notes
414
PART III The Great Hall in the Fourth Century
489
PART IV AVLA DEI The Basilica of Pope Felix IV AD 526530
627
PART V The Templum Pacis in the Middle Ages
679
PART VI Between Renaissance and Baroque
761
PART VII Modern Excavations and Restorations
927
Conclusion
986
Notes
990
Bibliography
1072
INDEX Names
1109
INDEX Places
1117
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Pier Luigi Tucci is Assistant Professor in the History of Art Department at The John Hopkins University. He has previously taught at the Universit 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 IV2001).

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