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The Resource The waters of Rome : aqueducts, fountains, and the birth of the Baroque city, Katherine Wentworth Rinne

The waters of Rome : aqueducts, fountains, and the birth of the Baroque city, Katherine Wentworth Rinne

Label
The waters of Rome : aqueducts, fountains, and the birth of the Baroque city
Title
The waters of Rome
Title remainder
aqueducts, fountains, and the birth of the Baroque city
Statement of responsibility
Katherine Wentworth Rinne
Title variation
Aqueducts, fountains, and the birth of the Baroque city
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • In this pioneering study of the water infrastructure of Renaissance Rome, urban historian Katherine Rinne offers a new understanding of how technological and scientific developments in aqueduct and fountain architecture helped turn a medieval backwater into the preeminent city of early modern Europe. Supported by the author's extensive topographical research, this book presents a unified vision of the city that links improvements to public and private water systems with political, religious, and social change
  • Between 1560 and 1630, in a spectacular burst of urban renewal, Rome's religious and civil authorities sponsored the construction of aqueducts, private and public fountains for drinking, washing, and industry, and the magnificent ceremonial fountains that are Rome's glory. Tying together the technological, sociopolitical, and artistic questions that faced the designers during an age of turmoil in which the Catholic Church found its authority threatened and the infrastructure of the city was in a state of decay, Rinne shows how these public works projects transformed Rome in a successful marriage of innovative engineering and strategic urban planning. --Book Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rinne, Katherine Wentworth
Dewey number
363.6/10945632
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
NA9415.R7
LC item number
R56 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fountains
  • Aqueducts
  • Water-supply
  • Technology
  • Rome (Italy)
Label
The waters of Rome : aqueducts, fountains, and the birth of the Baroque city, Katherine Wentworth Rinne
Instantiates
Publication
Bar code
  • 31223091180241
  • 31223091180472
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Tiber's flow -- The Acqua Vergine and the Renovatio Romae -- Surveying the city, distributing the water -- The fountains of Giacomo della Porta -- Undercurrents and water lust -- Irrigating the Seven Hills -- Trickle down : the hierarchy of water -- Currency of cardinals -- Streets and drains
Dimensions
29 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 262 p.
Isbn
9780300155303
Lccn
2010007990
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), maps
System control number
  • 537308938
  • (OCoLC)537308938
Label
The waters of Rome : aqueducts, fountains, and the birth of the Baroque city, Katherine Wentworth Rinne
Publication
Bar code
  • 31223091180241
  • 31223091180472
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Tiber's flow -- The Acqua Vergine and the Renovatio Romae -- Surveying the city, distributing the water -- The fountains of Giacomo della Porta -- Undercurrents and water lust -- Irrigating the Seven Hills -- Trickle down : the hierarchy of water -- Currency of cardinals -- Streets and drains
Dimensions
29 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 262 p.
Isbn
9780300155303
Lccn
2010007990
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), maps
System control number
  • 537308938
  • (OCoLC)537308938

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