A+�Second�+Rome+and+Counter-reformation+Baroque

A+�Second�+Rome+and+Counter-reformation+Baroque

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1 A ‘Second’ Rome and Counter-reformation Baroque I. The Second Rome : the seat of a Christian empire in competition with new nation-states for popular affiliation and identity; the struggle to make the city a worthy successor to ‘The First Rome’ of ancient times. Move of Caligula’s obelisk to the front of St. Peter’s in 1586 (patron: Sixtus V; architect: Dominico Fontana) as a demonstration of the power of the papacy and an engineering triumph equated with ancient Roman prowess. The obelisk Christianized and used as a focal point, setting the scene for the rest of the city. II. Replanning Rome : Improvement of the city through infrastructural interventions (water supply, street network), unification of the city through new principles of urbanism (straight streets, terminal vistas, symmetrical building ensembles, application of Christian symbols to ancient monuments), urban renewal through regulations fostering institutional investment. Sixtus V’s plan for Rome , 1585-90, architect: Fontana. Note: improved water supply ( Acqua Felice ), Strada Felice (from S. Croce to S. Maria Maggiore to Quattro Fontane and the Spanish Steps -- systematized connections between major pilgrimage sites, and the less-than-saintly motivation of increased value to Sixtus’ family property surrounding the Villa Montalvo. Piazza Navona
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This note was uploaded on 10/08/2010 for the course ARCHITECTU 170 taught by Professor Gonzales during the Spring '10 term at University of California, Berkeley.

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