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    DescriptionThe Urban Image of Augustan Rome examines the idea and experience of the ancient city at a critical moment, when Rome became an Imperial capital. Lacking dignity, unity, and a clear image during the Republic, the urban image of Rome became focused only when the state came under the control of Augustus, the first emperor, who transformed the city physically and conceptually. Intervening in an ad hoc manner, he repaired existing public structures, added numerous new monuments, established municipal offices for urban care, and promoted an enduring aesthetic. Directed by a single vision, the cumulative results were forceful and unified. This book explores for the first time the motives for urban intervention, methods for implementation and the socio-political context of the Augustan period, as well as broader design issues such as formal urban strategies and definitions of urban imagery.


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    Title
    The Urban Image of Augustan Rome
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Diane Favro
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 372
    Width: 203 mm
    Height: 253 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 740 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780521646659
    ISBN 10: 0521646650
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25850
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: ARC
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.5
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Theme: CULT/ITALY
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    BIC subject category V2: AMVD
    DC22: 937.06
    B&T Approval Code: A14202040
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002020
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: ARC000000, ARC005000, ARC010000
    B&T Approval Code: A14620000
    LC classification: DG69.F38 1996
    DC21: 711.409376
    Thema V1.0: AMVD
    Edition statement
    Revised.
    Illustrations note
    116 b/w illus.
    Publisher
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint name
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    01 March 2010
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge
    Review quote
    ..".a refreshing change from traditional scholarship.... Favro's points are clearly presented.... ...this handsome volume...will be enjoyed by students of Augustan Rome as well as of the history of urban planning." Ann Thomas Wilkins, Classical World
    Back cover copy
    The Urban Image of Augustan Rome examines the idea and experience of the ancient city at a critical moment, when Rome became an Imperial capital. Lacking dignity, unity, and a clear image during the Republic, the urban image of Rome became focused only when the state came under the control of Augustus, the first emperor, who transformed the city physically and conceptually.
    Table of contents
    1. Introduction: defining an urban image; 2. Recreation: a walk through republican Rome, 52 BC; 3. Context: the republican urban image; 4. Identity: evolving Augustan Motives; 5. Structure: building an urban image; 6. Meaning: reading the Augustan city; 7. Recreation: a walk through the Augustan city, AD 14.