Publication : “Baroque Antiquity. Archaeological Imagination in Early Modern Europe”.

TSCHUDI Victor Plahte, Baroque Antiquity. Archaeological Imagination in Early Modern Europe, Cambridge, Cambridge university press, septembre 2016, 100 p.

TSCHUDI Victor Plahte, Baroque Antiquity. Archaeological Imagination in Early Modern Europe, Cambridge, Cambridge university press, septembre 2016, 100 p.

Présentation de l’éditeur :

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.

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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Maxime Georges Métraux (2016, 5 septembre). Publication : “Baroque Antiquity. Archaeological Imagination in Early Modern Europe”. Groupe de Recherche en Histoire de l'Art Moderne. Consulté le 12 juin 2024, à l’adresse https://doi.org/10.58079/p67d

Maxime Georges Métraux

Doctorant en Histoire de l'art moderne (Université Paris IV –Sorbonne, Centre André Chastel – UMR 8150). Expert pour la galerie Hubert Duchemin et chargé d’enseignement à l'Université Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée. Commissaire scientifique de l’exposition "Chic Emprise : Cultures, usages et sociabilités du tabac du XVIe au XVIIIe siècle" (22 juin - 23 septembre 2019) au musée du Nouveau Monde de La Rochelle.

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