Title :

The medieval revival in religious building in Rome after the unification of Italy

Author :
CURZI, Gaetano ;
Conference :
International Congress of the History of Art (29th, 1996, Amsterdam); Memory & oblivion : proceedings of the XXIXth International Congress of the History of Art held in Amsterdam, 1-7 September 1996; Dordrecht; Kluwer Academic Publishers ;
Publication year :
Language :
English ;
Abstract :
From the first years of the 20th c. Rome witnessed a vast campaign of religious building, favored by the progressive détente between the Italian state and the Vatican. The aim of this enterprise was the rechristianization of the new areas of the urban expansion by scattering in them buildings that would characterize them from a religious point of view, after the 30 years of hospitality between the two powers that had followed the conquest of the city in 1870. Both the dedications and the architectonic forms used therefore demonstrate a wish to reconnect the churches to the paleochristian past of the city, as these buildings are often located in the areas of the ancient suburb, rich in memories of the ancient martyrs. A real artistic industry was set up round these constructions in order to embellish them with sculptures, windows, mosaics and marble encrustations, elaborated by mixing very famous models that made the new churches recognizable within a tradition that wanted to appear continuous. ;
Pagination/Size :
6 ill. ;
Topic :
French keywords :
Architecture ; Eglise ; Italie ; Néo-médiéval (art) ; Politique ; Roma (ITA) ; Société ; 1900-2000 ;
Descriptors :
Architecture ; Churches ; Italy ; Medieval revival ; Politics ; Roma (ITA) ; Society ; 1900-2000 ;
Document type :
Communication de congrès ;
INIST identifier :
24975607 ;
ISBN 0792342135 ;
Provenance :
Bibliographie d'Histoire de l'Art ;
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