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Title :

Mapping Mussolini : ritual and cartography in public art during the Second Roman Empire

Author :
MINOR, Heather Hyde ;
Publication year :
1999
Language :
English ;
Abstract :
The four [marble] map tablets prominently displayed on the Via dell'Impero [the modern Via dei Fori Imperiali] in the heart of ancient Rome have been either ignored or ridiculed by modern historians, urban planners and archaeologists. However, the creation of the maps and their installation in 1934 on a wall overlooking a newly created thoroughfare in the heart of Rome offer an opportunity to examine the interplay between maps and ritual, antiquity and imperialism, in the public art of Fascist Rome. The maps, the spectacles conducted around them, and the design of the road itself were all powerfully linked by the themes of commemoration and re-creation to stress the geopolitical objectives of the Fascist state, objectives underlined by the addition of a fifth map in 1936. ;
Pagination/Size :
13 ill. ;
Topic :
530 - BIBLIOGRAPHIE D'HISTOIRE DE L'ART ;
French keywords :
Art public ; Carte ; Cartographie ; Fascisme ; Impérialisme ; Italie ; Marbre ; Mussolini, Benito, 1883-1945 ; Politique ; Propagande ; Rituel ; Roma (ITA) ; Roma (ITA), via dei Fori Imperiali ; Sculpture ; 1900-2000 ;
Descriptors :
Cartography ; Fascism ; Imperialism ; Italy ; Maps ; Marble ; Mussolini, Benito, 1883-1945 ; Politics ; Propaganda ; Public art ; Ritual ; Roma (ITA) ; Roma (ITA), via dei Fori Imperiali ; Sculpture ; 1900-2000 ;
Document type :
Article ;
Source :
Imago mundi (Lympne), 1999, 51
INIST identifier :
24974856 ;
ISSN :
ISSN 0308-5694 ;
Provenance :
Bibliographie d'Histoire de l'Art ;
Publisher :
Taylor & Francis, Abingdon
Publisher country :
UNITED KINGDOM ;