The Temple of Venus and Rome and Santa Francesca Romana at the Roman Forum : Preservation and Transformation

Gonzalez-Longo, Cristina (2020) The Temple of Venus and Rome and Santa Francesca Romana at the Roman Forum : Preservation and Transformation. Research in Architectural Conservation and Historic Preservation . Routledge Taylor & Francis Group, London. ISBN 9781138896178

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Abstract

This book examines the influence of architectural design in the conservation of historic buildings by discussing in detail an important building complex in Rome: the Temple of Venus and Rome, the monastery of Santa Maria Nova and the church of Santa Francesca Romana. As the only most complete site in the Roman Forum that has reached our times with a rich architectural stratification almost intact, it is a clear product of continuous preservation and transformation, which has not been studied in its complexity until now. The Temple of Venus and Rome and Santa Francesca Romana at the Roman Forum unravels the original designs and the subsequent interventions, including Giacomo Boni’s pioneering conservation of the monastery, carried out while excavating the Roman Forum in the early twentieth century. The projects are discussed in context to show their significance and the relationships between architects and patrons. Through its interdisciplinary focus on architectural design, conservation, archaeology, history and construction, this study is an ideal example for scholars, students and architects of how to carry out research in architectural conservation.

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Gonzalez-Longo, Cristina ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7522-0380;