The Classicist No. 2
Includes an essay by Hugh Petter
This issue of The Classicist includes an essay by Hugh Petter, Back to the Future: Archaeology and Innovation in the Building of Roma Capitale. It explores the use of Antiquity as a source of inspiration in the development of Rome after it became the Capital of Italy in 1870. It explains how tradition was fused with technological advance to tackle new building types in a difficult commercial and political environment. It also assesses the impact of new buildings designed in this way in a sensitive historic context and offers the approach has an alternative model for contemporary architects.
Download a pdf of the essay by Hugh Petter, Back to the Future: Archaeology and Innovation in the Building of Roma Capitale
It is featured in ‘ANCIENT ROME – THE ARCHAEOLOGY OF THE ANCIENT CITY’ Edited by Jon Coulston & Hazel Dodge – in the books section.