Historical constructions of urban and rural space in pre-modern Italy

Research report (imported) 2016 - Bibliotheca Hertziana – Max Planck Institut for Art History

Authors
Michalsky, Tanja
Departments
Mittelalter
Bibliotheca Hertziana – Max-Planck-Institut für Kunstgeschichte, Rom
DOI
Summary

Historical spaces can be reconstructed only as conveyed by their representations in various media. In addition to selected case studies reconstructing pre-modern spaces in southern Italy and Naples, a project at the Bibliotheca Hertziana particularly addresses historical spatial constructions themselves. Investigating the interplay of several media that construct space, the project traces the historical process through which the spaces were collectively perceived and defined. The aim is to develop a dynamic model of space that situates art historical objects in a more nuanced manner.

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