ROMA ARCHEOLOGIA, RESTAURO ARCHITETTURA e BENI CULTURALI: Il Progetto di Restauro – Il Monumento Oggi – Giacomo Boni at the Museo Forense | The Museum and Antiquarium of the Roman Forum: 1900-1907 [10|2014].
“…Before closing this brief preface, I must warn students against a tendency which is occasionally observable in books and papers on the topography of Rome, — that of upsetting and condemning all received notions on the subject, in order to substitute fanciful theories of a new type.” (…) “Yet there are people willing to try the experiment, only to waste their own time and make us lose ours in considering their attempts. Temples of the gods are cast away from their august seats, and relegated to places never heard of before; gates of the city are swept away in a whirlwind till they fly before our eyes like one of Dante’s visions; diminutive ruins are magnified into the remains of great historical buildings; designs are produced of monuments which have never existed.”
Prof. Rodolfo Lanciani,
‘The Ruins and Excavations of Ancient Rome,’
Boston: New York (1897), p. ix.
“…We consign to history a group of buildings whose sight is magnificent, a worthy site for the Museum of the Roman Forum.”
Prof. Giacomo Boni, 7th November, 1901.
Prof. Giacomo Boni (1901) [= the Museum and Antiquarium of the Roman Forum: 1900-1907], in: ‘Progetto di Restauro – Il Monumento Oggi – Il Tempio di Venere e Roma,’ Rome, MiBAC | SSBAR (2011).
“…But Comm. Boni’s idea of forming in the new museum [of the Roman Forum] a reference library and a collection of photographs of Roman monuments from all parts of the Roman world is a good one. Such a collection will be of very considerable use to students, if can combine completeness with simplicity of arrangement. There will, of course, be plans and photographs of the Forum itself, and of drawings and views, from the fifteenth century onwards, relating to it, many of which are of greatest value for the study of the subject. Comm. Boni’s appeal to those who are interested in it to contribute any books, publications or photographs that have any bearing upon it, and it is to be hoped that further help will be forthcoming towards the formation of the collection.”
Prof. Thomas Ashby, Jr.;
“RECENT EXCAVATIONS IN ROME,”
THE CLASSICAL REVIEW (1906), p. 328.
“…To be a creditable student of Roman antiquity or the Middle Ages, or the Renaissance and Baroque, should presuppose solid familiarity with modern Rome, its city archives, contemporary newspapers, journals.”
Prof. Arch. Spiro Kostof,
“The Third Rome: The Polemics of Architectural History,” in;
JSAH 33.3 (1973), p. 240 of pp. 239-250.
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— Dott.ssa Paola Di Silvio, Roma Italia, | FACEBOOK [10|2014].
s.v., Dott.ssa Paola Di Silvio, è laureata in Conservazione dei Beni Culturali, con specializzazione in Topografia Antica, © 2003-2014 Associazione Culturale Italia Medievale.