ROMA ARCHEOLOGICA & RESTAURO ARCHITETTURA: Prof. James E. Packer (ed.), “Records of the Photographic Campaign in the Forum of Trajan, 1985-1987.” The Getty Research Institute [02|2015].

ROMA ARCHEOLOGICA & RESTAURO ARCHITETTURA: Prof. James E. Packer (ed.), "Records of the Photographic Campaign in the Forum of Trajan, 1985-1987." The Getty Research Institute [02|2015].

ROMA ARCHEOLOGICA & RESTAURO ARCHITETTURA: Prof. James E. Packer (ed.), “Records of the Photographic Campaign in the Forum of Trajan, 1985-1987.” The Getty Research Institute [02|2015].

— Prof. James E. Packer (ed.), “Records of the Photographic Campaign in the Forum of Trajan, 1985-1987.” The Getty Research Institute [02|2015].

Title: Records of the Photographic Campaign in the Forum of Trajan, 1985-1987.

Author/Creator: Getty Center for the History of Art and the Humanities.

Creation Date: 1985-1987.

Arrangement: Organization: I. Administrative files; II. Architectural plans; III. Technical notebooks of the Architectural Studio Tau; IV. Drawings of fragments; V. Photographs; VI. Negatives & transparencies; VII. Slides; VIII. Catalogues relating to fragments; IX. Exhibition materials; X. Ephemera.
Physical Desc.: ca. 1700 items..

Summary: Directed by Prof. James Packer, in conjunction with staff members from the Photo Archive (now Photo Study Collection), the project documents the principal excavated structures of the Forum of Trajan through photography, in full-sized drawings and sections of the most important architectural fragments, and in the first measured, large-scale archaeological plan of the area.

Series I. Administrative files, ca. 2 linear ft., 1985-1987: Administrative files of Jeanne Marty and Susan Wester, reflecting the range of activity involved in organizing and conducting the project. Of particular note is the Conservation Survey Report of the site, by Jerry Podany, Conservator of Antiquities at the J. Paul Getty Museum. Consult Photo Study Collection for access.

Series II. Architectural plans, 184 items, 1986-1987: Executed principally by the Rome-based architectural studios Tau and Groma, with two drawings by Studio Creta. In addition to the complete set of plans (27 items), the series includes working drawings (ink, black-line & blueprint). The large-scale plans (1:50) include groundplans, elevations, plans of the entire site, detailed charting of the locations of fragments not included in the final plan, and pavement designs.

Series III. Technical Notebooks of the Architectural Studio Tau, 6 items: Technical reports, data disks, field books, and plans which document the methodology used to record the Forum of Trajan.

Series IV. Drawings of fragments, ca. 300 items, 1985: Executed by Kevin Lee Sarring, project architect, the drawings comprise sections of approximately 100 of the major fragments at the sight. Measured drawings (61 x 64 cm.) in ink include profiles of the critical architectural components and their ornamentation.

Inventory of drawings: Black-line on mylar; 104 items (scale 1.25). Inked blueprints; 28 items (1.25). Blueprints from preliminary drawings; 2 v., ca. 60 items each (1.25). Worksheets, pencil drawings & photographs; 79 drawings (some annotated), with photos, tracings and misc. preparatory material appended, with a bound set of the 79 preliminary drawings (1.50).

Series V. Photographs, ca. 500 items (480 8″ x 10″ b/w, 20 5″ x 7″ color), 1985-1986: Includes general and aerial views of the Forum, and photographs of fragments. Consult Photo Study Collection for access.

Series VI. Negatives & transparencies, 545 items, 1985-1986: Views of the archaeological site and fragments by Eugenio Monti and Barbara Bini, with aerial views (transparencies) by Aerotop. Negatives of the drawings of fragments by Sarring. Prints of the negatives and transparencies available. Access provided by an online inventory, ANTNEGS, in the repository’s STAR system.

Series VII. Slides, 745 items, 1985-1986. Same views as the negatives & transparencies. Consult Photo Study Collection for access.

Series VIII. Catalogues relating to fragments, 15 v., 1985-1987. Includes: Catalogue of locations of fragments [3 chron. versions; final version (400 p.) contains bibliography and appendices]; Forum of Trajan computer data [3 v. of worksheets compiled by Prof. Packer on 173 fragments]; Inventory of photographs [3 v., ca. 250 p.]; Numbering system catalogue [24 p. + 6 floppy disks comprising a concordance to system used to identify fragments].

Series IX. Exhibition materials, 17 items, 1986. Includes 10 mounted blow-ups from color slides, 6 mounted xerox reductions of architectural plans and a ground plan of the Villa Adriana. Consult Photo Study Collection for access.

Series X. Ephemera, 1 item. Plaster model of the first order of the Forum of Trajan (42 x 11.5 cm). Consult Photo Study Collection for access.

Language: English

Notes: Mss. (typescripts); plans; drawings; photographs (negatives, transparencies & slides); printed matter.
Materials located in Photo Study, Special Collections, and the Institutional Archives.

Subjects: Architecture, Roman — Italy
Rome (Italy) — Antiquities, Roman
Forum of Trajan (Rome, Italy)

Contributors: Packer, James E.

ID/Acc. No.:
2104-707
1987.IA.07
85.P.4 (ser.VI,VII,IX)

Access/Rights: Unprocessed IA collection; Open for use by qualified researchers.

FONTE | SOURCE:

— Prof. James E. Packer (ed.), “Records of the Photographic Campaign in the Forum of Trajan, 1985-1987.” The Getty Research Institute [02|2015].

http://primo.getty.edu/primo_library/libweb/action/dlDisplay.do?vid=GRI&afterPDS=true&institution=01GRI&docId=GETTY_ALMA21140734910001551

FOTO | FONTE \ SOURCE:

— ROME, PROF. James E. Packer along with other scholars and students touring the ruins of the Forum of Trajan and other sites within the Imperial Forums in late October 2013, foto courtesy of Prof. arch. Adam Gross, FAIA (Oct. 2013 [03|2014]). http://wp.me/pPRv6-1Tz & http://agrome2013.blogspot.com/

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