ROMA ARCHEOLOGIA e RESTAURO ARCHITETTURA. Nuova serie di ricostruzioni digitali del Foro Romano in: Gilbert J. Gorski & James E. Packer, The Roman Forum: A Reconstruction and Architectural Guide, Cambridge University Press (2015), pp. 1-457.
The Roman Forum was in many ways the heart of the Roman Empire. Today, the Forum exists in a fragmentary state, having been destroyed and plundered by barbarians, aristocrats, citizens and priests over the past two millennia. Enough remains, however, for archaeologists to reconstruct its spectacular buildings and monuments. This richly illustrated volume provides an architectural history of the central section of the Roman Forum during the Empire (31 BCE–476 CE), from the Temple of Julius Caesar to the monuments on the slope of the Capitoline hill. Bringing together state-of-the-art technology in architectural illustration and the expertise of a prominent Roman archaeologist, this book offers a unique reconstruction of the Forum, providing architectural history, a summary of each building’s excavation and research, scaled digital plans, elevations, and reconstructed aerial images that not only shed light on the Forum’s history but vividly bring it to life. With this book, scholars, students, architects and artists will be able to visualize for the first time since antiquity the character, design and appearance of the famous heart of ancient Rome.
Personal Note: Prof. Packer and Prof. Arch. Gorski modern work on the Roman Forum is somewhat of the revival of Prof. Arch. Gustavo Giovannoni & Prof. Giacomo Boni’s principle of the ‘Integrated Restoration-Architect and the Archaeologist’!
s.v., prof. arch. Gustavo Giovannoni, ‘Restauri di monumenti’ & prof. arch. Giacomo Boni, ‘Il «metodo» nelle esplorazioni archeologiche,’ in: BOLL. D’ ARTE, fasc. I-II (1913), pp. 1-42 & 43-67.
ROMA ARCHEOLOGICA & RESTAURO ARCHITETTURA: ‘Roma – Una bellissima passeggiata nel Foro Romano, ricostruito in 3D.’: Prof. Arch. Gilbert J. Gorski & Prof. James E. Packer, ‘The Roman Forum: A Reconstruction and Architectural Guide’, Cambridge University Press (2015), pp. 1-474; 60 b/w illus. 247 colour illus. Foto: Cambridge University Press (05|2015).
Descrizione del libro:
The Roman Forum was in many ways the heart of the Roman Empire. For every imperial structure around the Forum’s central core, this book provides a coherent architectural history, a summary of the most important past research, plans and elevations, and detailed color reconstructions showing the stages in the Forum’s architectural evolution from Augustus (14 CE) through the mid-fourth century.
— Prof. Arch. Gilbert J. Gorski is a licensed architect and the project designer for numerous buildings including the World Headquarters for the McDonald’s Corporation in Oak Brook, IL, and the Oceanarium, a major addition to the John G. Shedd Aquarium in Chicago. In 1987 he was designated the Burnham Fellow by the Chicago Architectural Club and was awarded an associate fellowship to the American Academy in Rome. Since 1989 Gorski has headed his own firm specializing in design and illustration. His drawings and paintings have been included in numerous publications and exhibits on architecture and illustration. He was twice awarded the Hugh Ferriss Memorial Prize, the nation’s highest singular honor in architectural illustration, by the American Society of Architectural Illustrators. He is also the recipient of an Institute Honor for Collaborative Achievement, awarded by the American Institute of Architects. He presently is an associate professor at the University of Notre Dame and holds the James A. and Louise F. Nolen Chair in Architecture.
— Prof. James E. Packer is Emeritus Professor of Classics at Northwestern University. He is the author of the three-volume The Forum of Trajan in Rome (1997); of numerous articles in journals, including the American Journal of Archaeology, the Journal of Roman Archaeology, the Bullettino della Commissione Archeologica Comunale di Roma, the Maryland Historian, Natural History, Croniche Pompeiane, Technology and Culture, Curator, Inland Architect, Archeo, and Archaeology; and of articles in collections, including the Lexicon Topographicum Urbis Romae (1993–2000). He is the recipient of many grants, including those from the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, the Getty Grant Program, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. He has excavated at Pompeii, in the Forum of Trajan (Rome), and in the Theater of Pompey (Rome). ‘The Forum of Trajan’ exhibition at the opening of the new Getty Museum in Los Angeles (1997) was based on Packer’s work.
Copertina rigida: 457 pagine
Editore: Cambridge University Press (11 giugno 2015)
Foto | fonte | source:
— AMAZON.CO.UK (2017).
— ROMA ARCHEOLOGICA & RESTAURO ARCHITETTURA: ‘Roma – Una bellissima passeggiata nel Foro Romano, ricostruito in 3D.’: Prof. Arch. Gilbert J. Gorski & Prof. James E. Packer, ‘The Roman Forum: A Reconstruction and Architectural Guide’, Cambridge University Press (2015), pp. 1-474; 60 b/w illus. 247 colour illus. Foto: Cambridge University Press (05|2015).
— ROMA ARCHEOLOGICA & RESTAURO ARCHITETTURA: IL FORO ROMANO – Inaugurazione “SENZA BARRIERE. Nuovi percorsi al Foro Romano” (02|12|2015). FOTO SINISTRA = Guardando verso le rovine del Tempio del Divino Giulio Cesare. FOTO DESTRA = Pittura e ricostruzione digitale di T. d. Giulio Cesare | “DIVO IVLIO” by Prof. G. Gorski & Prof. J. Packer, ‘THE ROMAN FORUM’, CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS (2015).
— Book Review of The Roman Forum: A Reconstruction and Architectural Guide, by Gilbert J. Gorski and James E. Packer. Reviewed by Roger B. Ulrich American Journal of Archaeology Vol. 121, No. 1 (January 2017)
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— THE ILLUSTRATED FORUM. Review of G.J. Gorski, J.E. Packer The Roman Forum. A Reconstruction and Architectural Guide (CUP 2015), in Classical Review, cite as: Mark Wilson Jones The Classical Review,
— Digital Archaeology and Reconstruction By Matthew Nicholls Posted 21st November 2015, New publications and recent developments in the field.
— Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2016.02.16 Gilbert J. Gorski, James E. Packer, The Roman Forum: a Reconstruction and Architectural Guide. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2015. Pp. xxii, 437. ISBN 9780521192446. $250.00.
Reviewed by Fred S. Kleiner, Boston University (firstname.lastname@example.org)