WIT Press


Medieval Survivals In Modern Rome

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/STR990431

Volume

42

Pages

10

Published

1999

Size

1,431 kb

Author(s)

L. Bianchi

Abstract

An analysis of medieval buildings in Rome with "defensive" characteristics has been ongoing for the past four years (towers, fortified houses, fortifications on ancient monuments). The research, originally designed to provide a graphic database on architecture, developed to become systematic analysis of individual monuments, of their structural and utilitarian evolution through the ages to the present day. The paper will illustrate a series of cases in point. An additional objective of the research programme, which is inter-disciplinary, is to test non- destructive techniques on buildings to ascertain the various stages of their construction. At the same time, the idea was to produce a prototype

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