Research report 2015 - Bibliotheca Hertziana - Max Planck Institute for Art History

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

Michalsky, Tanja
Bibliotheca Hertziana – Max-Planck-Institut für Kunstgeschichte, Rom
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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