• Jerusalem on the Hill: Rome and the Vision of St. Peter’s in the Renaissance: Nicholas V and Julius II

    Author(s):
    Marie Tanner (see profile)
    Date:
    2012
    Subject(s):
    Architecture, History, Middle East--Jerusalem
    Item Type:
    Book chapter
    Tag(s):
    St. Peter's Basilica, Architectural history, Jerusalem
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/z626-yv37
    Abstract:
    The project to revitalize St. Peter’s basilica as the center of a resurgent Church proceeded in step with the goal to reassert papal authority across the Italian peninsula and to extend that authority to the Eastern Mediterranean by mounting a crusade to recover the Holy Land. By embedding references to the Holy Land in the fabric of the new church, the architecture itself became the expressive voice of the papacy’s political agenda to transform the basilica, and all of Rome, into a New Jerusalem. In tracing the development of these ideas as they were introduced by Nicholas V, (1447-1455) refined by Julius II (1503-1513), and translated into physical form by Donato Bramante, this essay provides a new way of understanding myriad problems – multiple papal patrons, numerous architects, and several distinct designs – associated with the project of rebuilding St. Peter’s over almost two centuries. "La Basilica di San Pietro: Fortuna e Immagine," (Gangemi, 2012)
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