Porta Nuova a Palermo (XVI secolo). La vicenda, i protagonisti , i modelli, in Entrare in città: di archi e di porte, numero monografico della rivista "Roma Moderna e Contemporanea" a cura di G. Bonaccorso, C. Conforti

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Abstract

Porta Nuova, executed during the second half of 16th century, constitues a remarkable episod for numerous functional, symbolic and celebratory reasons and for the exceptional sculptural character, bound to the triumphal rhetoric of Charles V. The different yards, which have followed one another, outline a rather complex and original event, strictly linked to those of via Toledo and of the Royal Palace (to which Porta Nuova is connected) and full of personalities and external contributions. The role played by royal engineer, Antonio Salamone, and the analogies with some solutions which have been adopted in other contemporaneous executions, but also with carving models, contribute to characterize the project and to set it in a wider context and in a sphere cultural international influence of technicians and officials into Spanish Crown’s service.
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)231-248
Number of pages18
JournalROMA MODERNA E CONTEMPORANEA
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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