Digital Nolli. 3D representation (digital model) of Giambattista Nolliâ€™s Map of Rome â€œLa Nuova Topografia di Romaâ€ (1748)
AbstractGiambattista Nolliâ€™s Map of Rome â€“ â€œLa Nuova Topografia di Romaâ€ â€“ in its Large Size Edition (12 engraved plates, 1748) (fig. 01a) is universally recognized as the definitive urban plan of historical Rome at the height of its development after the fall of the Roman Empire. It accurately represents Papal Rome at the end of its splendid growth throughout the Middle Ages, the Renaissance and the Baroque, almost exactly up to the period between Rococo and Neoclassicism, i.e at the edge of the Modern period. A major amputation has been inflicted by modernity on Nolliâ€™s Rome: after the unification of Italy, the direct contact of the city with the river was erased. The three-dimensional digital reconstruction of Nolliâ€™s Rome promises to be a long-lasting project, a truly ongoing research to be carried out over time: 1. A realization of the complete digital model of Nolliâ€™s Rome within the imperial walls in 1:250Â scale. Buildings will be represented in their true height and the real or realistic conformation of roofs, coverings, or vaults and domes. Two reference models will be used: the aforementioned model by the French Army (1849) and the plastic model of Imperial Rome in Emperor Constantineâ€™s age, on display in the Museo della CiviltÃ Romana (Museum of Roman Civilization) in Rome (at EUR); 2. To experiment with it all scales of representation, all the way to the more finely detailed ones permitted by a study of the great historical ichnographic heritage and the direct study of the still existing and living parts of Nolliâ€™s town.
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- 2d Digital Nolli: University of Oregon on the 2D digital interactive Nolli map; reference person: Jim Tice, Erik Steine: details available on (http://nolli.uoregon.edu/). Outcome: Martin Koppenhoefer: (http://nolli-app.com/index-it.html.).
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