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Monuments and Images of the Moving City

Leander Touati, Anne-Marie LU (2015) In The moving City : Processions, Passages and Promenades in Ancient Rome p.203-224
Abstract
This chapter investigates the interaction between monuments, city-scape and viewers. It targets representation of movement and arrest in the public narrative reliefs of Imperial Rome. A leading idea is that movement in the image was consciously designed to connect with movement in front of it – to attract and guide the viewers’ move and gaze. As a consequence, the nature of the monument and its immediate topographical surrounding are factors that should enter any explanation of these imageries. To demonstrate this thesis, the chapter reviews a series of famous monuments which may still be considered in their original contexts. It ends with an attempted reconstruction in which movement, directive injunction and visibility are used as leads... (More)
This chapter investigates the interaction between monuments, city-scape and viewers. It targets representation of movement and arrest in the public narrative reliefs of Imperial Rome. A leading idea is that movement in the image was consciously designed to connect with movement in front of it – to attract and guide the viewers’ move and gaze. As a consequence, the nature of the monument and its immediate topographical surrounding are factors that should enter any explanation of these imageries. To demonstrate this thesis, the chapter reviews a series of famous monuments which may still be considered in their original contexts. It ends with an attempted reconstruction in which movement, directive injunction and visibility are used as leads in a discussion on the original location and design of the dismantled and fragmented imagery of the Great Trajanic Frieze. (Less)
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imperial Rome, viewer, relief design, direction, monuments. Trajan’s Column, Column of Marcus Aurelius, Arch of Titus, Ara Pacis. Arch of the Argentarii, Severan Arch in the Forum, Arch of Constantine, Great Trajanic Frieze.
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The moving City : Processions, Passages and Promenades in Ancient Rome
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Östenberg, Ida; Malmberg, Simon and Bjonebye, Jonas
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203 - 224
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Bloomsbury publishing
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978-1-47252-800-1
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English
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  title        = {Monuments and Images of the Moving City},
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