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Conclusion: Rethinking Preservation Practices in Renaissance Rome

David Karmon

in The Ruin of the Eternal City

Published in print April 2011 | ISBN: 9780199766895
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199896745 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199766895.003.0007
Conclusion: Rethinking Preservation Practices in Renaissance Rome

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The ruin of the Eternal City can suggest not just the downfall but also the enduring survival of ancient Rome. Preservation practices in Renaissance Rome encourage us to rethink how preservation takes place, why it is important, and what it can achieve, in terms of specific sites as well as in terms of forging culture and identity.

Keywords: ruins; alternative approaches; conservatism; innovation; inevitable flux; continuity; change

Chapter.  2333 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Ancient and Classical Art (to 500 CE)

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