The study traces, over a time span of ninety years, a historical outline of the books on modern architecture which were published by the Roman printing and publishing house De Rossi "alla Pace". In particular, attention is given to the relationship between the editorial choices of Giovanni Giacomo and then Domenico De Rossi and the evolution of architectural culture in Rome during the second half of the seventeenth and the first decades of the eighteenth century. But the essay also follows a second line of research. By considering the whole documentation relating to the De Rossi printing and publishing house between 1648 and 1738, the author sheds new light on many aspects of the production and trade of architecture books in Rome during the Baroque age. Among these the development of technology and its consequences, the protection of copyright through the papal "privilegio", the rules of the employment relationship linking the artists to the publisher, the issue of ownership of copper plates, the selling prices of loose prints and bound volumes, the forms of competition between publishers, printers and booksellers working in Rome, the relationships and exchanges between De Rossi and publishing houses of the same importance in other Italian and European cities.

Rappresentare Roma moderna. La stamperia De Rossi alla Pace tra industria del libro e cultura architettonica (1648-1738)

ANTINORI, Aloisio
2013

Abstract

The study traces, over a time span of ninety years, a historical outline of the books on modern architecture which were published by the Roman printing and publishing house De Rossi "alla Pace". In particular, attention is given to the relationship between the editorial choices of Giovanni Giacomo and then Domenico De Rossi and the evolution of architectural culture in Rome during the second half of the seventeenth and the first decades of the eighteenth century. But the essay also follows a second line of research. By considering the whole documentation relating to the De Rossi printing and publishing house between 1648 and 1738, the author sheds new light on many aspects of the production and trade of architecture books in Rome during the Baroque age. Among these the development of technology and its consequences, the protection of copyright through the papal "privilegio", the rules of the employment relationship linking the artists to the publisher, the issue of ownership of copper plates, the selling prices of loose prints and bound volumes, the forms of competition between publishers, printers and booksellers working in Rome, the relationships and exchanges between De Rossi and publishing houses of the same importance in other Italian and European cities.
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