Termini. Cornerstone of Modern Rome

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Autore: Arthur Weststeijn, Frederick Whitling
Anno edizione: 2017 
Collana: Papers of the Royal Netherlands Institute in Rome, 65
Isbn: 978-88-7140-813-2
Materie: Storia, Architettura
Formato: 21x28
Pagine: 168

Termini. Cornerstone of Modern Rome deals with the fate of one of the oldest and largest tangible remains of ancient Rome: the fourth century BCE city wall, incorporated in the city’s symbol of modernity, the central train station of Termini. Through a “heritageography” of the renowned station, the book tells a history of modern Italy and the classical tradition, exploring the dynamic of the interplay of ancient and modern in the Eternal City in the period 1860–1950.


Introduction: Servio Tullio prende il treno 
Mixing memory and desire: heritageography in Modern 
Rome Confronting the "classical": Roots and regulations 

I - Termini Before Termini 
Walls and Gauls: The area of Termini in antiquity 
Sunlit symbolism: Termini from the Middle Ages to the nineteenth century 
Return to the villa: Archaeology and commerce in the Enlightenment 

II - Termini I: From Papal Station to Italian Station 
"Chemin de fer, chemin d'enfer": Building a papal railway 
The expropriation of Villa Massimo 
A Station is born: Excavating the Servian wall 
Focal point of the nation: Destruction and discovery 

III - The Five Hundred and the Lion. Negotiating Terms at Termini 
Remembering a King and five hundreds soldiers: The Dogali monument 
Restaging empire: The archaeological exhibition of 1911 
The obelisk and the lion: The fascist takeover at Termini 

Termini II: Fascist Flanks, Roman Dinosaur 
"The first and last salute from Rome": Debating the future of Termini 
Enter Mazzoni: The modern and the classical 
War: From optimism to opportunism 
Changing façades: the post-war competition and the final design 
The last debate: Terminating Termini 

Conclusion: Servio Tullio perde il treno? 
Heritageography, memory and desire 
Cornered stones, cornerstone 

Index of names 
Publications of the Royal Netherlands Institute in Rome.



Consigliato sul New York Times tra la bibliografia fondamentale per cogliere tutte le sfumature della Roma moderna e contemporanea (vedi articolo)