La migrazione delle fontane nelle trasformazioni edilizie di Roma
In: Quaderni dell'Istituto di Storia dell'Architettura: 73-74, 2021
The relocation of Fountains during the Roman Urban Transformations
The relocation of the fountain of the Amphorae, to return to the place for which it was designed almost a century earlier, offers an interesting reason for reflection on the migrations of these small artefacts.
In fact the fountain represents an architectural element, often punctual or in any case of reduced size, which characterizes the qualities of a given context and profoundly influences its environmental perception. Furthermore, the sacredness and importance of the water, together with the advantages of provisioning, have always conditioned the choice of the formal configuration. Individual artists and workers, able of combining technical ability and aesthetic skill, have frequently experimented with designing objects that have become iconic in the urban image. The text deals with the events and moves of the fountains in Piazza San Pietro, Piazza Nicosia, Piazza di Sant’Andrea della Valle and Piazza Mastai as emblematic cases in the city of Rome.