Le cancellate romane del XIX secolo. Note storiche
In: Quaderni dell'Istituto di Storia dell'Architettura: 73-74, 2021
The 19th century Roman iron gates - historical notes
The Roman iron gates of which the contribution deals are those of the nineteenth-century period, however the link with the previous and later periods is such that it is considered useful to keep it in mind for the benefit of a better understanding of the phenomenon. The choice to focus on the nineteenth century stems from the fact that, compared to other periods, studies on it are perhaps less conspicuous. The intention that informs the contribution is historical-aesthetic, and having observed that the theme does not seem to show an exclusive relationship between beauty and public relevance, the research has tried as far as possible to disregard the latter. The text is a synthesis of a larger study currently being published, which, albeit with limits and uncertainties, allows us to glimpse, beyond the evidence of French Baroque influences, authentic and qualitative experiences such as those of Borromini and a peculiar character plausibly defined as archaeological.