Rome: Impact of an Idea

  • 1983 ----- color ----- 29 min ----- vhs///
  • (Understanding Cities series, Part 1) Examines the design of Rome by Pope Sixtus V (1585-1590). Sixtus V created a pioneering comprehensive urban design. Much of the character of today's Rome is created by his work and the work of those who added to his farsighted plan. Most of the building of Sixtus' design was carried out after his death. It was the power of the idea, not the power of his office, that was crucial. The same is crucial for our cities today.
  • Topics: (Architecture, Art: History, Cities and Towns, Urban Planning/Restoration)