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AN DER SCHWELLE ZWISCHEN STADT UND MEER FRÜHNEUZEITLICHE UFERPROMENADEN IN MESSINA, PALERMO UND NEAPEL

Stephanie Hanke
Mitteilungen des Kunsthistorischen Institutes in Florenz
56. Bd., H. 1, Littoral and Liminal Spaces The Early Modern Mediterranean and Beyond (2014), pp. 36-57
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/23890553
Page Count: 22
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Abstract

The development of seafronts on the threshold between land and water is, in its present state, a recent phenomenon in the history of maritime cities. However, precursors for this type of social appropriation of urban littoral zones were already developed in the southern Italian towns of Messina, Palermo and Naples in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. In all three towns the littoral areas underwent fundamental changes, which led to a far-reaching redefinition of the relationship between the city and the sea. The towns, which all belonged to the Habsburg Empire, developed different but mutually referential harbor fronts that obtained a new character through the construction of quays, representative buildings as well as sculptural ornamentation. This progress was accompanied by an increased social appropriation of the littoral zone, which was discovered as an attractive space for the passeggiata. The article discusses the interplay between artistic and functional development and addresses the relationship between the view of and from the city, i.e. between the self-representation of the city towards the sea and the latter's aesthetic perception through the eyes of contemporaries.

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