magazén International Journal for Digital and Public Humanities

Journal | magazén
Monographic journal issue | 3 | 1 | 2022
Research Article | Dealing with Absence

Dealing with Absence

The city is a set of arbitrary visual experiences dispersed in time that must necessarily be integrated. In studying the absences, Bruno Toscano writes that “the city would appear to us in a less verisimilar facies if we resigned ourselves to consider it forever amputated of the missing parts just because they are missing”. The comparison with an evanescent patrimony such as the painted facades in Renaissance Rome imposes a methodological reflection on various fields of application. The loss could instead open up research perspectives and propose new ways of restoring the memory of the genre. The ambition is to make usable again an aspect of Renaissance Rome in its sedimentation and specificity as an object of vision and reconstruction and as a specific field of Digital Humanities.


Open access | Peer reviewed

Submitted: Feb. 28, 2022 | Accepted: May 17, 2022 | Published: June 30, 2022 | Language: it

Keywords Italian Renaissance Digital Humanities History of art Virtual heritage Urban environment

Subtags Works of Art Visualisation Participation Society Communication Technology Image data Monuments Preservation


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