Pope Nicholas V was the father of modern urban planning. Burroughs's fine study of the Rome that Nicholas and his contemporaries planned is authoritative in its scholarship and innovative in its interpretation. -- James Ackerman, Kingsley Porter Professor of Fine Arts, Emeritus Harvard University More than a history of fifteenth century Rome during its early modern formation, Burroughs outlines a new theroy of urbanism, relating architecture and the built environment to the land and to human processes of communication. This book is a unique synthesis of semiotic theory, documentary research, and interpretation of urban image, form and function -- an important contribution to renaissance studies and the history of art. -- George L. Gorse, Viola Horton Associate Professor of the History of Art, Pomona and Scripps Colleges
Charles Burroughs is Associate Professor of Art History at the State University of New York at Binghamton.