Vasi’s Grand Tour of Rome
The University of Oregon team that brought us the Nolli Map of Rome has something new for us: Imago Urbis: Giuseppe Vasi’s Grand Tour of Rome, which links Giambattista Nolli’s 1748 map of Rome with Vasi’s contemporary etchings of Rome’s architectural landscape. The interface blends the two artists’ work: click the icons on the interactive version of Nolli’s map and see Vasi’s images. From the Web site: “The reciprocity between Vasi’s views and the Nolli map enables one to enter into, and examine Rome in detail, including many neglected corners of the Settecento city. Passing from map to view and from view to map, one can reconstruct 18th century sites that have since changed completely or entirely disappeared.” More from the Eugene, Oregon Register-Guard.