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English translation: genius loci waiting to be unearthed / (spirit of the place)

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08:21 Jan 10, 2008
Italian to English translations [PRO]
Art/Literary - Architecture
Italian term or phrase: "genius loci inedito"
"...hanno intrapreso con entusiasmo il rilievo di questi cortili, cervando di verificare l'esistenza di qualche "genius loci inedito" e provando a registrare eventuali ricorrenze compositive."

'genius loci' is in italic style
calleklen
Local time: 16:53
English translation:genius loci waiting to be unearthed / (spirit of the place)
Explanation:
Hi there
I recently used the terms with reference to a historical palace and architectural descriptions. I'd leave the expression as it is and go for an effective adjective for "inedito" (my example is just an idea). I believe it's in italiacs coz it's latin but that's it - it's a common expression in Italian and in architecture.

Here's the explanation from Wikipedia:
"In Roman mythology a genius loci was the protective spirit of a place. It was often depicted as a snake. In contemporary usage, "genius loci" usually refers to a location's distinctive atmosphere, or a "spirit of place", rather than necessarily a guardian spirit.In the context of Modern architectural theory, genius loci has profound implications for place-making, falling within the philosophical branch of 'phenomenology'.

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Sarah Cuminetti
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Local time: 16:53
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genius loci waiting to be unearthed / (spirit of the place)


Explanation:
Hi there
I recently used the terms with reference to a historical palace and architectural descriptions. I'd leave the expression as it is and go for an effective adjective for "inedito" (my example is just an idea). I believe it's in italiacs coz it's latin but that's it - it's a common expression in Italian and in architecture.

Here's the explanation from Wikipedia:
"In Roman mythology a genius loci was the protective spirit of a place. It was often depicted as a snake. In contemporary usage, "genius loci" usually refers to a location's distinctive atmosphere, or a "spirit of place", rather than necessarily a guardian spirit.In the context of Modern architectural theory, genius loci has profound implications for place-making, falling within the philosophical branch of 'phenomenology'.



Example sentence(s):
  • Egypt , the centre of civilization, art, and culture, offers its unique site neighboring the Pyramids of Giza as a genius loci for such a cultural and architectural challenge that best addressed the world’s Third Millennium and Egypt ’s Seventh Millen
  • The site had a 'Genius Loci' in the form of woods, water and hills. It also had the remains of a Baroque garden, destroyed by the Marquis in the Brownian manner.

    Reference: http://links.jstor.org/sici?sici=0004-5608(199706)87%3A2%3C3...
    Reference: http://www.gardenvisit.com/history_theory/garden_landscape_d...
Sarah Cuminetti
Italy
Local time: 16:53
Native speaker of: Native in ItalianItalian, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 4

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agree  Russell Jones: Variations: as yet unearthed, yet undiscovered, hidden, dormant
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