Maestri ticinesi, magistri grigioni: Two Panels at AAIS 2014, Zurich

Italian Art Society sponsored sessions

An enthusiastic response to the call for papers yielded two panels on “Maestri ticinesi, magistri grigioni: Swiss-Italian Architects and Craftsmen in Early Modern Europe” at the upcoming American Association for Italian Studies 2014 conference in Zurich. The first panel focuses on architects, while the second turns its attention to craftsmen. As befits the international topic, the eight speakers represent five different countries, and their six papers treat geographies from Rome and Piedmont all the way to Bohemia, Lithuania, and the British Isles.

The two panels have been scheduled back-to-back on Friday afternoon, 23 May 2014, in the main building of the Universität Zürich.

Special thanks to the Italian Art Society for sponsoring the panels, and to Nadja Horsch for agreeing to moderate the “Craftsmen” segment.

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Maestri ticinesi, magistri grigioni: Swiss-Italian Architects and Craftsmen in Early Modern Europe I: Architects
Friday, 23 May 2014, 15:30-16:45, Room KO2-F-173
Moderator: Susan Klaiber

Domenico Fontana’s Trasportatione dell´obelisco vaticano – the prototype of a new genre of architectural literature
Nadja Horsch, Universität Leipzig

Imported versus local tradition: the example of Bohemia
Madleine Skarda, Universität Zürich

Un sodalizio “ticinese” nella Roma del Settecento: i rapporti di committenza tra Livio Odescalchi e Carlo Buratti
Maria Gabriella Pezone, Seconda Università di Napoli

Maestri ticinesi, magistri grigioni: Swiss-Italian Architects and Craftsmen in Early Modern Europe II: Craftsmen
Friday, 23 May 2014, 17:00-18:15, Room KO2-F-173
Moderator: Nadja Horsch

Maestri ticinesi nel cantiere della reggia di Venaria Reale (1660-1713). Competenze professionali, mestieri, organizzazione del cantiere
Mauro Volpiano, Politecnico di Torino

From Ticino to Lithuania: materials and techniques of stucco decoration
Giovanni Cavallo, Giacinta Jean, Stefania Luppichini, University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland (SUPSI)

Building on Beard: maestri ticinesi in eighteenth-century Britain and Ireland
Christine Casey, Trinity College, Dublin

Organizer of both panels: Susan Klaiber

View panel abstracts online or as a Word document.