Entangled Histories, Multiple Geographies: Program

EAHN 2015 Conference Program Now Online

The EAHN 2015 Regional Thematic Conference Entangled Histories, Multiple Geographies will be held in Belgrade from 14-17 October 2015. The conference program is now available online, and features twelve panels organized in four sessions of three panels each. The panels are further classified within eight tracks: Transfer, Politicized City, Ideology, Communities’ Roots, Historiography, Identity, Contested Heritage and Constructed Traditions. Three keynote speakers – Branko Mitrović, Eeva-Liisa Pelkonen, and Aleksandar Kadijević – and a concluding roundtable moderated by Ana Miljački frame the conference program as plenary sessions.

A detailed program for the session I will chair on 16 October, Contested Heritage, may be downloaded here as a PDF file. The images below give a preview of the themes to be covered by the five papers in my session.

Re | Visiting Piedmontese Baroque Architecture Tour Material Online

EAHN 2014 Two-Day Post-Conference Tour Documentation

The European Architectural History Network Third International Meeting (Turin, Politecnico di Torino, 19-21 June 2014) offered a rich program of twenty-one conference tours, among these the two-day Re | Visiting Piedmontese Baroque Architecture.  This study tour (22-23 June) presented key monuments as seen through the historiographic lens of earlier scholarly exploration of Baroque Piedmont.

As a permanent resource for tour participants and others interested in the topic, a page in the Resources section of this website now archives supporting material from the tour as PDF and JPEG downloads. These downloads include the tour itinerary, a selection of maps, documentation for travels in the region by A. E. Brinckmann and Rudolf Wittkower, as well as image dossiers for the sites visited.

In addition, a Google Map documents the principal stations of the tour, and a separate page of selected links leads to further reliable, content-rich web resources on most of the sites.

Tour leaders:
Pino Dardanello, Susan Klaiber, Edoardo Piccoli

Tour organizers
Roberto Caterino, Susan Klaiber, Walter Leonardi, Edoardo Piccoli

Resource Pages
Re | Visiting Piedmontese Baroque Architecture
Links for Re | Visiting Piedmontese Baroque Architecture

EAHN 2014 Turin Postscript

Piedmontese Baroque Roundtable in Open Access Proceedings

Juvarra sheet MMA 35_115v_CROPPEDThe proceedings of the European Architectural History Network Third International Meeting (held in Turin, 19-21 June 2014) have been published online by the Politecnico di Torino as an open access PDF. The publication contains all abstracts and most papers or discussion positions from the conference’s thirty-two sessions and roundtables, running to 1233 pages and 30 MB. The proceedings are licensed with a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International license Creative Commons License.

All of the abstracts and five of the six discussion positions presented in my roundtable Piedmontese Baroque Architecture Studies Fifty Years On can be downloaded here in a more convenient excerpt from the proceedings. Though the texts do not capture the lively discussions they ignited at the roundtable and afterward, they do reproduce the pointed and sometimes provocative positions staked out by the panelists.

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Michela Rosso, editor, Investigating and Writing Architectural History: Subjects, Methodologies and Frontiers. Papers from the Third EAHN International Meeting (Turin: Politecnico di Torino, 2014).

Image: Filippo Juvarra, Sheet with Architectural Drawing (verso), pen and brown ink, brush and brown wash, over graphite, 21 x 17.8 cm
Source: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Fletcher Fund, 1935, 35.115

EAHN 2014 Program Booklet


European Architectural History Network Third International Meeting

Turin, 19-21 June 2014

The general program of keynotes, sessions, study tours and other events at the upcoming EAHN 2014 conference is now available as a PDF download. For full details of individual papers and tours, please consult the conference website.

See also this post on my roundtable Piedmontese Baroque Architecture Studies Fifty Years On.

Looking forward to seeing many colleagues in Turin!

Piedmontese Baroque Architecture Roundtable at EAHN 2014

Piedmontese Baroque Architecture Studies Fifty Years On
EAHN 2014, Turin, 20 June 2014

The European Architectural History Network Third International Meeting takes place in Turin from 19-21 June 2014, hosted by the Politecnico di Torino. The conference program offers thirty-two parallel sessions and roundtables, including the roundtable I have organized on the historiography of Piedmontese Baroque architecture. The conference’s three keynote speakers are Alina Payne, Hartmut Frank, and Fulvio Irace. A rich selection of tours rounds out the program, with a two-day post-conference tour Re | Visiting Piedmontese Baroque Architecture designed to complement my roundtable.

Consult the conference website for complete details of the entire program.

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Piedmontese Baroque Architecture Studies Fifty Years On
8.30-11.15: Friday, June 20
Roundtable Chair: Susan Klaiber, independent scholar, Switzerland

Architectural Exchanges Between Rome and Turin Before Guarini
Marisa Tabarrini
La Sapienza – Università di Roma, Italy

Guarino Guarini: the First ‘Baroque’ Architect
Marion Riggs
Independent scholar, Italy

The Multifaceted Uses of Guarini’s Architettura Civile in 1968
Martijn van Beek
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands

Idealism and Realism: Augusto Cavallari Murat
Elena Gianasso
Politecnico di Torino, Italy

A Regional Artistic Identity? Three Exhibitions in Comparison
Giuseppe Dardanello
Università degli Studi di Torino, Italy

Wittkower’s ‘Gothic’ Baroque: Piedmontese buildings as seen around 1960
Cornelia Jöchner
Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany

View roundtable abstracts online (click on paper title for abstract) or as a PDF document.

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.

Vitruvius in the Early Modern Era

Panel at CAA 2014, Chicago, 14 February 2014

mvitrvviipollion00vitr_0005Victor Deupi and Richard John have organized a broad-ranging session on reception of Vitruvius during the early modern era for the College Art Association’s 102nd annual conference in Chicago. My contribution to the session, Vitruvius and Pious Learning, examines reception of the De Architectura in early modern religious orders. I am extremely grateful to the Samuel H. Kress Foundation and the College Art Association for a travel grant that subsidizes my attendance at the conference and participation in the Vitruvius panel.

Aspects of Vitruvius’s Reception: New Research in Architectural Practice and Theory in the Early Modern World

Time: 2:30 PM—5:00 PM
Location: Hilton Chicago, 3rd Floor, Astoria Room

Chairs: Victor Luis Deupi, New York Institute of Technology; Richard John, University of Miami

Translating Vitruvius in the Quattrocento: Ancient Theory or Contemporary Practice?
Angeliki Pollali, DEREE-The American College of Greece

Sundials and Water Organs: The Vitruvian Tradition in Italian Gardens
Natsumi Nonaka, University of Texas at Austin

Vitruvius and Pious Learning
Susan Klaiber, Winterthur, Switzerland

Vitruvius in Early Modern England: The Case of the Royal Society, 1660–1695
Matthew Walker, University of Oxford

James Gibbs’s Rules for Drawing (1732) and Vitruvius’s Method for the Ionic Order
Richard John, University of Miami

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Kircher Vitruvian TheaterFrom my presentation: Athanasius Kircher, reconstruction of Vitruvian theater (De Architectura, Book V), Phonurgia Nova (Kempten: Rudolph Dreherr, 1673): 74.
Source: Google Books / Bayerische Staatsbibliothek

Image above left: M. Vitrvvii Pollionis De architectura libri decem / cvm commentariis Danielis Barbari… (Venetiis : Apud Franciscum Franciscium Senensem, & Ioan. Crugher Germanum, 1567).
Source: Getty Research Library / Internet Archive

Architecture and Early Modern Jesuit Mathematics

Wuppertal_Jesuit_Mathematics_posterI am looking forward to participating in the upcoming workshop Teaching and Publishing Mathematics and Science in the Society of Jesus in Early Modern Europe organized by Prof. Volker Remmert at the Interdisciplinary Centre for Science and Technology Studies (IZWT), Bergische Universität Wuppertal, 12-13 June 2013. The international roster of speakers promises stimulating contributions from a variety of viewpoints. My own talk examines architectural topics featured in Jesuit mathematical publications, c. 1590-1750.
Image: IZWT Wuppertal (click to enlarge)