14.05.2019

Renaissance Architectural Prints and the Cultural Techniques of Copying

Research Seminar mit Michael J.Waters

Präsentation

The advent of printing has long been derided as enabling individuals with little capacity for invention to design buildings by means of copying. For some theorists, this seemingly unimaginative replication of mechanically reproduced images heralded the rise of a banal formalism. While scholars have challenged this simplistic understanding of architecture in the age of printing, little attention has been paid to the practices of copying at the heart of this belief. Confronting this paradigm, this paper explores the complex ways in which the remediation of printed images shaped architectural practice already in the Renaissance. It argues that commonplace acts of copying, processes of direct translation, and even seemingly mundane activities such as the replication of printed treatises constitute an overlooked cultural technique, one that became integral to the dynamic, intermedial processes of architectural design that developed in the sixteenth century.

Wissenschaftliche Organisation: Charles Kang

Veranstaltungsort /Address/Indirizzo

Villino Stroganoff
Via Gregoriana 22
00187 Rom

Kontakt
Anna Paulinyi
+39 0669 993-227
paulinyi(at)biblhertz.it

Veranstaltungsdetails

Dienstag, 14. Mai 2019
13.30 Uhr

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Michael J. Waters

... is an assistant professor in the Department of Art History and Archaeology at Columbia University and currently a fellow at Villa I Tatti, The Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies.