Rinascimenti Series

2018 Mar 01

Bruno Zevi. A joint lecture by Caspar Pearson and Roberto Dulio

Location: 

Palazzo Grifoni Budini Gattai, Via dei Servi 51, 50122 Firenze
6:00pm

Faced with the task of reconstruction following the Second World War, architects interpreted the Renaissance in a variety of ways. Sometimes seen as a model of ‘rebirth,’ the Renaissance could also appear as the chief repository of the defunct canons from which modern architects had to escape. Bruno Zevi continually negotiated such oppositions in his historical and critical writings, as he sought to interrogate the meaning of the Renaissance for the modern world.... Read more about Bruno Zevi. A joint lecture by Caspar Pearson and Roberto Dulio

2017 Nov 06

"Time does not heal all Wounds: The Place of George Kubler’s 'The Shape of Time' within his Oeuvre, and its Colonial Discontents”

Location: 

Istituto degli Innocenti, Sala Brunelleschi, Piazza della Santissima Annunziata, 50121, Florence
6:00pm

The series of lectures and seminars "Rinascimenti" is jointly organized by Villa I Tatti and the Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz – Max Planck Institut.... Read more about "Time does not heal all Wounds: The Place of George Kubler’s 'The Shape of Time' within his Oeuvre, and its Colonial Discontents”

2017 Mar 20

“Gombrich on the Pleasures and Perils of Circular Thinking”

Location: 

Istituto degli Innocenti, Sala Brunelleschi Piazza della Santissima Annunziata 50121 Firenze
6:00pm

The Renaissance is a historiographical fable of the nineteenth century. Twentieth-century art history was shaped by various forms of dissatisfaction with the patterns and priorities it imposed. Few scholars, however, grasped the unresolved tension within the concept of Renaissance between an affirmative unrest (rebirth, a beginning) and the promise of closure through integration (the classic, an endpoint).... Read more about “Gombrich on the Pleasures and Perils of Circular Thinking”