6 November 2013 / 16:00 - 17:30
TPTI- Techniques, Patrimoine, Territoires de l'Industrie – EMMC
Academic Status: Professor in History of Architecture at the IUAV (Venice) from november 2000. Member of the board in the joint Ph.D. programme IUAV-University of Ca’ Foscari- Università of Verona in “History of Arts”. Member of the board of the international TPTI Master as a part of the “Erasmus Mundus” European Programme of Education in association with Université Paris 1-Panthèon, Universidade de Evora, Università di Padova. Visiting professor at the Ecole pratique de hautes etudes (Paris), at the Edinburgh University (Great Britain), at the Universidad CUJAE de l’Habana (Cuba).
University education: Born in Modena (1950). Milan. 1969-75, Politecnico of Milan, Master in Architecture; 1976-77, Princeton University (USA), MA thesis on Architecture and Urban History.
Appointments and jobs in Urban History: President of the Italian Society for Urban History (AISU) from 2009 to 2013; now member of the steering committee. Leader and/or co-leader in four sessions of EAUH (European Association of Urban History) symposiums: Venice 1998, Edinburgh 2002, Athens 2004, Prague 2012.
Major fields of interest: mainly focused on Italian urban history and architecture of 19.th and 20.th centuries. Author of various publications in Italian, such as the book on national town planning bodies at the turn of the century. The problem has been also taken in a broader perspective, concerning in particular 19.th century urban centres. Pivotal figures of architecture and urban planning have been described in some books and articles. Venetian architecture and urban design of the XIX-XX.th centuries is another field of studies.
Research Projects: Responsible for the Italian side of the three-years international research programme “Venezia y Granada: Orientalismo y Arquitectura” (2010-12) . Member of the board in the nationwide two-years national research programme “Il museo della città” (“The urban museum”, 2011-13).
Languages: English and French spoken and written, Spanish and German fairly spoken
List of the main publications:
La città contesa. Dagli ingegneri sanitari agli urbanisti, 1885-1942 (1989)
Camillo Sitte e i suoi interpreti (editor,1992),
L'invenzione del passato. Camillo Boito e l'architettura neomedievale, 1855-1890 (1997),
Gustavo Giovannoni. Dal capitello alla città (editor, 1997),
Camillo Boito. Un’architettura per l’Italia unita (editor with Francesca Castellani, 2000)
La città dell’Ottocento, 2001
La Grande Venezia (editor, 2002).
Daniele Donghi, i molti aspetti di un ingegnere totale, (editor with Giuliana Mazzi, 2006),
Una città cosmopolita. Fiume nell’età dualistica, 2009.
Officina IUAV, (editor with Martina Carraro, 2012)
Il bello e l’utile. Prato della Valle nella Padova di Memmo, 2012
Orientalismo. Arte y arquitectura entre Granada y Venecia, (editor with Juan Calatrava, 2012)