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History of Venetian Architecture

The History of Venetian Architecture Course

is aimed to all those who, parallel with studying Italian language want to learn about Venetian culture investigating its architectural and urban structure.

We are going to explain why the city was constructed “on water” and which consequences this particular choice had on Venice’s development from establishment until present day.

 

During the course we will cover the following topics:

The development of territorial tissue (mainly that of the historical center but also of the whole lagoon and the mainland) with a particular reference to the city’s toponymy

The analysis of the layout and the characteristics of a typical Venetian palace and the study of  some specific architectures including Saint Mark’s Basilica, The Dodge’s Palace, the Rialto bridge etc

We will learn about some of the most influential individuals that marked the Venetian architectural scene such as the great sixteenth-century masters Andrea Palladio and Jacopo Sansovino.

 

The intention of this course is not to transmit only historical and technical notions related to city’s architecture but rather to illustrate the connection between the unique urban form, the history, the ways of life and the characteristic territory in which Venice stands.

 

The course is held by architects graduated at University IUAV of Venice, living in Venice who know the city very well both from the architectural and the social point of view.

The lessons are itinerant, discovering step by step Venice and its architectural peculiarities.

P.S Lessons of Venetian architecture history in the classroom are available upon request.

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