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Le teorie, le tecniche, i repertori figurativi nella prospettiva d'architettura tra il '400 e il '700

Dall'acquisizione alla lettura del dato
  • Edited by:
  • Maria Teresa Bartoli,
  • Monica Lusoli,

The Modern Age perspective was born as a bridge between art and science. It made art necessary and science visible; its breeding ground was architecture, which has always involved the lovers of one and the other in synergy. The field of thought in which perspective was conceived focused on the highest topics: the universe and the earth. Starting from astronomers-geographers and topographers, perspective was built over time as a discipline and a scientific-artistic method, systematically deriving a theorem from another, in a crescendo of complexity, which has sometimes taken on acrobatic forms, not open to evidence. The perspective techniques developed over time have accompanied the figures of architecture and of the graphic arts in their changes. Nowadays, the current information technologies make it possible to study the models of this artistic field with the confidence of being able to bring to light a new story about it. This volume collects the essays of 44 researchers who, within an Italian National Project launched in 2011 and coordinated by Riccardo Migliari (from Rome), joined the call of the group in Florence, which Maria Teresa Bartoli directed, in order to illustrate their method of cultural and technical approach to the theme through a case study: be it represented by a painting or by the passages of a treatise.

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Maria Teresa Bartoli

University of Florence, Italy - ORCID: 0000-0003-1492-6149

Monica Lusoli

University of Florence, Italy - ORCID: 0000-0002-8553-3476

Maria Teresa Bartoli is Professor of Architectural Survey at the University of Florence, and has carried out several researches on the historical architectural drawings, including studies on perspective, central projections and on the design of Florenceā€™s Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque architecture. The studies are always based on careful surveys, measuring both the building and its representation. Analysing the surveys always provides for a relationship between the applied measures and the logic of the drawing which the author, architect or painter conceived, then put in relation to the scientific paradigms of their time, which are not always known to current historiography. Among her monographs: Musso e non quadro, la strana figura di Palazzo Vecchio dal suo rilievo, whose aim is the analysis of the shape of the building, which was carried out using a survey, whose related drawings are presented in the volume.
Monica Lusoli is a PhD in History of Architecture and of the City, with a specialization in History, Analysis, Evaluation of Architectural and Environmental Heritage, and collaborates with the Course of History of Architecture and with the Restoration Laboratory Course of the Department of Architecture of the University of Florence. She is involved in university researches, and is interested in the protection and promotion of monumental buildings and minor historic towns. She also participates in the organization of international conferences on restoration and on the study of the Quadratura painting, particularly in the area of Tuscany. She contributes to the historical and morphological analysis of the architectural heritage by integrating accurate bibliographic and documentary research with a careful investigation of the buildings based on their surveys.
  • Publication Year: 2015
  • Pages: 488
  • eISBN: 978-88-6655-884-2
  • Content License: CC BY-SA 4.0
  • © 2015 Author(s)

  • Publication Year: 2015
  • eISBN: 978-88-9273-297-1
  • Content License: CC BY-SA 4.0
  • © 2015 Author(s)

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Le teorie, le tecniche, i repertori figurativi nella prospettiva d'architettura tra il '400 e il '700

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Maria Teresa Bartoli, Monica Lusoli

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