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Raphael then and now #2. Launch of Francesco P. Di Teodoro's Lettera a Leone X

Date:

07/15/2020


Raphael then and now #2. Launch of Francesco P. Di Teodoro's Lettera a Leone X

The author will be in conversation with Antonio Becchi (Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin) introduced by ICI Director Katia Pizzi.
Francesco P. Di Teodoro's recent book Lettera a Leone X di Raffaello e Baldassarre Castiglione, published by Leo S. Olschki Editore, examines the letter written to Pope Leone X by Raphael and Baldassarre Castiglione, which lays the foundations of heritage protection and is one of the most important historical-artistic writings of the Renaissance. Together with few other documents penned by or referred to Raphael, the Letter to Leone X provides invaluable insights into his view of the arts.

Please note this event is in ITALIAN

Francesco P. Di Teodoro is Professor of History of Architecture at the Polytechnic of Turin. He has been a Fellow at the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei (Centro Linceo Interdisciplinare "Beniamino Segre"), is a member of the Commission for the Edizione Nazionale dei Manoscritti e dei Disegni di Leonardo da Vinci”, Academician of Honour of the Accademia Raffaello - Urbino and of the Accademia Clementina-Bologna. He has written essays and books on, among many others, Vitruvius, Piero della Francesca, Leonardo, Bramante, Raphael, Baldassarre Castiglione, as well as a handbook on Art History, (with Giorgio Cricco). He is co-author, with Vincenzo Farinella, of the entry Raffaello in the Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani (2017), and Olschki is about to publish his new book Scritti di e per Raffaello.

Antonio Becchi is Visiting Scholar at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science (Berlin). He is co-founder of the Edoardo Benvenuto Association for the History of StructuralMechanics (1999) and of the Bibliotheca Mechanico-Architectonica (2007). He is currently conducting research on the vitruvian tradition and on the topic Old Mechanics in New Bodies: Equilibrium, Strength, Stability between Mechanical Principles and Architectural Theories (16th-20th c.) and working on the project The Finale of Antiquity: The Analytic Turn of Mechanics between Traditional Models of Thought and Claims of Autonomy, a research focusing on the connections between practical and theoretical knowledge in architecture and engineering from the sixteenth to the twentieth century.

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Information

Date: Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Time: At 5:30 pm

Organized by : ICI London

Entrance : Free


Location:

Online - Webex

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