Undergraduate and graduate programmes offered by the University iuav of Venice:

Doctoral programme in architecture, city and design

 

track

history of architecture and urban planning

(three years program)

 

seat

Palazzo Badoer

San Polo 2468

Venice

 

information

041 257 1426/1845/1865/1886/1787

infodottorati@iuav.it

 

coordinator: Massimo Bulgarelli

 

faculty body

Universitą Iuav di Venezia

Maria Bonaiti, Giovanna Curcio, Mauro Galantino, Fulvio Lenzo, Mario Piana, Vitale Zanchettin

others universities

Federico Bucci, Marco Mulazzani, Paolo Nicoloso, Francesco Repishti, Luigi Carlo Schiavi, Luka Skansi, Marida Talamona

experts

Matteo Ceriana

 

phd students

Vittorio De Battisti Besi, Silvia Bezzecchi, Marco Capponi, Olivia Sara Carli, Federica Causarano, Giorgio Danesi, Alberto Franchini, Filippo Gemelli, Riccardo Mazzoni, Nicolas Moucheront, Stefano Negri,Francesca Rognoni, Giorgia Sala,Alvise Trincanato, Chiara Velicogna, Isabella Zamboni

 

>> track presented by Massimo Bulgarelli

 

presentation

 

The doctorate programme in the History of Architecture and Urban studies was founded in 1984 under the guidance of Manfredo Tafuri. The aim of the programme is the education and training of highly specialized architectural historians. Historians successful at tackling the inherent problems of the discipline, in its broadest of meanings, with knowledge and rigor, and at contributing to the renewal of the discipline through activities of teaching, publishing, and collaboration with institutes, foundations, and entities of research, conservation and planning.

The goal of the doctorate programme is to promote study of the culture of the project. It is aimed at enhancing critical reflection on the architecture, instrumentation, thought, and choices made by architects, engineers, workers, clients, theorists, and the public, who have, from ancient times to the present day, and in geographically diverse areas, contributed to forming today’s world - a world which we are summoned to comprehend and protect.

Over time the doctorate programme has directed its main areas of study towards modern and contemporary architecture. The academic contributions produced in these areas of research have helped to accredit the programme on the international panorama.

The programme has also revived its involvement and interest in ancient and medieval architecture, thanks also to contributions from Italian and international scholars.

 

research areas

The concentrated areas of research include: the history of architectural works and of urban and territorial complexes; the history of techniques and materials; the history of representation; the history of architectural theory and thought.

The PhD programme aims at familiarizing students with the methods and approaches of the discipline used over the course of history, at promoting collaboration and communication with other similar or parallel disciplines related to architecture - such as the history of art, of ideas, of institutions, and of economics – and at supporting exchange with the international scientific community.

To this end, the PhD programme is particularly dedicated to encouraging study abroad opportunities and the presentation of research work at national and international seminars and conferences, as well as in publications.

 

Activities of the doctorate programme – organized so that periods of work in Venice alternate with periods of research conducted at other specific sites – focus on the discussion of historiography and the foundations of architectural knowledge, on direct analysis of architectural works, on the study of architectural design, on the interpretation of manuscript sources and drawings, on the acquisition of the most modern techniques of philological research, and on the divulgation of research results through verbal, written and representational means.

With this in mind, external scholars and members of the teaching body are periodically invited to present their work and current research results at seminars.

Doctorate students are expected to conduct original research in an autonomous manner, to elaborate a dissertation, and to periodically illustrate the progress of their work through written reports and presentation lectures. They are also expected to actively participate, both by presenting and discussing their work, in activities promoted by the programme, including seminars, conferences, study trips, and meetings with Italian and international university faculty.

 

recently published dissertations

> Clara Altavista

Lucca e Paolo Guinigi, 1400-1430: la costruzione di una corte. Cittą, architettura, arte, ETS, Pisa 2005

> Alessandro Brodini

Michelangelo a San Pietro. Progetto, cantiere e funzione delle cupole minori, Campisano, Roma 2009

> Valeria Cafą

Palazzo Massimo alle Colonne di Baldassarre Peruzzi. Storia di una famiglia romana e del suo palazzo in rione Parione, Marsilio, Venezia 2007

> Giulia Ceriani Sebregondi

Architettura e committenza a Siena nel Cinquecento. L'attivitą di Baldassarre Peruzzi e la storia di Palazzo Francesconi, Aska edizioni, Siena 2011

> Jessica Gritti

Echi albertiani. Chiese a navata unica nella cultura architettonica della Lombardia sforzesca, Iuav-Il poligrafo, Padova 2014

> Fulvio Lenzo

Architettura e antichitą a Napoli dal XV al XVIII secolo. Le colonne del Tempio dei Dioscuri e la chiesa di San Paolo Maggiore, L'Erma di Bretschneider, Roma 2011

> Francesca Mattei

Eterodossia e vitruvianesimo, Palazzo Naselli a Ferrara 1527-1538, Campisano Editore, Roma 2013

> Silvia Micheli, Erik Bryggman 1891-1955. Architettura moderna in Finlandia, Gangemi, Roma 2009

> Laura Moretti

Dagli Incurabili alla Pietą. Le chiese degli Ospedali Grandi di Venezia tra architettura e musica (1522-1790), Olschki, Firenze 2008

> Alberto Muffato

William Lescaze. Il grattacielo PSFS a Philadelphia e il modernismo americano, Electa, Milano 2012

> J.K. Mauro Pierconti

Carlo Scarpa e il Giappone, Electa, Milano 2007

> Daniele Pisani

Piuttosto un arco trionfale che una porta di cittą. Agostino di Duccio e la porta San Pietro a Perugia, Marsilio, Venezia 2009

> Leo Schubert

La Villa Jeanneret-Perret di Le Corbusier 1912. La prima opera autonoma, Marsilio, Venezia 2006

 

other publications

 

Porre un limite all’infinito errore. Studi di storia dell’architettura dedicati a Christof Thoenes, a cura di A. Brodini, G. Curcio, atti delle giornate di studio (Venezia 2008), Campisano, Roma 2012