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

Doctoral programme in architecture, city and design

 

track

history of architecture

(three-year programme)

 

location

Palazzo Badoer

San Polo 2468

Venice

 

information

tel +39 041 257 1731 / 1865 / 1886 / 1787

dottorati@iuav.it

 

coordinator: Massimo Bulgarelli

 

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faculty body

Universitą Iuav di Venezia

Maria Bonaiti, Massimo Bulgarelli, Fulvio Lenzo, Marzia Marandola, Mario Piana, Marko Pogacnik, Vitale Zanchettin

 

others universities

Federico Bucci (Politecnico di Milano), Elisabetta Molteni (Universitą Ca’ Foscari di Venezia), Marco Mulazzani (Universitą di Ferrara), Paolo Nicoloso (Universitą di Trieste), Francesco Repishti (Politecnico di Milano), Luigi Carlo Schiavi (Universitą di Pavia), Luka Skansi (Politecnico di Milano), Marida Talamona (Universitą di Roma Tre)

 

experts

Matteo Ceriana, Giovanna Curcio

 

phd students

Yves Ambroset, Marco Felicioni, Tuia Giannesini, Claudia Giorgi, Daniel Fernando Macķas Parra, Francesco Maranelli, Elena Sofia Moretti, Nicolas Moucheront, Giordano Ocelli, Alessandro Pina, Aurora Pizziolo, Riccardo Segradin, Ana laura Solano Rodriguez, Angelica Stern, Petar Strunje, Veronika Ushakova, Emre Yurdakul, Lidia Alessandra Zianna

 

 

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 who are successful at tackling the inherent problems of the discipline, in its broadest meaning, with knowledge and rigour, 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 the 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 -from ancient times to the present day, and in geographically diverse areas - have contributed to forming today’s world, a world 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 research areas 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 to contributions from Italian and international scholars.

 

research areas

The research areas include the history of architectural works and 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 throughout history, at promoting collaboration and communication with other similar or parallel fields related to architecture - such as the history of art, of ideas, of institutions, and economics – and at supporting exchange with the international scientific community.

To this end, the PhD programme promotes study-abroad opportunities and the presentation of research work at national and international seminars and conferences, as well as in publications.

 

Activities of the PhD programme are organized so that periods of work in Venice alternate with periods of research in other specific sites. The main focus is on the discussion of historiography and the foundations of architectural knowledge, on direct analysis of architectural works, the study of architectural design, the interpretation of manuscript sources and drawings,  the acquisition of the most modern techniques of philological research, and 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.

PhD students are expected to conduct original research autonomously, elaborate a dissertation, and periodically illustrate the progress of their work through written reports and presention 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

 

Villa Trivulzio alle sorgenti di Salone. Il ritiro di un cardinale milanese nella campagna romana, a cura di A. Bonavita, Scalpendi editore, Milano 2020.