62th course on Palladian Architecture
Palladio in time: models, activities, reception
3 - 8 October 2020. 12 Webinar


Donata Battilotti
, Università di Udine
Donata Battiloti teaches History of Architecture in the Arts Faculty at the University of Udine. Her interests include: the life and works of Andrea Palladio, the use of tax documents in reconstructing the urban image and landscape of sixteenth-century Vicenza, Venetian villas, the construction of the Palazzo Comunale, the Piazza Contarena and Piazza I° Maggio in Udine, eighteenth-century Friulan architecture, and commercial and manufacturing settlements in Livorno and in Florence during the Renaissance.

Guido Beltramini
, Director of CISA Andrea Palladio
Guido Beltramini has been director of the Centro Internazionale di Studi di Architettura (CISAAP) since 1991. He was a contract professor at the University of Ferrara from 1994 to 2002 and has been a visiting professor at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design since 2015. His main interest is the history of Renaissance architecture, with a special focus on Palladio, Venetian architecture, the art of war, and the study of the Antique.

Barry Bergdoll
, Columbia University
Barry Bergdoll is professor of art history and archaeology at Columbia University. His monographic studies on Schinkel and other nineteenth-century European architects formed the basis of European Architecture 1750-1890 (Oxford 2000), to date the most authoritative comprehensive survey of the architecture for the period. As chief curator of the MoMA Department of Architecture & Design (2007-2013), he curated memorable exhibitions, accompanied by extensive writings on the practice of exhibiting architecture.

Cammy Brothers
, Northeastern University
Cammy Brothers is an associate professor of art and architectural history at Northeastern University, Boston. She is a leading expert on Michelangelo’s architecture and author of Michelangelo, Drawing, and the Invention of Architecture (New Haven 2008). Currently completing a study on Giuliano da Sangallo, she is a specialist in the tradition of taccuini and the Renaissance reconstruction of Antique monuments; her studies also take into account the Ottoman Empire.

Howard Burns
, Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa
Chairman of the CISAAP Advisory Board, Howard Burns has taught at the University of Cambridge, the Courtauld Institute of Art, Harvard University, the IUAV, Venice, and the Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa, of which he is now professor emeritus. He has played a major role in the preparation of all the CISAAP exhibitions as well as in the organisation of exhibitions on Raphael (Rome, 1984), Giulio Romano (Mantua, 1989) and Francesco di Giorgio (Siena, 1993). His publications include essays on Filippo Brunelleschi, Leon Battista Alberti, Francesco di Giorgio, Raphael, Baldassarre Peruzzi, Giulio Romano, Pirro Ligorio, Michele Sanmicheli and Michelangelo.

Joseph Connors
, Harvard University
Professor of architectural history at Harvard University, Joseph Connors is the world’s leading expert on Italian Baroque architecture. He is now about to publish a major book on Borromini, the result of several years’ work. His interests also include libraries in the early Modern age and architectural books, prints, drawings and maps. He has been director of the American Academy in Rome (1988-92) and Villa I Tatti, the Harvard Center for Italian Renaissance Studies (2002-10).

Pierre Gros
, Institut de France, Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres, Paris
Pierre Gros is Latinist and archaeologist. A member of the Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres of the Institut de France and a specialist in Hellenistic and Roman architecture, he has taken part on many excavations in France, Italy, Tunisia and Turkey. His publications include critical editions of Vitruvius with publishers Budé (Paris) and Einaudi (Turin).

Gordon Higgott
Dr Gordon Higgott is an independent architectural historian, based in London, who specialises in architectural drawings and design practice in early modern Britain. He is the author of several catalogues of architectural drawings, most recently those by Sir Christopher Wren and his office for St Paul’s Cathedral in London: (2013). He has published widely on the work of Inigo Jones, including several articles and book chapters on the Queen’s House, Greenwich. He is currently preparing a new critical edition of Inigo Jones’s annotated copy of Palladio’s I Quattro Libri dell’Architettura at Worcester College, Oxford.

Deborah Howard
, St John's College, University of Cambridge
Deborah Howard is professor emerita and a fellow of St John’s College, University of Cambridge. Her principal field of research is architecture in Venice and Veneto in the early Modern period. Her numerous publications include Jacopo Sansovino (1975, 1987); The Architectural History of Venice (1980, 2002); Venice & the East (2000); Architecture and Music in Renaissance Venice (2009); Venice Disputed (2011) and The Sacred Home in Renaissance Italy (with M. Laven and A. Brundin, 2018). She is currently conducting a research project on early industrial architecture in the Veneto in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.

Fernando Marías
, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
Fernando Marías is professor of art history and coordinator of the Doctorate School at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, vice-president of the CISAAP and editor of its journal, Annali di architettura. His research interests include Spanish art and architecture in the early Modern period, art and religious imagery in the Spain of the Habsburgs, El Greco, Velázquez, and Spanish chorography in the Modern period.

Werner Oechslin
, ETH Zurigo
Werner Oechslin studied mathematics, art history, archaeology and philosophy in Zurich and Rome. After obtaining a PhD in 1970 and his teaching qualification at the University of Berlin in 1980, he taught at Zurich, Berlin, Bonn, the MIT, Harvard, Tongji and elsewhere. From 1986 to 2006 he directed the Institute of History and Theory of Architecture at the ETH Zurich. He is the founder of the Stiftung Bibliothek Werner Oechslin, Einsiedeln.

Dimitry Shvidkovsky
, Institute of Architecture, Moscow
After a PhD in art history at the State Institute of Art Studies in Moscow, Dimitry Shvidkovsky did post-doctorate research in the history of architecture at the Institute of Theory and History of Architecture, Moscow. He is rector of the Moscow Institute of Architecture, where he teaches history of architecture; he is also president of the Russian Academy of Architecture and Construction Sciences. His books include The Empress and the Architect (London 1996) and Russian Architecture and the West (New Haven-London 2007).