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Durham Centre for Classical Reception

Past Events

Fra Giovanni Giocondo 1511-2011: Celebrating 500 years of the first illustrated edition of Vitruvius's Ten Books on Architecture, the man and his legacy

12th November 2011, 11:00 to 18:30, Lindisfarne Centre, St Aidan's College,Durham University, Windmill Hill, Durham DH1 3LJ


Programme:

11.00 Welcome and coffee

11.10 Introduction (Dr Edmund Thomas, Durham University)

Session 1: Fra Giocondo, architect

11.15 Prof Pier Nicola Pagliara (University of Rome III): Editions of Fra' Giocondo's Vitruvius (in Italian, English translation provided)
12.00 Prof Ian Campbell (University of Edinburgh /Herziana Institute, Rome): Fra' Giocondo and his understanding of Vitruvius' temple types
12.45 Prof Werner Oechslin (Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich): Title TBA

1.30-2.30 Lunch

Session 2: Fra Giocondo, universal man

2.30 Prof Marco Ceccarelli (University of Cassino): Fra' Giocondo and machine designs during Renaissance
3.15 Prof James Mosley (University of Reading): Giovanni Giocondo and making letters with geometry

4.15 Tea

5.00-6.30 Visit to Durham Cathedral and exhibition in Palace Green Library

7. 00 for 7.30 Dinner (Lindisfarne Centre, St Aidan's College)

There is no registration fee, but those interested in attending should contact Edmund Thomas by Thursday 27th October, so that numbers for tea and coffee and lunch can be calculated.

Contact e.v.thomas@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.