Church Design in Counter Reformation Venice

Barber Lecture Theatre
Wednesday 18 May 2016 (16:10-17:10)

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Speaker: Faith Trend (University of Birmingham)

In the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, the churches of Venice were a hive of activity as the majority were updated - either rebuilt entirely or retrofitted with new features - to correspond with the new requirements for ecclesiastic architecture that were triggered by the Counter Reformation. Until recently, this is an aspect of the architectural history of Venice’s churches that has not had enough academic attention and this paper considers the reasons behind this, as well as demonstrating through the renovation of the church of San Nicolò dei Mendicoli just how significant this climate of reform was on the city and how clearly it can be demonstrated.

Venue: Barber Lecture Theatre, The Barber Institute of Fine Arts

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