Church Design in Counter Reformation Venice

Location
Barber Lecture Theatre
Category
Arts and Law, Research
Dates
Wednesday 18th May 2016 (16:10-17:10)
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Contact

Enquiries to Sara Tarter: SET497@student.bham.ac.uk

  • Research seminar series 2015-16

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

Refreshments served