Thinking 3D: Architecture & Audience

Francesco Borromini, Design for the Lantern of Sant’Ivo alla Sapienza 1649-52, The Albertina Museum, Vienna. Artokoloro Quint Lox Limited/Alamy Stock Photo

During the Renaissance, representing three-dimensional form in two-dimensional media was a recognized skill and a virtuoso display of talent. As illustrations of three-dimensional subjects became more prevalent, it also affected the development of the disciplines and the professions.

A conference on forms of architectural communication in the early modern period will be held in conjunction with the project Thinking 3D, directed by Daryl Green and Laura Moretti. “Thinking 3D” was especially significant for architectural practice, where communicating ideas and designs before and after building was of primary importance. Communicating architectural form was central to established and new audiences with an interest in the practical and theoretical issues of building.

Organised by Christy Anderson and Laura Moretti

Director of Conference Katie Jakobiec

Special thanks to Jonathan Bate, Kate Tunstall, Mark Bainbridge, Daryl Green, and Michael Waters.

Paper Presentations:

  • Noam Andrews – Architecture of Disorder in the Age of Perspective
  • Paul Davies - Spatial representation in a fourteenth-century project for Siena Cathedral and reflections on the development of early Renaissance project drawing
  • Elizabeth Deans Romariz – Flipped, Flapped, Folded: Objectifying Drawing Practices in William Dickinson’s Sketchbook
  • Jesús Escobar - Architectural Migration in the Early Modern Spanish World
  • Sara Galletti - On Philibert de L’Orme’s Stereotomic Dome in the Chapel of the Château d’Anet: A Hypothesis on Design, Geometry, and Models
  • Deborah Howard – Frozen Movement: The Representation of Technology in Early Modern Italy
  • David Hemsoll - The Codex Coner and the new science of architectural representation
  • Frédérique Lemerle – Three atypical publications in France (1536-1560)
  • Tod A. Marder – The Social Dimension of Bernini’s Architectural Drawings
  • Emanuela Vai – Paper Architecture: Three-dimensional Thought and Practice in the Works of Salomon de Caus (1576-1626)
  • Michael Waters - Hieronymus Cock’s Diascopic Baths of Emperor Diocletian

Poster Presentations:

  • Chloé Demonet – From building to parchment: the creation of a graphic language
  • Erin Giffin – Paper Pilgrimage: Engravings of the Santa Casa di Loreto
  • Nick Mols - Sebastiano Serlio’s spatial representation through Linee Occulte

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