Research report 2015 - Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz - Max Planck Institute

Piazza e monumento: A project dedicated to an art-historical inquiry of the city

Nova, Alessandro; Sölch, Brigitte
Direktion Prof. Dr. Alessandro Nova, Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz - Max-Planck-Institut
Piazzas make their appearances by rejecting the dense structure of buildings in the city, but they are never finished. They are rebuilt, overbuilt and "frequently future spatial potentialities of a square were already latent in its initial stage" (P. Zucker). Furthermore, they are depicted in a variety of images. So art history has both tasks, to analyze the structure of public squares and how they impact the city around them as well as to analyze images of piazzas and how they mould the idea and perception of the social and political dimension of the public space.

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