This lecture discusses how architecture, the architect, architectural drawing and the idea of the architectural work were all re-invented during a period that stretches from around 1430 to 1590 and in a geographical area surrounding Rome and Northern Italy.
The lecture has four main parts:
On Architecture: A reading of the structure in Vitruvius De architectura that was reinterpreted during this period
On the Architect: A discussion about how the modern figure of the architect emerges in Leon Battista Alberti's De re aedificatoria
On drawing: A discussion about how architectural representation developed from Francesco di Giorgio Martini to Giacomo Barrozzi da Vignola
On the work: A discussion ofa reinterpretation of what architectural work could be in the work of Domenico Fontana
In each section of the lecture, please post questions as blog posts on this blog; we will review the questions after each section.