Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Calendar | American Academy in Rome

Calendar | American Academy in Rome
http://www.aarome.org/events/calendar/2011-12?expand=209#209

Conference
Paradigm and Progeny: Imperial Architecture and its Legacy
Tuesday, 6 December 2011 - 9:00am - 6:00pm
Wednesday, 7 December 2011 - 9:00am - 6:00pm
Villa Aurelia
Rome

This two-day international conference will explore topics in Roman construction and design, urbanism, the impact of Hadrian, and more generally, the nature and legacy of Classicism. The conference commemorates the work of William L. MacDonald, FAAR'56 (1921-2010) who exerted a powerful influence on the field of Roman imperial architecture, shifting its study in significant new directions. The conference is organized by John A. Pinto, FAAR'75, RAAR'06, Howard Crosby Butler Memorial Professor of History of Architecture at Princeton University; Diane Favro, professor of Architecture and Urban Design at the University of California, Los Angeles; and Fikret K. Yegül, RAAR'98, professor of Roman Art and Architecture at the University of California, Santa Barbara. The conference is funded with grants from The Richard Driehaus Charitable Trust, The Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts, and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Image: Basilica, Leptis Magan, Libya; the William L. MacDonald Collection, Princeton University.

Questo convegno internazionale prenderà in esame alcuni elementi di disegno progettuale, costruzione e urbanismo romani, l'influenza di Adriano e più in generale la natura e il lascito del Classicismo. Il convegno commemora il lavoro di William L. MacDonald (1921-2010; FAAR'56) che ha fortemente influenzato gli studi sull'architettura romana imperiale, indirizzandoli verso nuove significative direzioni. Il convegno è organizzato da John A. Pinto (FAAR'75, RAAR'06), professore di storia dell'architettura presso la Princeton University; Diane Favro, professore di architettura e design urbano presso la University of California, Los Angeles; e Fikret K. Yegül (RAAR'98), professore di arte e architettura romana presso la University of California, Santa Barbara. Il convegno è reso possibile grazie al sostengo di The Richard Driehaus Charitable Trust, The Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts, e della Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.