Architectural Politics in Renaissance Venice


in Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 154, 2007 Lectures

Published by British Academy

Published in print December 2008 | ISBN: 9780197264355
Published online February 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191734052 | DOI:

Series: Proceedings of the British Academy

Architectural Politics in Renaissance Venice

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This lecture presents the text of the speech about the architectural politics in Renaissance Venice delivered by the author at the 2007 Italian Lecture held at the British Academy. It explores the role of architecture in the self-definition of a political regime and the extent to which state ideologies are communicated in public space. The lecture discusses the role of architecture in controlling the ideological meaning of public iconography.

Keywords: architectural politics; Renaissance Venice; architecture; political regime; state ideologies; public space; public iconography; Italian Lecture; British Academy

Chapter.  13592 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Social and Cultural History

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