History of Architecture (m) (2016/2017)

Course code
Name of lecturer
Loredana Olivato
Loredana Olivato
Number of ECTS credits allocated
Academic sector
Language of instruction
Sem. IA (31.10.16 sosp.lezioni), Sem. IB

Lesson timetable

Sem. IA (31.10.16 sosp.lezioni)
Day Time Type Place Note
Monday 11:50 AM - 1:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall T.4 from Oct 17, 2016  to Nov 12, 2016
Tuesday 10:10 AM - 11:50 AM lesson Lecture Hall T.4 from Oct 17, 2016  to Nov 12, 2016
Sem. IB
Day Time Type Place Note
Monday 11:50 AM - 1:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall T.4  
Tuesday 10:10 AM - 11:50 AM lesson Lecture Hall T.4  

Learning outcomes

The course aims at studying a specific argument of the history of architecture, concentrating on a context of a precise chronological period particularly important for introducing innovative models in the architectural culture.


This year is the fourth anniversary of Vincenzo Scamozzi’s death. Scamozzi was one of the most influent architects and theorists in the Venetian architecture of the Renaissance. The course aims at reconstructing his artistic itinerary in relation to the protagonists of that century. Amongst these figures, the works by Andrea Palladio represented an essential antecedent that could not be left out.
During the course, both works that were executed (palaces, churches, villas etc.) and theoretic studies will be analysed, in such a way as to understand deeply the impact of his lesson in the architects operating in following centuries.
Moreover, the course will study his liaison with the dynamic scientific debate that vivified the first years of the XVIIth century and that contributed to make Scamozzi one of the most relevant interpreters of this cultural renovation.

Reference texts:

Notes taken at lesson and bibliographical references given at lesson.
- Vincenzo Scamozzi 1548-1616, Exhibition catalogue, ed. F. BARBIERI – G. BELTRAMINI, Venezia 2003.
- “Annali di architettura”, 27, 2015 (monographic number dedicated to V. Scamozzi)
- Vincenzo Scamozzi teorico europeo, ed. M.E. AVAGNINA, Treviso 2016.
Considering the relevant number of pages, the mentioned books are not intended to be studied in their whole, but only the arguments and the pages that will be indicated at lesson shall be studied.
However, at the end of the course the copies of the pages necessary to the preparation of the exam will be made available to students at the copy shop La Rapida (via dell’Artigliere, opposite the Rectorate palace).
Moreover, at the end of the course students will have the possibility of downloading the images used during the lessons through the platform e-learning in the professor’s webpage.

The program is the same for students that will attend the lessons and for those who do not have this chance.

Assessment methods and criteria

oral exam

Teaching aids