Prof. Nebahat Avcioglu Edits Book on Identity in Art and Architecture
Associate Art History Professor Nebahat Avcioglu has edited a book to be released this December entitled, "Architecture, Art and Identity in Venice and It's Territories, 1450-1750 - Essays In Honour of Deborah Howard".
Based on an examination and re-interpretation of a wide range of archival material and primary sources, the contributing authors approach the notion of identity in its many guises: as self-representation, as strong sub-currents of spatial strategies, as visual and semantic discourses, and as political and imperial aspirations. Employing interdisciplinary modes of interpretation, these studies offer ground-breaking analyses of canonical sites and works of art, diverse groups of patrons, as well as the life and oeuvre of leading architects such as Jacopo Sansovino and Andrea Palladio. In so doing, they link together citizens and nobles, past and present, the real and the symbolic, space and sound, religion and power, the city and its parts, Venice and the Stato da Mar, the Serenissima and the Sublime Port.