Dr Manolo Guerci to give talk at the Tor Vergata University of Rome

BA (Hons) Architecture Programme Director, Dr Manolo Guerci will be giving a lecture titled, ‘The Day After’ at the Tor Vergata University of Rome as part of a series of lectures which are dedicated to Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1720-1778) and his heritage. The lecture will be on Tuesday 25 May at 1pm, and is organised by the chair of History of Architecture for the graduate students in architecture and construction engineering.

Dr Guerci’s lecture titled, ‘The Day After’, focuses on the spreading of the Italian language and the affirmation of classicism in 18th-century architecture in Britain, also through the figures of artists, connoisseurs, and entrepreneurs like Giovan Battista Piranesi and John Soane.

The lecture series marks the 300th anniversary of Giovanni Piranesi’s birth. The full listing of lectures:

  • Maria Grazia D’Amelio (University of Rome Tor Vergata) – Piranesi’s construction handbook
  • Fabio Colonnese (Sapienza University of Rome) – The perspectival construction of space
  • Gianluca Gasbarri (Photographer) – Photographing Architecture
  • Helena Pérez Gallardo (Universidad Complutense de Madrid) – Piranesi’s view in Photography
  • Helena Pérez Gallardo (Universidad Complutense de Madrid) – The representation of construction in photography
  • Manolo Guerci (University of Kent) – ‘The Day After’: the 18th century and the elements of a new classicism
  • Claudia Conforti (University of Rome Tor Vergata) – Variations: architectural competitions in history

You can use this link to join the live lecture on 25 May at 1pm.

Image credit: Wikicommons, Main façade of the San Giovanni in Laterano PK-P-144.769 Author/creator: Piranesi. Giovanni Battista (1720-1778)