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Ron Johnston

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780197264355

Published to British Academy Scholarship Online: January 2012

DOI: 10.5871/bacad/9780197264355.001.0001

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Architectural Politics in Renaissance Venice

Architectural Politics in Renaissance Venice


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Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 154, 2007 Lectures


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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

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