Journal of Art Historiography
Call for papers for the thematic issue dedicated to the history of architectural historiography
In the beginning was Vasari and in the beginning was Palladio. In his Vite Vasari described the lives of painters, sculptors and architects—the context of architectural creation, one may be tempted to say in our modern idiom. In the fourth book of his I quattro libri Palladio presented extensive comprehensive surveys of Roman temples—his was the first systematic publication of architectural works themselves. Since the Renaissance, the discipline of architectural history has been a combination of both approaches. Some architectural historians have been originally trained as art historians, other as architects, and this dual background has decisive for the development of architectural historiography.
Journal of Art Historiography announces a call for paper for the thematic issue dedicated to the history of architectural historiography: the history of scholarly approaches, their implications and…
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