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dc.contributor.convenorDavid Beynon & Ursula De Jongen_AU
dc.contributor.authorLeach, Andrewen_US
dc.contributor.editorDavid Beynon & Ursula De Jongen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T15:47:22Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T15:47:22Z
dc.date.issued2008en_US
dc.date.modified2011-08-16T07:29:19Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/40066
dc.description.abstractIn 1964, Paolo Portoghesi and Bruno Zevi curated the exhibition "Michelangiolo architetto" in commemoration of the 400th anniversary of the death of Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475-1564). It was accompanied by a book in which Zevi outlined a programme for understanding how Michelangelo could be an intellectual and professional model for contemporary architects negotiating the post-war inheritance of modernist functionalism. This paper considers Zevi's argument in detail as one instance in the longer history of the reception of historical knowledge within architectural culture and its instrumental arms during the 1960s. By what process did Zevi make Michelangelo's oeuvre available to modern architecture, and to what ends? The paper suggests that the answer to these questions can inform a study of the long-baroque, which for Zevi and his contemporaries entertained a lineage from Michelangelo to Piranesi. By focussing on this specific case in discourse with questions concerning the framing of this study on Michelangelo and his twentieth century historiography, the paper prefaces a study of the more substantial instrumentalisation of baroque architectural history that follows in the 1960s and 1970s. The paper argues that Zevi developed the terms of his history of this later development in his treatment of Michelangelo. With this wider historiographical context in mind, Zevi's presentation of Michelangelo, as recalled here, sheds light on the limitations of critico-historical categories as well as on the projective capacity of historical "lessons". Considering the agenda of Michelangiolo architetto, the paper positions this example within the intellectual history of twentieth century architectural culture.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
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dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherSAHANZen_US
dc.publisher.placeGeelong, Australiaen_US
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.sahanz.net/en_AU
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofconferencenameSAHANZ 2008 : History in practice : Proceedings of the 25th Annual Conference of the Society of Archen_US
dc.relation.ispartofconferencetitleProceedings of the XXVth International Conference of the Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealanden_US
dc.relation.ispartofdatefrom2008-07-03en_US
dc.relation.ispartofdateto2008-07-06en_US
dc.relation.ispartoflocationGeelong, Australiaen_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchArchitectural History and Theoryen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode120103en_US
dc.titleModern Architecture and the Actualisation of History: Bruno Zevi and Michelangiolo Architettoen_US
dc.typeConference outputen_US
dc.type.descriptionE1 - Conference Publications (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeE - Conference Publicationsen_US
gro.rights.copyrightCopyright remains with the author 2008. The attached file is reproduced here in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. For information about this conference please refer to the conference's website or contact the author.en_AU
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