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Percorsi di architettura armena a Roma

Le missioni di studio e la mostra fotografica del 1968 tra premesse critiche e prospettive di ricerca

Livia Bevilacqua    Sapienza Università di Roma; Università IULM, Italia    

Giovanni Gasbarri    Sapienza Università di Roma, Italia    



In 1966 a team of Italian scholars coordinated by Géza de Francovich inaugurated a series of study trips to the historic regions of Armenia, with the aim of collecting extensive photographic documentation of medieval churches and monasteries. The first result of these study trips was the photographic exhibition Architettura medievale armena (Rome, June-July 1968), a pioneering event that helped in spreading knowledge of Armenian art and architecture among a broader public in Italy and that became a springboard for new research projects in the eastern Mediterranean territories. This paper provides a critical reconstruction of the context and circumstances that led to the organisation of this exhibition.

keywords: Armenia. Photography. Study trips. Anatolia. Architecture. Middle Ages. Caucasus.

Language: it

Submitted: June 30, 2020   Accepted: Sept. 17, 2020   Published: Dec. 21, 2020  
permalink: http://doi.org/10.30687/978-88-6969-469-1/003

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