Gli studi sull’arte armena a Venezia. Alpago Novello e le prospettive di ricerca
This paper aims to retrace the Armenian Studies’ tradition in Venice. This tradition moved from the firsts scientific publications edited by the Mechitarist Congregation of San Lazzaro to Ca’ Foscari University’s first chair of Armenian Studies, led by father Levon Zekiyan in 1976. During that year, Adriano Alpago Novello founded the Study and Documentation Centre of Armenian Culture that in 1992 moved from Milan to Venice. The present paper focuses on the legacy of Alpago Novello through the analysis of his working methods and results in the context of the history of Armenian art and architecture. His methodology belongs to the field of the ecology of art.
Keywords: Armenian architecture • Adriano Alpago Novello • Historiography • CSDCA Centro Studi e Documentazione sulla Cultura • Cultural Ecology