Saturday 24 September, 2-3pm.
Filarete's Sforzinda and 'citta' Ideali' of the Italian Renaissance by Dr Valeria Passetti
Libro architettonico by Filarete (1400-1469) written in the 1460s represents one of the first examples of a modern architectural treatise dealing with the platonic and Vitruvian principle of classic architecture and ideal cities. Sforzinda, the enigmatic ideal city dedicated to Francesco I Sforza, lord of Milan, was never built but is so vividly represented in the pages of the book that it inspired his contemporaries and continues to inspire today.
Dr Valeria Passetti RIBA IHBC, Principal Architect is a conservation architect, broadcaster, lecturer and art historian.
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