Conference: Size Matters: Questions of Scale in Art History

8-10 November, 2012

Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz, Palazzo Grifoni, Seminar Room, Via dei Servi 51, Florence, Italy

Organized by the
Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz /
Max Planck Institute
and the University of Michigan
with the sponsorship of
the Kress Foundation

For information and registration:  emanuele.lugli@khi.fi.it

Thursday November 8
10.00
Introductory Remarks
Why Size Matters

Monumentality
Moderator: Genevieve Warwick (Edinburgh)

10.30-11.15
Oliver Lugon (Lausanne)
Scale and Photography

11.15-11.45
Coffee break

11.45-12.30
Hannah Baader (Berlin)
Sublime Gradations

12.30-13.15
Joan Kee (Michigan)
The Measure of the World:
Kang Se-hwang’s ‘Journey to
Songdo’ (1757)

13.15-14.30
Lunch break

14.30-15.30
Roundtable discussion

15.30-16.00
Coffee break

16.30-17.30
Visit to Alberti’s Tempietto in San Pancrazio
(limited to speakers and guests)

Friday November 9
Politics of Scale
Moderator: Gerhard Wolf

9.30-10.15
Mateusz Kapustka (Zurich)
Globe as Object: Early Modern
Compressions of Space between Natural
Philosophy and Politics

10.15-11.00
Achim Timmerman (Michigan)
Modelling Infinity: Scale in Western
Medieval Architecture and Architectural
Thought, c. 1000-1500

11.00-11.30
Coffee break

11.30-12.15
Darcy Grimaldo Grigsby (Berkeley)
Small Empire

12.13-13.15
Round table discussion

13.15-14.30
Lunch break

Measurements,
Ratios and Sizing
Moderator: Joan Kee

14.30-15.15
Alessandro Scafi (Warburg)
Measuring the Immeasurable:
Eden and the Emergence of
Mathematical Scale in Late Medieval
Mapping

15.15-16.00
Emanuele Lugli (York)
Burying the Rulers: A Necrophiliac
History of Medieval Measurements

16.00-16.30
Coffee break

16.30-17.15
Gerhard Wolf (KHI)
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17.15-18.15
Roundtable discussion

Miniatures, Microcosms
and Anti-magnifications
Saturday November 10
Moderator: Emanuele Lugli
9.30-10.15
Melissa McCormick (Harvard)
The Built Environment of the
Japanese Miniature

10.15-11.00
Margaret Graves (Indiana)
Seeing, Thinking, Shrinking:
Making the Built World Small

11.00-11.30
Coffee break

11.30-12.15
Wu Hung (Chicago)
Emperor Jing’s (r. 156 to 141 BC)
Miniature Posthumous Universe

12.15-13.15
Roundtable discussion

13.15-14.30
Lunch break

14.30-15.30
Visit to the exhibition of the KHI’s
Photothek with Costanza Caraffa

15.30-16.00
Coffee break

16.00-16.45
Genevieve Warwick
Concluding Remarks

Source:  http://arthist.net/archive/3852

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