Dr. Emanuele Lugli|
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Emanuele Lugli researches art, architecture and visual culture from 1200-1600, with an emphasis on the nexus between art, politics, science and technology. His theoretical concerns include metrics, questions of scale and labor/energetics, conceptualizations of precision, vagueness, blurriness and darkness, the role of networks and inertia in art history.
He is working on two books, a cultural history of measurements in medieval and Renaissance Italy, and a study on the effects of Napoleon’s enforcement of the metric system. Other projects underway deal with banded architecture across the medieval Mediterranean, the stemming of connoisseurship from medical practice and the Venezianos-Bellinis connection.
At the Kunsthistorisches Institut, Lugli is also a member of the 'Art, Space and Mobility' project (financed by The Getty Foundation, Los Angeles) for which he studies the cultural interactions in Mediterranean architecture and the conceptual shortcomings of categorizing art history by means of nationalist narratives.
Progetti di ricerca
The Mediterranean in Black and White. Architecture Transmission Beyond the Boundaries of Art History
Art, Space and Mobility