Ralph Lieberman: Planetary Orbits: The Architecture of Heaven on Earth

There are interesting parallels between changes in ideas about planetary orbits from the 16th to 17th century and changes in church plans in the same period; particularly with regard to notions of uniformity and regularity. Although a causal relationship is difficult to prove, the often striking similarity nonetheless rewards careful consideration.

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Ralph Lieberman is an architectural historian and photographer. Trained at the Institute of Fine Arts, he has published on Renaissance architecture in Venice, Donatello, the architecture and sculpture of Michelangelo, the Crystal Palace, the photographs of Wright Morris, the drawings of Louis Kahn and photography in the service of art history. His photographic work is well-represented at the Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz.

25 January 2019, 11:00am

Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz – Max-Planck-Institut

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