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Università della Svizzera italiana

"Le jeu savant" : luce e oscurità nell'architettura del XX secolo = light and darkness in 20th century architecture

Berselli, Silvia ; Brunner, Matthias ; Mondini, Daniela

Mendrisio ; Cinisello Balsamo : Mendrisio Academy Press ; Silvana Editoriale, 2014

(ISA, Istituto di storia e teoria dell'arte e dell'architettura)

ISBN: 978-88-3662-981-7

«L’architecture est le jeu savant, correct et magnifique des volumes assemblés sous la lumière». Alluding to Le Corbusier’s famous statement of 1923, this collection of essays solicits critical reflection on the relationship between light and architecture, on both theoretical and practical levels. Beginning with a discussion of the problem of how to represent light and its effects within...

Università della Svizzera italiana

Introduzione = Introduction

Mondini, Daniela ; Ivanovici, Vladimir

In: Manipolare la luce in epoca premoderna : aspetti architettonici, artistici e filosofici = Manipulating light in premodern times : architectural, artistic, and philosophical aspects, 2014, p. 7-16

Università della Svizzera italiana

Manipolare la luce in epoca premoderna : aspetti architettonici, artistici e filosofici = Manipulating light in premodern times : architectural, artistic, and philosophical aspects

Mondini, Daniela ; Ivanovici, Vladimir

Mendrisio ; Cinisello Balsamo : Mendrisio Academy Press ; Silvana Editoriale, 2014

(ISA, Istituto di storia e teoria dell'arte e dell'architettura)

ISBN: 978-88-3662-721-9

Light is the essential medium across which space, forms, and colors become perceivable to the human eye. This collection of studies investigates the use of light – natural and artificial – in Christian architecture and art from late antiquity to the Baroque, revealing its complex symbolism and the modes in which it comes to be enacted. Thus, the following are analyzed: the architectonic...

Università della Svizzera italiana

Osservazioni sulla produttività del “buio” romanico : la finestra e la luce nell’architettura religiosa dell’arco sud-alpino

Mondini, Daniela

In: Manipolare la luce in epoca premoderna : aspetti architettonici, artistici e filosofici = Manipulating light in premodern times : architectural, artistic, and philosophical aspects, 2014, p. 62-83

Starting from the realization – apparently taken for granted – of the darkness of some Romanesque churches, we investigate the possibilities and valences, both aesthetic and semantic, of the purposeful deployment of illumination into the interior of sacred space according to both the specific “direction” of daylight, and the revaluation of the effects of artificial illumination by means...