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Conference: Italy in China (Rome, 25 Mar 14)

  • Dates: 25 Mar, 2014
  • Location: Rome, Italy
  • Address: Bibliotheca Hertziana, Max Planck Institute for Art History, Villino Stroganoff, Via Gregoriana 22
  • Contact: Secretary: Ornella Rodengo
  • Email: rodengo@biblhertz.it
  • Phone: 0039-06-69993-222

Conference:  Italy in China (Rome, 25 Mar 14)

Rome, Bibliotheca Hertziana, Max Planck Institute for Art History, Villino Stroganoff, Via Gregoriana 22, March 25, 2014

Italy in China. The Western Buildings in the Old Summer Palace Yuanmingyuan in Beijing International Workshop

Bibliotheca Hertziana, Max Planck Institute for Art History, Rome

The Beijing Tsinghua Institute for Digitization THID (Tsinghua University Beijing) and the Bibliotheca Hertziana, Max Planck Institute for Art History, Rome are conducting collaborative research devoted to the now ruinous Western Buildings that are part of the Old Summer Palace Yuanmingyuan in Beijing, and which were planned and erected around 1750 by Italian/French Jesuits and Chinese architects and craftsmen. The aim of the project is to comprehensively investigate and understand the Western Buildings and to analytically visualise them in virtual 3D-models. The project examines the Sino-Western experience in the planning and construction processes with the mutual exchange of techniques and methods, concepts and models, and explores the interaction between Chinese and Western conceptions of architecture, gardens, fountains, construction and hydraulic technologies. The workshop aims to present this collaboration project to a wider audience and to give a report on the current state of the work in progress.

Scientific Concept:Yin Lina, Alexandra Harrer, Hermann Schlimme

Secretary: Ornella Rodengo, rodengo@biblhertz.it, 0039-06-69993-222