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Record of Past Programme
The Contemporary Europe Pre-University Course in Venice
March 1 – April 17
Director: John Hall
Venice. Pensione alla Salute da Cici
Florence. Pensione Centrale
Rome. Hotel Suisse
Lectures: Georgio Cini Foundation, Museo Correr or Galleria Barozzi
Lecturers and Syllabus
Stephen Bann Ph.D. Lecturer in History, University of Kent, Canterbury
Art and Language
The heritage of classicism – Ingres; romanticism – Baudelaire and Delacroix; Gauguin and
the synthetist view of art; the modern movement – constructivism and after; concrete art and concrete poetry; kinetic art; Vasarely and the triumph of structuralism; structuralism and the new novel; British painting before the Second World War – ‘Francophilia to Francophobia’; British painting after the Second World War – ‘tremors of the American earthquake’.
John Barber B.A. Research Fellow, Jesus College, Cambridge
Theory of the Modern State
Rousseau; Hegel; Marx; 20th century Marxism – Lenin, Stalin, Mao; utilitarian thought – Jeremy Bentham, John Stuart Mill; some problems – elites, democratic theories, law and morality.
James Doran B.A. Junior Research Fellow, Dept. of Machine Intelligence and Perception, Edinburgh University
Intelligence and Electronic Computers
What is intelligence? What is an electronic computer? Programming a computer; programs which play games; programs which solve problems; programs which converse; robots and simulated robots; applications; things to come.
Paul Ginsborg B.A. Research Fellow, Queens College, Cambridge
Manin and the Revolution in Venice 1848-1849
John Guthrie Lecturer in English, the University Institute of Language and Letters, Venice
Regional introduction; the political structure; education.
Frank Hauser Director, Oxford Playhouse
Professor Dott. Terisio Pignatti Vice-Director of the Civic Museums of Venice, Professor of History of Art, University of Padua
A survey of Venetian architecture and of Venetian painting
From Ravenna mosaics to San Marco; trecento and early quattrocento; quattrocento – Mantegna, Carpaccio; the Bellini; cinquecento – Giorgione, Titian, Bassano, Tintoretto; seicento and early settecento – the baroque and rococo; settecento – Tiepolo and Longhi; landscape painting in the settecento – Canaletto, Guardi; Venice in settecento viewprints; architecture in Venice today.
Julie Rountree M.A. Oxford University Lecturer in Philosophy, Fellow of St. Hugh’s College, Oxford
Individuation of Human Beings
Perception; memory; volition; consciousness and self-consciousness; the identity of animals; the identity of machines; memory as criterion of personal identity; the bodily criterion; problems in individuating persons.
Stella Rudolph B.A., Laurea, Personal Assistant to the Director of the Uffizi Gallery
Venetian Painting and Architecture – some problems examined in detail
The development of the decorative cycles; analysis of the mannerist crisis in late cinquecento Venetian painting; aspects of Venetian rococo; town planning in Venice.
Nicholas Ward-Jackson B.A. (Courtauld) Scholar in Medieval and Later Italian Studies, the British School at Rome (lectures in Rome).
An introduction; Caravaggio; Bernini; Borromini; the development of illusionist ceiling painting.