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Chris Aggs, Josephine Bailache (Deceased), Elizabeth Batten, Nicola Bradbury, Sara Brakell, John Blandy, Alexander Boswell, Colin Brown, Nicholas Bull, Charles Burnett, Elizabeth Butler, Mark Carlyon (Deceased), James Carnwath, Stephen Chilcott, Deborah Clarke, Sarah Cook, Caroline Diver, Fiona Douglas, Suzanne Eastwood, Richard Edgecombe, Jacqueline Foo, Mary Gape, Anne Grierson, John Gordon *, Henry Gunn, Timothy Hobart, Elizabeth Hughes, Liza Hunt, Diana Keymer, Henry Machin, Martina Margetts, James Mills (Deceased), David Morgan, Richard Ormerod, James Ozanne, Hugh Palmer, Cassie Peterson, Stephen Piggott, Phillip Ralli, John Readman, Bill Rendell, John Ryle, Michael Saxby, Caroline Sheppard, John Tattersall, Colin Tarr, Edward Webb, Shervie Whitaker, Rose Wild, John Wilks, Charles Yorke.
Record of Past Programme
The Contemporary Europe Pre-University Course in Venice
February 21 – April 9
Director: John Hall
Venice. Pensione alla Salute da Cici
Florence. Pensione Centrale
Rome. Hotel Suisse
Lectures: Georgio Cini Foundation, Museo Correr , Galleria Barozzi
Lecturers and Syllabus
Stephen Bann Ph.D. Lecturer in History, University of Kent, Canterbury
Art and Language
The heritage of classicism – Reynolds, Ingres; romanticism – Baudelaire, Delacroix; classicism revived – Gauguin and the synthetists; the modern movement – futurism, Dada, constructivism; concrete art and concrete poetry – Ian Hamilton Finlay; kinetic art – Vasarely; the new novel; British painting before the Second World War – ‘Francophilia to Francophobia’; British painting after the Second World War.
John Barber B.A. Research Fellow, Jesus College, Cambridge
The Theory of the Modern State
Machiavelli, Hobbes, Locke; Montesquieu, Rousseau, Hegel; Bentham, Mill; Marx; Lenin, Luxemburg; Stalin, Mao Tse Tung; Guevara; Castro; Fanon; Marcuse.
With Paul Ginsborg, four seminars on:
Contemporary Social and Political Problems
Democracy, socialism and elites; the student movement; relations between the third world and advanced countries; reforms or revolution in Britain?
Paul Ginsborg B.A. Research Fellow, Queens College, Cambridge
Manin and the Revolution in Venice 1848-1849
Richard Gutch B.A. Postgraduate Student in Town planning, University College, London
The City in History and Today
The evolution of cities, with reference to Venice, Florence, Rome, Paris, London, Amsterdam and to medieval, renaissance and baroque conceptions of town planning; Venice and the problems of historic cities; theoretical approaches to the city – geography and sociology; town planning in Britain; town planning as a discipline – the role of economics, law, design, computers.
John Guthrie Lecturer in English, the University Institute of Language and Letters, Venice
Regional introduction; the political structure; education.
Theatre Workshop Galleria Barozzi and Teatro all’Avvogaria
Doctor Bernard Hickey M.A. Lecturer in English, the University Institute of Language and Letters, Venice
English Writers in Italy
Byron, Shelley, Ruskin, Browning.
John Law M.A. Research Student, Merton College, Oxford
Castiglione’s “The Courtier”
Patronage in Ferrara, Mantua and Venice in the 15th century; Britain and the Italian Renaissance.
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.
Stella Rudolph B.A., Laurea, Personal Assistant to the Director of the Uffizi Gallery
Venetian Art – some aspects examined in detail
Palladio; visit to churches of S. Giorgio Maggiore, Zitelle, Redentore; late cinquecento painting – Veronese, Tintoretto; visit to Palazzo Ducale; visit to Scuola S. Rocco; Venetian baroque architecture – Longhena; visit to S. Maria della Salute; Venetian rococo art; visit to Scuola dei Carmini; visit to Ca’Rezzonico.
David Thomason M.A., M.Phil. (Warburg Institute) Lecturer, Camberwell School of Art
Venice and the Greek East
The Byzantine Empire and its art; Venice’s involvement in the Byzantine world and its consequences for renaissance art and humanism in Venice.
The Artist and the Humanist
The beginnings of antiquarianism – ideas of Rome and antiquity in early renaissance art and politics; the beginnings of art criticism – the forerunners of Vasari; the renaissance ideal of the Country Life – the villa, the garden, landscape painting.
Norman Williams Research Fellow in Psychology, Farmington Trust, Oxford
The Nature and Methods of Modern Psychology
Problems in the scientific explanation of personality and behaviour – psychoanalytic and other dynamic models of personality, heredity and environment, measurement and assessment of personality; recent research.