Vol. 7 (2021)
Articles

Dante e l’architettura: una premessa

Alessandro Brodini
Università degli Studi di Firenze
Published December 11, 2021
Keywords
  • Dante’s Architecture,
  • Reception of Dante in Architecture,
  • Topography of the Afterworld,
  • Divine Comedy,
  • Dante’s Body
How to Cite
Brodini, A. (2021). Dante e l’architettura: una premessa. Opus Incertum, 7, 8-15. https://doi.org/10.13128/opus-13245

Abstract

The celebration for the seventh centennial of Dante’s death has given rise to various initiatives that have analysed the figure of the poet from different perspectives. The aim of this issue of Opus Incertum is to explore the complex relationship that exists between Dante and architecture from two different points of view. The first concerns the importance of architecture in Dante’s work, in particular the Divine Comedy; the second involves the reception of Dante in architectural circles and examines what resonances the poem has had in architects’ thought and projects. An aspect of such a reception relates to the history of the city, both Florence, which presents a ‘Dantesque topography’, shaped as a result of interventions undertaken as part of the various celebrations from the 19th century onwards, and Ravenna, which is where Dante’s tomb is located.

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