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Francesco Ceccarelli

Full Professor

Department of Architecture

Academic discipline: ICAR/18 History of Architecture


Keywords: Sala Bologna Vatican City Hydraulic architecture Bolognese villas renaissance renaissance architecture in Ferrara renaissance architecture historic landscape Bologna Bolognese villas renaissance historic landscape Bologna

At the centre of his research activity is the study of the architecture and urbanism of the early modern and modern Italian city, from the Renaissance through Neoclassicism. He has written numerous studies on Italian architects active between the fifteenth and the nineteenth centuries, from Leon Battista Alberti to Giovanni Antolini. In recognition of his innovative studies on the strategies of urban development of cities of the Po valley during the Renaissance, the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei awarded him the prestigious prize of the Ministero dei Beni Culturali in History and History of Geography in 2000.

Francesco Ceccarelli has curated important international exhibitions in architectural history, such as Une renaissance Singuliere. La cour des Este àFerrare (Brussels 2003 and Ferrara 2004), as well as organizing international conferences and symposia, such as Les Maisons de l'Empereur. Residenze di corte nell'Italia napoleonica (Lucca 2004); Delizie in villa. Il giardino rinascimentale e i suoi committenti (Ferrara 2005); Domenico e Pellegrino Tibaldi. Arte e architettura a Bologna nel Secondo Cinquecento (Bologna 2006); and Delizie estensi e architetture di villa nel Rinascimento italiano ed europeo (Ferrara 2006).

He is author of numerous scholarly articles, as well as the award-winning book La cittàdi Alcina. Architettura e politica alle foci del Po nel tardo Cinquecento, (Il Mulino, Bologna, 1998 and 1999). With C. Cavicchi and R. Torlontano he has edited the volume Giovan Battista Aleotti e l'architettura (Diabasis, Reggio Emilia, 2003). Between 2003 and 2005, Francesco Ceccarelli has contributed significant chapters to Electa's series on the history of Italian architecture, in the volumes on the second half of the Cinquecento, on the Seicento, and on the Ottocento. Recently, he co-edited the volumes Delizie in Villa. Il giardino rinascimentale e i suoi committenti and Delizie estensi e architetture di villa nel Rinascimento italiano ed europeo, both published by Leo S. Olschki.