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The Role of Water in Venetian Architecture

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  • UserProfessor Deborah Howard (Professor Emerita of Architectural History, University of Cambridge, Fellow of St John’s College)
  • ClockTuesday 23 October 2018, 17:45-19:15
  • HouseGatsby Room, Wolfson College.

If you have a question about this talk, please contact Dr Rachel E. Holmes.

This lecture will discuss the particular challenges of building on the amphibious site of the Venetian lagoon. It will consider the visual and commercial assets of the presence of water and the problems of fresh-water supply. The talk will conclude with some comparative observations about the role of water in cities today.

This talk is part of the Wolfson College Humanities Society talks series.

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