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Conference | Diocletian’s Palace for Adam, Clérisseau, and Cassas

Posted in conferences (to attend) by Editor on November 21, 2014

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Robert Adam, Ruins of the Palace of the Emperor Diocletian at Spalatro in Dalmatia (1764), Plate XIX, general section of the palace from east to west. Image from the University of Wisconsin’s Digital Library for the Decorative Arts and Material Culture; click here for higher resolution.

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As noted at H-ArtHist:

Diocletian’s Palace in the Works of Adam, Clérisseau, and Cassas
Split City Museum, Split, Croatia, 27–29 November 2014

This international conference organized by the Institute of Art History at Cvito Fiskovic Centre Split arises out of the installation research project Dalmatia: A Destination of the European Grand Tour in the 18th and the 19th Centuries (2014–17) of the Institute of Art History, under the aegis of the Croatian Science Foundation. The conference is financed by the Croatian Ministry of Science, Education and Sports, and the City of Split. Researchers from several countries responded to the invitation to explore the role of Diocletian’s Palace in the work of Robert Adam, Charles-Louis Clérisseau, and Louis-François Cassas, as well as the influence of Diocletian’s Palace on the development of European neo-classicism.

The papers are divided into four groups. The section Reading the Place brings together papers devoted primarily to the ways in which the space is understood and recorded in image and word, based on the direct observation of the monuments and their surroundings. Representing the Past collects works in which the emphasis is placed on depictions of Diocletian’s Palace as sources for scholarship. From today’s perspective, they are important documents for the state of the monument of that time. Here there is also a contribution about the only extant specimen of the Livorno edition of Adam’s Diocletian’s Palace. The third section Diocletian’s Palace and the Adam Style presents works in which there is discussion of the direct influence of Diocletian’s Palace on the work of Robert Adam, while Lessons of Diocletian’s Palace focuses on the later influences of the works of Adam, Clérisseau, and Cassas about the Palace on neo-classicist architecture and culture, as well as on later periods and on the conservation of the palace itself.

Scientific Committee
Josko Belamaric (Institute of Art History – Centre Cvito Fiskovic Split)
Milan Pelc (Institute of Art History Zagreb)
Pierre Pinon (ENSA de Paris-Belleville, École de Chaillot, Institut national d’Histoire de l’Art Paris)
John A. Pinto (Princeton University)
Ana Sverko (Institute of Art History – Centre Cvito Fiskovic Split)

Organizing Committee
Josko Belamaric, Milan Pelc, Ana Sverko

Assistants
Marina Horvat, Ivana Tadic

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T H U R S D A Y ,  2 7  N O V E M B E R  2 0 1 4

9.00  Registration

10.00  Welcome

10.30 I: Reading the Place (Moderators: Frances Sands and Milan Pelc)
• Heather Hyde Minor, Robert Adam as Author
• Angelo Lorenzi, The Adam Point of View
• Ana Sverko, ‘The View from the Palace Is No Less Beautiful’: The Context of Diocletian’s Palace in Ruins of the Palace of the Emperor Diocletian at Spalatro in Dalmatia
• Isabelle Warin, The Ornamentation of Diocletian’s Palace in the Work of Louis-François Cassas (1756–1827)

12.10  Coffee

12.40  Discussion

13.30  Lunch

16.00  II: Representing the Past (Moderators: Flora Turner-Vucetic and John Pinto)
• Josko Belamaric, The Split Peristyle as Interpreted by Robert Adam
• Krasanka Majer Jurisic, The Eighteenth-Century Graphics of the Porta Ferrea and the Communal Square In
• Ivan Mirnik, Ante Rendic-Miocevic, Another Look at the Livorno Edition of Adam’s Diocletian’s Palace

17.15  Discussion

17.45  Coffee

18.30  Lecture by John Pinto, ‘The Most Glorious Place in the Universal World’: Rome in the Age of the Grand Tour

F R I D A Y ,  2 8  N O V E M B E R  2 0 1 4

9.30  III: Diocletian’s Palace and the Adam Style (Moderators: Heather Hyde Minor, Ante Rendic-Miocevic)
• Frances Sands, Reconstructed and in Ruins: The Influence of Diocletian’s Palace within the Drawings of Robert Adam
• John Pinto, ‘The Beautiful Spirit of Antiquity’: Robert Adam and Diocletian’s Palace
• Colin Thom, ‘Spalatro’ on Thames: Or How Diocletian’s Palace Inspired Robert Adam’s Most Audacious Development – the Adelphi
• Elke Katharina Wittich, Variety and Elegance: Details of Diocletian’s Palace in Architectural Decorations

11.15  Coffee

12.15  IV: Lessons of Diocletian’s Palace (Moderators: Barbara Vujanovic, Fabien Bellat)
• Annie Gilet, Dessins et gravures du Palais de Dioclétien à Split par Louis-François Cassas, un exercice préparatoire aux relevés des grands sites archéologiques du Levant en 1785
• Amanda Green, Experiential Neoclassicism and the Adam ‘Revolution’ in English Architecture
• Stephen Caffey, Imperial Capriccio: The Palace of Diocletian and England’s Visual Cultures of Empire

14.30  Lunch

16.30  IV: Lessons of Diocletian’s Palace (Moderators: Elke Katharina Wittich, Josko Belamaric)
• Viktor Lorincz, Local Antiquities and Architecture in Eighteenth-Century Central-Europe: The Case of Cardinal Migazzi and I.M.A. Ganneval
• Olivia Sara Carli, The Influence of Adam, Clérisseau, and Cassas on Diocletian’s Palace Restoration
• Fabien Bellat, Stalinists Avatars of Diocletian Palace

18.15  Coffee

18.45  Lecture by Ivan Mirnik, Ante Rendic-Miocevic, Sheila Mc Nally and Excavations of Diocletian’s Palace, 1968–75

S A T U R D A Y ,  2 9  N O V E  M B E R  2 0 1 4

9.30  Walking Tour of Diocletian’s Palace

12.30  Conference Summary

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Note (added 23 November 2014) — The full conference programme with abstracts is available here. More information is available here regarding the larger research project Dalmatia: A Destination of the European Grand Tour in the 18th and the 19th Centuries (2014–17).

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