Symposium & CFP: A Sense of Proportion: Architect-Designed Objects, 1650-1950 (Houston, 23 – 24 September 2016)

A Sense of Proportion:  Architect-Designed Objects, 1650-1950

Rienzi Symposium, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston – September 23 – 24, 2016
Rienzi, the house museum for European decorative arts of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, presents its biennial symposium to focus on objects that are the embodiments or extensions of an architect’s ideas or aesthetic. Scholars discuss objects made for particular spaces, objects used to explore new design sources, and objects intended to be part of an integrated space.

Keynote Address: Friday, September 23, 5 p.m.

Adriano Aymonino, Department of art history, University of Buckingham
Adriano Aymonino obtained his PhD at the University of Venice. His main academic interest is the reception of the classical tradition in the Early Modern period, with a particular focus on Britain. He has held postdoctoral fellowships at the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art of Yale University and at the Getty Research Institute. He is working on a revised edition of Francis Haskell and Nicholas Penny’s Taste and the Antique, as well as on a project tracing the impact of antiquarian publications on 17th- and 18th-century European art and architecture.
Call for Papers
Graduate and doctoral students as well as entry-level and mid-career professionals are invited to submit a 400-word abstract outlining a 20-minute presentation, along with a CV. Selected participants are offered a $600 stipend for travel and lodging.
Themes of investigation may include, but are not limited to: Architecture, Costume, Design, Dining, Economics, Etiquette, Gender, Interiors, Leisure Activities, Privacy, Technology, and Travel.
Important Dates
• Deadline to submit: Wednesday, June 1, 2016
• Notification for selected participants: On or before July 15, 2016
• Presentation: Saturday, September 24, 2016, at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
For more information
http://www.mfah.org/visit/rienzi/rienzi-symposium/#section-1

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