International Conference on 18th Architecture & Culture: Books with a View

Venue: Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian; Institut Français du Portugal

Location: Lisbon, Portugal

Event Date/Time: Nov 23, 2011 End Date/Time: Nov 25, 2011
Registration Date: Oct 10, 2010
Early Registration Date: Sep 05, 2011
Abstract Submission Date: Jul 15, 2011
Paper Submission Date: Dec 31, 2011
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The year of 2011 celebrates three hundred years since the birth of Eugénio dos Santos (b. 18.03.1711-25.08.1760), the Portuguese architect and city planner who, among other projects, was responsible for the plans to rebuild Lisbon after the earthquake of November 1, 1755. His artistic and technical training, his architectonic production, his aesthetic preferences and some of the books in his private library (comprising 160 titles), reflect a person that embodied the transition between two significant moments in Portuguese culture. Unfortunately, or perhaps not, Eugénio dos Santos has not handed down the theoretical support of his architectonic oeuvre. A contextual approach is thus essential to identify the underlying principles sustaining his work. Therefore, to celebrate his birth, we welcome contributions on cultural representation(s) that, directly or indirectly, add to the eighteenth-century’s artistic practice and theory focusing on the following thematic itinerary:

1) The logic of time;
2) Writings on Architecture and city planning;
3) Private and royal libraries (patronage, space concepts, architectural decoration, furniture, catalogues...);
4) Recommended books and forbidden books;
5) Printed books: arts and techniques (typography, page layout, engravings, bindings, and materials).

History of Architecture
History of Urbanism
History of Culture
History of Design
Theory of Architecture
Theory of Art
Library catalogues
Literature of Art (Die Kunstliteratur)
Printed books
Royal libraries
Private libraries
Architects’ libraries
Library shelving
Library cabinets and other reading and writing furniture
Collections of drawings, engravings and models
Forbidden books and recommended books
Publishers and booksellers
Scientific and technological culture
Philosophical perspectives
Knowledge and practice networks
Rituals and practices of socialization
Tectonic culture


Additional Information

Important Dates 1st call for papers_submission of abstracts (with biographical notes): until May 30, 2011. 2nd call for papers_submission of abstracts (with biographical notes): until July 15, 2011. Notification of acceptance of abstracts (1st call for papers): until July 25, 2011. Notification of acceptance of abstracts (2nd call for papers): until August 15, 2011. Reply to notification of acceptance, and registration: until September 5, 2011. Early bird registration ends October 10, 2011 (discount only for non-presentation participants). Submission of full papers for Conference Book (.pdf): until December 31, 2011. Pre-order your Conference Book: until December 31, 2011. Notification of acceptance of full papers for Conference Book: until March 6, 2012. Publication of Conference Book: 2012.