Dalmatia and the Mediterranean

Portable Archaeology and the Poetics of Influence

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Editor: Alina Payne
Using the Braudelian concept of the Mediterranean this volume focuses on the condition of “coastal exchanges” involving the Dalmatian littoral and its Adriatic and more distant maritime network. Spalato and Ragusa intersect with Constantinople, Cairo and Spanish Naples just as Sinan, Palladio and Robert Adam cross paths in this liquid expanse. Concentrating on materiality and on the arts, architecture in particular, the authors identify portability and hybridity as characteristic of these exchanges, and tease out expected and unexpected serendipitous moments when they occurred. Focusing on translation and its instruments these essays expand the traditional concept of influence by thrusting mobility and the "hardware" of cultural transmission, its mechanisms, rather than its effects, into the foreground.

Contributors include: Doris Behrens-Abouseif, SOAS, University of London; Joško Belamarić, Institute of Art History, Split; Marzia Faietti, Uffizi, Florence; Jasenka Gudelj, University of Zagreb; Cemal Kafadar, Harvard University; Ioli Kalavrezou, Harvard University; Suzanne Marchand, State University of Louisiana; Erika Naginski, Harvard University; Gülru Necipoğlu, Harvard University; Goran Nikšić, City of Split, Split; Alina Payne, Harvard University; Avinoam Shalem, Columbia University and David Young Kim, University of Pennsylvania

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Alina Payne is Alexander P. Misheff Professor of History of Art and Architecture at Harvard University. Recently she published From Ornament to Object. Genealogies of Architectural Modernism (YUP 2012) and The Telescope and the Compass. Teofilo Gallaccini and the Dialogue between Architecture and Science in the Age of Galileo (Olschki 2012). She received the Max Planck and Alexander von Humboldt Prize in the Humanities (2006)

Contributors include: Doris Behrens-Abouseif, SOAS, University of London; Joško Belamarić, Institute of Art History, Split; Marzia Faietti, Uffizi, Florence; Jasenka Gudelj, University of Zagreb; Cemal Kafadar, Harvard University; Ioli Kalavrezou, Harvard University; Suzanne Marchand, State University of Louisiana; Erika Naginski, Harvard University; Gülru Necipoğlu, Harvard University; Goran Nikšić, City of Split, Split; Alina Payne, Harvard University; Avinoam Shalem, Columbia University and David Young Kim, University of Pennsylvania
Introduction
Alina Payne, Harvard University

I. Mobility and History

1. “The View from the Land: Austrian Art Historians and the Interpretation of Croatian Art” Suzanne Marchand, University of Louisiana

2. “Evliya Çelebi in Dalmatia. An Ottoman Gentleman’s Encounter with the Arts of the Franks”
Cemal Kafadar, Harvard University

3. “The Imprimatur of Decadence: Robert Adam and the Imperial Palatine Tradition” Erika Naginski, Harvard University

II. The Mediterranean Imagination

4. “From Solomon’s Temple to Hagia Sophia: A Metaphorical Journey for Andrea Mantegna” Marzia Faietti, Gabinetto dei Disegni e Stampe Uffizi, Florence

5. “The Thin White Line. Palladio, White Cities and the Adriatic Imagination” Alina Payne, Harvard University

6. “Hospitality and Hostility in Sixteenth Century Art Literary Sources on the Mediterranean”
David Young Kim, University of Pennsylvania


III. Things That Move: Textiles

7. “The Byzantine Peplos in Genova: ‘The Object as Event’” Ioli Kalavrezou, Harvard University

8. “The Architecture for the Body: Some Reflections on the Mobility of Textiles and the Fate of the So-Called Chasuble of Saint Thomas Becket in the Cathedral of Fermo in Italy” Avinoam Shalem, University of Munich

9. “Cloth and Geography. Townplanning and Architectural Aspects of the First Industry in Dubrovnik in the Fifteenth Century” Joško Belamarić, Institute of Art History, Split

IV. Portability and Networks

10. “Connectivity, Mobility, and Mediterranean ‘Portable Archaeology’: Pashas from the Dalmatian Hinterland as Cultural Mediators” Gülru Necipoğlu, Harvard University

11. “The Influence of Building Materials on Architectural Design. Dalmatian Stone at the Cathedrals in Korčula and Šibenik” Goran Nikšić, Sopraintendenza, Split

12. “Between Quarry and Magic: The Selective Approach to Spolia in the Islamic Monuments of Medieval Egypt” Doris Behrens-Abouseif, SOAS, University of London

13. “The King of Naples Emulates Salvia Postuma? The Arch of Castel Nuovo in Naples and Its Antique Model” Jasenka Gudelj, University of Zagreb





Art historians, architectural historians, cultural historians--early modern scholars more generally-- Islamic specialists, scholars of the Mediterranean. Level of readers: Scholars and upper level u'grads and graduate students.