Book presentation

Conversation around "A brief History of Palazzo Grimani dall’Albero d’Oro in Venice"

9 October 2021 — 4:30pm

On the occasion of the first opening of the historic residence on the Grand Canal, Fondazione dell'Albero d'Oro launched an in-depth research on the history of Palazzo Vendramin Grimani.

The reconstruction of the history of the families and collections once housed in the palazzo is the focus of the first illustrated scientific publication, A brief History of Palazzo Grimani dall’Albero d’Oro in Venice, published in Italian, French and English, edited by Massimo Favilla and Ruggero Rugolo and accompanied by photographs by Ugo Carmeni, available at the Palazzo Vendramin Grimani ticket office. The completion of detailed archival research will be followed by a second, more extensive publication.

The first scientific publication by the Fondazione dell'Albero d'Oro Edizioni will be presented on Saturday 9 October at 4.30 p.m. in the sala delle quattro famiglie of Palazzo Vendramin Grimani in the presence of the authors Massimo Favilla and Ruggero Rugolo and the journalist and art critic Marco Carminati.

Booking mandatory, limited seats.

The authors

Massimo Favilla has taught Urban and Territorial Design at the IUAV University of Venice and the History of Architecture at the University of Padua. Ruggero Rugolo is responsible for publishing at the Istituto Veneto di Scienze, Lettere ed Arti and has taught the History of Modern Art at the University of Modena and Reggio and at Ca’ Foscari University in Venice.
Their studies focus on Veneto art, in particular of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, and have led to the publication of numerous monographs, conference proceedings, exhibition catalogues and articles in academic journals.

The publication

Palazzo Grimani dall’Albero d’Oro opens its doors to culture, art and all those who wish to discover the history of this sumptuous building on the Grand Canal. The book offers a fascinating journey through time, the city and the lives of the illustrious guests who have lived in this patrician residence. With a personal “ narrated” tour and a narrative that never loses sight of scientific rigour, the authors take us through the magnificent rooms in a journey that weaves together, with careful reconstruction, the history of the families and collections once hosted in the palazzo.