Still from a 3D parallax animation using historic imagery to show Venetian boats entering and exiting the city.
Still from a 3D parallax animation using historic imagery to show Venetian boats entering and exiting the city.

Senses of Venice

Project Lead(s): Kristin Love Huffman

20172019

This project brings to life the first accurate map of Venice produced in 1729 by Ludovico Ughi. Printed in sections, it included sixteen vignettes of notable sites and a legend of important locations within the city. Sold to visitors, especially those coming to Venice as part of the Grand Tour and lavish parties of Carnival, this map was printed in a transportable album format that could be cut out and reassembled upon arrival back home. Working with the document in its original format, the team will animate and contextualize the newly acquired version at the Rubenstein Library at Duke University. The map and its story will form the centerpiece of an exhibition in 2019 at Duke Libraries that celebrates the collection’s rare Venetian books.

Banner Image: Still from a 3D parallax animation using historic imagery to show Venetian boats entering and exiting the city. Image Credit: Senses of Venice

Past Collaborators

Lizzet Clifton
Hannah L. Jacobs
Noah Michaud
Angela Tawfik
Mary Kate Weggeland
Cristina Zago
David Zielinski

Scholarship

Presentations

  • Michaud, Noah. “Mapping Social and Spatial Encounters in Eighteenth-Century Venice.” Poster presented at the College Art Association Conference, Chicago, IL, February 14, 2020.
  • Michaud, Noah. “Mapping Social and Spatial Encounters in Eighteenth-Century Venice.” Paper presented at the State of North Carolina Undergraduate Research & Creativity Symposium, Duke University, Durham, NC, November 23, 2019.
  • Tawfik, Angela. “Senses of Venice. Rosalba Carriera and the Politics of Pastel Portraiture.” Paper presented at the Undergraduate Research Symposium, Duke University, Durham, NC, April 22, 2019.
  • Weggeland, Mary Kate. “The Rise of Print Culture in Early Modern Venice.” Paper presented at the Undergraduate Research Symposium, Duke University, Durham, NC, April 22, 2019.

Funding & Sponsorship

  • Furthermore Grant Publication Subvention (2020-21)
  • Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation Publication Subvention (2020-21)
  • Renaissance Society of America, Samuel Kress Art History Award (2020-21)