Guarneri Cristiano

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Structure Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering
Qualification Contratto per attivita' di insegnamento, L. 240/10
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Curriculum Vitae
Cristiano Guarneri (1979) is historian of architecture and city. At the present he is adjunct professor in history of contemporary architecture at the University of Padua and University ‘Ca’ Foscari’ in Venice. Since 2005 he has been for ten years teaching assistant at the University of Brescia.
After the PhD at the School for Advanced Study in Venice (2010), he was previously post-doctoral research fellow in history of architecture at the Iuav University in Venice (three years) and at the University of Padua (one year). In 2007 he was researcher at the Archivio del Moderno of the Academy of Architecture in Mendrisio (University of Italian Switzerland), and in 2008 has been awarded with a yearly starting grant (bourse pour chercheur débutant) from the Swiss National Foundation. In the same period he has been visiting researcher at the State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg.

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Research areas
Guarneri’s field of expertise ranges from early modern to contemporary history of architecture and city in different Italian and European geographical contexts.
His researches focus particularly on the relationships between architectural design and knowledge of sciences and humanities in specialized typologies of buildings. This theme links studies such as those on sixteenth-century Venetian fortresses and mathematics, seventeenth- and eighteenth-century observatories and astronomy, early-modern libraries and literature, and finally Renaissance museums and natural history and the arts. Among the museums, and early spaces of knowledge or collecting, Guarneri studied in detail the Kunstkamera of Peter the Great, St Petersburg, the Statuario Pubblico in the Marciana Library and the Grimani collection, Venice, and Petrarch’s study in his house in Arquà, near Padua.
In the field of urban history, Guarneri focuses on the foundation and planning of St Petersburg during the reign of Peter the Great, as well as on early-modern and modern Venice. In this last context, he performed a research in the area of Giardini di Castello for the international project Visualizing Venice (Iuav University, Duke University, Padua University).

C. GUARNERI, ‘“Peritissimo nella militare architettura”: Bartolomeo d’Alviano ingegnere militare’, in “Impaziente della quiete”. Bartolomeo d’Alviano, le fortune di un condottiero nell’Italia rinascimentale (1455-1515), Ed. by E. Irace, Il Mulino, Bologna 2018, pp. 155-178.
C. GUARNERI, ‘Da passeggio pubblico ad area edificabile: i Giardini di Castello nei progetti irrealizzati tra Otto e Novecento’, in Venezia di carta, Ed. by A. Ferrighi, LetteraVentidue, Siracuse 2017, pp. 36-43.
C. GUARNERI, ‘L’architetto e il collezionista: Vincenzo Scamozzi e Giovanni Grimani nell’allestimento dello Statuario Pubblico della Libreria Marciana”, in Annali di architettura, 29, 2017, pp. 37-50.
C. GUARNERI, ‘Editoria e cultura militare a Brescia in epoca moderna: un primo censimento delle edizioni (1473-1797)’, in Libri, incisioni e immagini di architettura come fonti per il progetto in Italia (XV-XX secolo), Conference proceedings, Caracol, Palermo 2015, pp. 21-44.
C. GUARNERI, ‘Trattati e trattatisti di architettura militare a Brescia nel Cinquecento’, in Ivi, pp. 45-54.
C. GUARNERI, ‘Architetture del sapere: per una storia dell’architettura museale nell’Europa moderna’, in Engramma, 126, april 2015, pp. 8-36. Available on
C. GUARNERI, ‘Architettura per una nuova identità: Pietro il Grande e la costruzione di San Pietroburgo’, in Architettura e identità locali, Ed. by F.P. Di Teodoro, A. Beltramini, Olschki, Florence 2013, pp. 423-441.
C. GUARNERI, ‘La Alhambra en Florencia: orientalismo por la diversión de la burghesía entre Ocho y Novecientos’, in Orientalismo: arte y arquitectura entre Granada y Venecia, Ed. by J. Calatrava e Guido Zucconi, Conference proceedings, Abada editores, Madrid 2012, pp. 303-325.
C. GUARNERI, ‘Il Castello che non c’è: progetti per il Castello di Brescia nella prima epoca veneta’, in Il Castello di Brescia: il Falcone d’Italia, Ed. by I. Giustina, Massetti Rodella Editore, Roccafranca 2012, pp. 45-64.
C. GUARNERI, ‘Joseph-Nicolas Delisle e la costruzione del primo osservatorio di San Pietroburgo’, in Giornale di Astronomia, 2011, 1, pp. 40-51.

List of taught course units in A.Y. 2019/20
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