DUVERNOY SYLVIE

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Curriculum Vitae
Sylvie Duvernoy is an architect, graduated at Paris University.
She later participated in the Ph.D. program of the Architecture School of Florence University and was awarded the Italian degree of "Dottore di Ricerca" in 1998.
She presently teaches architectural drawing at the Scuola del Design of the Politecnico di Milano.
She also teaches the course of "Sketching and Drawing" at the Italy Program of Kent State University, in Florence.
In January 2013 she was invited scholar at the Knowlton School of Architecture, of the Ohio State University in Columbus-OH.
The researches carried forth since the beginning of the post-graduate studies mainly focus on the reciprocal influences between graphic mathematics and architecture. Architecture history shows that geometry and its related aesthetic symbolism were always present, hidden in architectural and urban
design from antiquity to modern times. The way they were involved and the strength with which they were claimed, vary according to historical periods. These relationships have always been expressed by the means of the drawing: the major and unavoidable tool of the design process.
The results of her studies were published and communicated in several International Meetings and Reviews.
Beside the research and teaching, she has always maintained a private professional activity. After having worked for a few years in the Parisian office of an international Swiss architecture firm,
she is now partner of an associate office in Florence, the design projects of which cover a wide range of design problems, from remodeling and restoration to new constructions, in Italy and abroad.

Publications
RECENT PUBLICATIONS:
BOOKS:
• MILANO Maths in the city, a mathematical tour of Milanese architecture (eds. M. Rossi, S. Duvernoy, GP Mele) Maggioli Editore, Milano- Italy, 2012, ISBN 978-88-387-6128-0
• ELEMENTI DI DISEGNO: 12 lezioni di disegno dell'architettura (with english text), Le lettere, Firenze-Italy, 2011,ISBN 978-88-7087-387-3
• Beyond skyscrapers/Design charrette at OSU (eds. M. Rossi, S. Duvernoy, K.B. Jones), Alinea, Firenze-Italy, 2008, ISBN 978-88-6055-304-1

PAPERS:
• “Early Trompe-l’oeil Effects in the Last Supper Depictions by Domenico Ghirlandaio” (with GP Mele) in Nexus Network Journal vol.19/2, Springer, Basel-Switzerland 2017, ISSN 1590-5896
• “Baroque oval churches: innovative geometrical patterns in early modern sacred architecture”, in Nexus Network Journal vol.17/2,Springer, Basel-Switzerland 2015, ISSN 1590-5896
• “Can we design what we cannot draw?” in Boletim da APROGED, 31, Ediçao da Aproged, Porto-Portugal, 2014, ISSN 2183-1939
• “The shadow of Euclid on Architecture” (with K. Williams), in The Mathematical Intelligencer vol. 36/1, Springer, Basel-Switzerland, 2014, DOI: 10.1007/s00283-013-9376-6
• “Le Corbusier e la policromia architettonica del 1931”, in Geometria, Spazio, Colore (eds. M. Rossi), Maggioli, Sant'Arcangelo di Romagna-Italy, 2013, ISBN 978-88-387-6191-4

List of taught course units in A.Y. 2019/20
No course unit for this A.Y.