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Francesco Benelli on Donato Bramante

Francesco Benelli’s scholarship and teaching on history and theory of architecture reflect his background as an architect. His interests range from the study of the mentality and practice of the architect with a special attention to the tool of the architectural drawing - meant as a tool of transformation of his ideas into a practical process of building - to the analysis of the buildings and the way they are built. He is also interested in the use and interpretation of the classical language versus the notion of “invention” in architecture during the Renaissance. Benelli is experienced in archaeological surveys, building material and techniques of Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque architecture.