Starting from the first exhibition about Andrea Palladio, called The portico and the farmyard... The idea is to show an unpublished subject never considered (unjustly) by historiography: the pseudo-fortified villa in the context of northern Italy in the sixteenth century.- The exhibition was born as an in-depth study of the architectural production of the Cremonese territory in the sixteenth century and, in particular, starts from the experiments of the architects Francesco and Giuseppe Dattaro, from pseudo-fortified cases such as the Marmirolo building, the subject of my first book. We already organized three previous exhibitions at the Musée National de la Renaissance in Paris, the Casa del Mantenga in Mantua and San Vitale in Cremona, and with important contributions by scholars such as Robert J. Knecht, Aurora Scotti Tosini, David Ekserdjian, Alain Erlande Brandenburg and Richard Ingersoll - who was present in Cremona for the inauguration -.
Wooden models built by Ivan Simonato, colleague of Centro Studi Andrea Palladio, Vicenza.
In parallel we have organized a series of conferences (with Oscar winners like Dante Ferretti, Luigi Marchione Scenographer -collab. of Ermanno Olmi-, Malcolm Hadley -Tim Burton’s Lighting Cameraman-, emeritus professors like Joseph Rykwert, Mina Gregori, Vittorio Gregotti and Augusto Cagnardi) about the ephemeral world of scenography and contemporary – architecture, considering the fabulous aspect of the fortified villas.
Catalogue Electa Mondadori with contrib. prof. Paul Davies prof. David Hemsoll, prof. Chantal Grell, prof. Richard Ingersoll.
A very special thank for the design suggestions we have had from Spartaco Cadioli. After some years we dedicated a book to the great Cadioli.
Thanks to Autostrade Centropadane Stradivaria, Giovanni Arvedi, Francesco Acerbi, Roberto Ghizzoni, A2A, Luciano Pizzetti, Silvana Costa, Elena Dagani, Tommaso Tagliabue.
Website and graphical layout of printed adv. Gianluca Signaroldi from Parma. Thanks to Marco Savini from BigRock Treviso for the digital tridimensional interactive animations with touchscreen.