13.12.2006 | what’s on
by Università Iuav di Venezia
December 7, 2006
The Archivio Progetti at the Iuav University in Venice, together with the Querini Stampalia Foundation, Venice town council’s Centro Donna women’s centre and the archive office for the Veneto region, with financial backing from Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio bank and Lombardy province for the reordering and valuation of archives of the architect Egle Renata Trincanato (1910-1998).
Not only the first woman to obtain a degree at the Regio Istituto Superiore di Architettura di Venezia in 1938, Egle Renata Trincanato was also an important writer regarding Venice architecture, such as A Guide to Venetian Domestic Architecture (Venezia Minore, 1948) and Guide for Visitors to the Ducal Palace in Venice (Il palazzo Ducale nella storia e nell’arte di Venezia, 1960).
The archive, donated by the Balistreri family to the IUAV University in Venice in 2004, contains documents that acknowledge Trincanto’s work as museum planner and designer, her studies on morphology and Venetian infrastructure, the planning and restoration of historic monuments, her historical and critical writings, the contacts she formed and maintained with important national and international figures – Giuseppe Samonà, Carlo Scarpa, Bruno Zevi, Le Corbusier, Richard Neutra, Frank Lloyd Wright.
Examples of this work will be on display to the public in November and December 2007 at the Querini Stampalia Foundation with an exhibition, together with workshops, guided tours based on Egle Renata Trincanato’s Venetian studies and a series of conferences which will cover other topical written works and aim to offer general and specialist insights.