Sabbioneta – An Ideal Renaissance City

 

Exhibition and Accompanying Program (November 4 to 25, 2015)

The northern Italian city of Sabbioneta originated as a residence for the small douchy. Its duke, Vespasiano Gonzaga (1531–1591), had it newly errected from the bottom up in 1554, thereby accomplishing one of the most consistent implementations of how an ideal city looked during the Italian Renaissance. The RWTH Aachen Chair of the History of Architecture measured the grand buildings in the UNCESCO world heritage site and examined them using methods from historical building research under the direction of professor Jan Pieper from 2007 to 2014.