Luigi Canonica e il linguaggio imperiale: la cultura architettonica italiana e francese in epoca napoleonica
A new study has been launched by the Archive of the Modern of the Academy of Architecture, USI-Mendrisio. Its focus is on Luigi Canonica, the Ticinese architect, a figure connected with the culture of architecture in France and Italy during Napoleon´s reign. The research is conducted jointly with Centre Ledoux, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, Paris, and the Doctoral School of the Università degli Studi Roma Tre, Rome. The four-year programme also includes the organisation of a conference to be held in two consecutive sessions (2006-2007), an exhibition (2008-2009), the publication of two volumes and the digitisation of Luigi Canonica´s drawings, preserved in several museums and archives.