With a view to developing and disseminating the teaching of Bruno Zevi and his method of critical and historical inquiry, The Bruno Zevi Foundation is holding an international competition to award a prize for a historical-critical essay offering an original analysis of an architectural work or theme or an architect of the past or present. The competition is open to holders of research doctorates with experience in these fields: the key role of space in architecture; the ancient sources of the modern language; history as methodology of architectural practice; the modern language of architecture; landscape and the zero-degree language of architecture. Essays already published in Italy are not eligible. The languages admitted are Italian, English and French. The prize consists of the publication of the essay and in the invitation to give a lecture on the occasion of the award. Those wishing to enter for the competition are required to provide the Bruno Zevi Foundation with a) completed application form including personal data, details of the section in which the essay is entered, and its title; b) the complete text of the essay (max. 120,000 keystrokes including notes, etc.) and illustrations on CD with two copies on paper (the digital copy of the essay must show the title but not the author’s name); c) an abstract (1,500 keystrokes). Questions should be directed to the Fondazione Bruno Zevi. Deadline: 15 July.
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