Mapping Art and Architecture in Venice The idea for the Art and Architecture of Renaissance Venice Web site emerged several years ago when Professor David Rosand suggested that we think about a digital project revolving around Jacopo de' Barbari's bird's eye View of Venice, a monumental woodblock print dated 1500, and a work that is not only unique for its time but also represents the height of printing and publishing technology in the Italian Renaissance. Following this thread of technological ingenuity from Jacopo's day down to our own sets the stage for our approach to the design of the project.

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David Rosand, the Meyer Schapiro Professor of Art History, is an historian of painting, and has written extensively about Venice.

The Venice [Web] site is special because it is developed on the basis of a work of art itself.... The area that we have developed most fully is the Scuola Grande di San Marco.

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Important Note
The Venice site designed and built by the VMC is intended to be used by students over the course of an entire semester, under the guidance of VMC staff. If you would like to see more of the site, we recommend you start here. If you would like to see the whole site, and are prepared to explore, go ahead.
Casa Murano

Recently a small house in Venice was bequeathed to Columbia. The Columbia Center for Studies in Venice, Casa Muraro, will serve as a study center and library in Venice for Columbia students.