Guido Beltramini

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Guido Beltramini (born April 28, 1961) is an Italian architectural historian, a museum director and a curator.


Guido Beltramini has been Director of the Centro internazionale di studi di architettura Andrea Palladio in Vicenza, Italy since 1991. He is an expert in Renaissance architecture, especially the work of Andrea Palladio and his followers, and has published widely on these subjects. He has also curated several exhibitions

Beltramini has presented his research in academic institutions worldwide: ,[1] He has been Craig Hugh Smyth Visiting Fellow at Villa I Tatti, Florence; Kress Foundation Fellow at the Italian Academy for Advanced Studies at Columbia University,[2] New York, and Mellon Senior Fellow at the Canadian Center for Architecture, Montreal.[3] As a visiting professor, Beltramini has taught at the University of Ferrara and University of Milan, and in 2017 he has been Andrew W. Mellon Inaugural Visiting Professor at the V&A Research Institute and Royal College PhD program "History of Design".

Selected publications[edit]

In addition to numerous papers and articles, the principal books he has written or co-edited include:

  • The Elusive Face of Andrea Palladio (Milan 2017)
  • Storia dell’architettura nel Veneto. Il Cinquecento (with D. Battilotti, E. Demo, W. Panciera, Venice 2015)
  • Jefferson and Palladio. Constructing a New World[4] (with F. Lenzo, Milan 2015)
  • The Private Palladio (Zurich 2012, Berlin 2009, Venice 2008)
  • Palladio and the Architecture of Battle (Venice and New York 2009)
  • Carlo Scarpa e la scultura del Novecento (Venice 2009)
  • Palladio (with H. Burns, Venice and London 2009)
  • Carlo Scarpa. Architecture and Design (with Italo Zannier, Venice and New York 2007)
  • Vincenzo Scamozzi. 1548–1616 (with F. Barbieri, Venice 2003).


Beltramini has curated exhibitions for the Palladio Museum in Vicenza; the Venice Architecture Biennale; the Royal Academy of Arts, London; the Morgan Library and Museum, New York; the National Building Museum, Washington; and the Canadian Center for Architecture, Montreal. He has recently completed a trilogy of Renaissance exhibitions: Pietro Bembo e l’invenzione del Rinascimento, 2013 (with D. Gasparotto and A. Tura, Padua, Palazzo del Monte di Pietà),[5] Aldo Manuzio. Il rinascimento di Venezia, 2016 (with D. Gasparotto, Venice, Gallerie dell'Accademia),[6] and Cosa vedeva Ariosto quando chiudeva gli occhi, 2016–17 (Ferrara, Palazzo dei Diamanti).[7]


  1. ^ "Buildings, Texts, and Contexts Lecture: Guido Beltramini, "Four Objects" (IV) | Harvard College". Retrieved 2017-09-08.
  2. ^ "Guido Beltramini | Italian Academy for Advanced Studies - Columbia University". Retrieved 2017-09-08.
  3. ^ Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA). "Guido Beltramini, Mellon Senior Fellow 2011". Retrieved 2017-09-08.
  4. ^ "How Jefferson Learned Architecture". The New York Times. Retrieved 2017-09-09.
  5. ^ "Pietro Bembo e l'invenzione del Rinascimento :: Palladio Museum". Retrieved 2017-09-08.
  6. ^ "Aldo Manuzio. Il Rinascimento di Venezia | Gallerie dell'Accademia | Venezia". Retrieved 2017-09-08.
  7. ^ "Palazzo dei Diamanti - Orlando furioso 500 anni". Retrieved 2017-09-08.