Parva sed apta mihi. La casa di Ludovico Ariosto a Ferrara
In: Quaderni dell'Istituto di Storia dell'Architettura: 69, 2019
This contribution is part of the studies carried out on the features’ theme of historic buildings in Ferrara, and specifically
of the research on the stylistic and constructive features of historic buildings during the Este duchy (1471 1598). These
activities intend to conduct case studies by using detailed monographs that recognise the fundamental role in historical
investigation of understanding the distinctive features of pre-existing structures, as well as the mechanisms of change in
respect to architecture in the past.
This contribution conducts a study on Ludovico Ariosto’s house in Contrada Mirasole, concentrating its investigation on the characterising elements of the architecture: an objective evaluation of the building’s facts found out in its historical process, and in its construction techniques and materials, is carried out through the cross-validation analysis of direct and indirect readouts, so as to examine the architectural style through comparisons in order to identify common features and/or local variations.