Venetian Perspective Boxes: When the Images Become Environments

Low-Tech High-Knowledge Media for Teaching the Historical Heritage of the (Interior/Exterior) Environments
  • Fabrizio GayEmail author
  • Irene Cazzaro
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 919)


The contribution focuses on the comparison of two types of case studies: (1) educational devices dedicated to the historical heritage of the Interior Design and (2) artistic (on-site) installations dedicated to the experience of the landscape. Both cases are characterised by low digital technology, high level of analogic experience, translation of images between different visual and haptic media in real environments that still function as wunderkammern. Our aim is to study the semiotic device shared by these different cases.


Intermediality Arts and sciences Immersive visualization Interior Design Displaying Optical boxes 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Università IUAV di VeneziaVeniceItaly

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