Looking for Leisure.  Court Residences and their Satellites, 1400–1700

Looking for Leisure. Court Residences and their Satellites, 1400–1700

Place Praha, Academic Conference Center, POLAND
Organizer ESF Research Networking Programme PALATIUM
More info http://www.dejum.sav.sk/docs/conf/CFP%20Prague%202014.pdf

Conference date: 5-7. June 2014

The colloquium will study the relationship of the satellite to the palace and examine its
function as pendant but also as counterpart or even opposite to large palatial buildings. The
small palace usually made it possible to develop certain ideological and spiritual programmes
that would have been difficult to achieve within the large palace. Only residential complexes that
contained not just the main palace but also the palazotto, aspired to create symbolic images of
the universe, the earthly paradise. There was a “dialectic unity” between the main palace as the
permanent residence and the smaller, temporary and occasional house; the existence of a
palazotto constituted an “added value” to the actual residence, the palatium.