Diocletian’s Palace at Split

Wed 24 Apr 2019

The Arts Society Leicester present Diocletian’s Palace at Split

Speaker – Isabella Image

The late antique emperor Diocletian saved the empire from collapse by instituting a new system of government. However, his most enduring legacy was probably his wide-ranging building schemes which included renovation work at Palmyra and Luxor. This lecture looks at his monumental palace at Split (modern-day Croatia) including the domed mausoleum and the southern facade along the seafront. Also considered is its impact on the architect Robert Adam, leading to him publishing illustrations of the building and subsequently to its influence on neo-classicism and eighteenth-century architecture.

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