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Critical review of studies on the representation of architecture and use of the image in science and art

Issue 7 | January - June 2019

Images and temporality




XY 07 January‒June 2019 – Images and temporality


How long does an image last? Often the images outlive what they denote and so they preserve and transmit its memory for a long time. Sometimes it is their physical equipment that lasts longer. In fact carved and engraved images, or otherwise recorded in long‒lived artifacts, often embedded in them, can acquire over time greater value than the messages themselves. Even the duplicates that can be obtained by copy, by imprint or otherwise executed, can assume an independent value and have their own story. Then the image bears witness to the civilization that produces it, but also to the one that safeguards it and uses it. Studying the image means studying the whole of humanity, therefore its conservation and duration are an objective of cultural interest. Its reproductions, prints or photographs, have always accompanied the progress of knowledge and are an irreplaceable document of human passing on the planet. Nowadays, even digitized, the images convey the history of mankind events, the evolution of culture and the mutations of architecture in an incomparable way. They help human being to become fully aware of the change in what Ervin Schroeder calls “the image of the world”, since they make it very clear where he lives, in what era and how. The image durability is therefore a guarantee of human self‒awareness.


April 11, 2019: abstract submission

Text in English language (maximum 2,000 characters including spaces) and author’s native language (maximum 2,000 characters including spaces), an image with caption and related credits. The scientific committee and the editorial board evaluate and select the proposals based on thematic importance and meaningful clarity criteria.

April 26, 2019: notification of the abstract acceptance (or rejection)

June 3, 2019: full paper submission

Text in English language (15,000‒30,000 characters including spaces and notes) and author’s native language (15,000‒30,000 characters including spaces and notes), 8‒15 images with captions and related credits (one image every 2,000 characters). Only papers that comply with the posted on the site editorial guidelines will be accepted. The editorial review predates the scientific one as it takes into account the attention in the drafting of the texts and, therefore, it expresses a preliminary judgment. Then the papers are submitted to the double‒blind peer review by recognized experts, who have the task of verifying the scientific contents.

June 24, 2019: notification of the paper reception (or non-reception) / request for additional notes

The proposals (abstract and full paper) have to be drawn up in compliance with the publishing standards and based on the text templates published both on the XYdigitale website and on the OJS platform, where the editorial and scientific review form is also available. All the proposals must be submitted by using OJS platform available here following the instruction for submission (you need to create an account if you do not have one before).

CALL FOR THE COVER IMAGE - deadline for submission June 3, 2019

With obvious or allusive reference to the theme 'image and temporality', the journal invites scholars and readers to send a proposal for the cover image (info@xydigitale.it). The editorial board will transmit anonymously all the submitted images both to the Scientific Committee and to the Referee Committee. The image that will collect most preferences will be published on the cover, while the others will be hosted in the pages of the journal. Each image (.jpg, 600 dpi, base 15 cm) must be accompanied by an illustrative caption (about 500 characters) that includes the credits of the image and the name of the proposer.