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



The publishing house Università degli Studi di Trento aims to select and publish academic knowledge from the research and teaching results within the university. The publishing house was founded in 1992, but in 1983 the University of Trento had started a publishing project with the series of Quaderni del Dipartimento di Sociologia e Ricerca Sociale. The subjects in charge of the publications are the Departments, the Research Centres and the Martino Martini Study Centre, among which the Departments – formerly Faculties – of Humanities and Philosophy and Law contribute in particular to the publishing activity. Since 2004, the publishing house has been offering the possibility of publishing open access, particularly encouraging the choice since 2014, when the university policy on open access to scientific literature was approved. Consequently, the publishing house’s main series have also gradually opened up to this new dissemination model, which allows undoubted economic and scientific advantages, given the authors and the publishing house citation impact guaranteed by maximum dissemination.


Founded in Padua in 1987, the Il Poligrafo publishing house stands out for its high-quality publishing with a strong humanistic focus on various fields such as: art, architecture, landscape, archaeology, philosophy, literary criticism, historiography, cinema, fiction, poetry, memoirs, and gender studies. It is a partner of universities, research centres, museums, foundations, institutions and organisations at national and European level. It is a reliable interlocutor to entrust the editing, publication, dissemination and promotion of its partners’ publications. Its catalogue includes titles ranging from essays to more classic monographs, illustrated books and fiction, as well as a section of journals. Its original and articulate proposal framework is characterised by scientific rigour and close editorship, fostering dialogue and exchange between different scientific domains, between academic and extra-academic circuits and increasing knowledge outside the strict research sectorization. Sensitive to the deep digital transformations employing the publishing world, Il Poligrafo has added the production of ebook editions to the love for the book in its oldest and most physical form.