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Giovanna Ceserani , April 2017

The data visualizations below were created using the Palladio application developed at Stanford. The embedded visualizations are Palladio Bricks. Palladio is freely available to use at and the source code is available on GitHub here.

You will find an explanation of the visualization at the bottom of the page.


This graph shows the funding sources for the architects’ tours of Italy. The lines connect individual names to five categories of funding: “Private Sponsorship,” “Fellowship,” “Commissioned Work,” “Independent Wealth,” “Family Architectural Business.” (Note that all the architects for whom we do not have this information are connected to an unnamed category). You can interact with the graph by way of the filters underneath it. For example, you can see that no one who funded the tour by way of commissioned work was an amateur, and that of this group only two toured Italy more than once. For explanation of dimensions, see the Data Schema.

See the project Schema page for data viewer, the data schema, and a link to the data files.

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Giovanna Ceserani. (April 2017). Interactive Visualization for British Architects on the Grand Tour in eighteenth-century Italy. Graph: Funding [Created using Palladio,].