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"Theory must support practice in order for the specialist artist to stay inventive and creative." –Sylvie Duvernoy

Author of Elementi di disegno (Elements of Drawing), Sylvie Duvernoy is a professional architect and partner in a Florentine architectural firm. Her studies on reciprocal influences between mathematics and architecture have been published in several international papers and meetings.

Sylvie Duvernoy teaches architectural drawing at SACI. She also teaches at the University of Florence and the Politecnico di Milano.

Her post-graduate research focuses on the reciprocal influences between mathematics and architecture. In addition to her research and teaching activities, she is a partner in an architectural firm in Florence that carries out remodeling and restoration projects, as well as projects involving new constructions in Italy and abroad.

Sylvie Duvernoy is a graduate of the University of Paris. She received a Dottorato di Ricerca from the Architecture Department of the University of Florence.

Teaching Philosophy
I think that in the short time span of an academic semester, interaction between teacher and students must be dedicated to build together a process of self-learning that will support students even after the course is finished. The teacher delivers information that students will continue to elaborate on their own in the following semesters. Seeds planted together will continue to grow and blossom…

My aim is to help students develop their innate curiosity, enhance their capacity of critical observation – and critical reading – show them how to improve their knowledge on the specific topics that they chose to learn and hopefully to like. Theory must support Practice in order for the specialist artist to stay inventive and creative, and one day the former student will be able to explain and teach in turn the Art and the Science to some less skilled person.

"Theory must support practice in order for the specialist artist to stay inventive and creative." –Sylvie Duvernoy

Publications

Elementi di Disegno
Sylvie Duvernoy

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