Architectural treatises and manuscripts
April 21 | 10-17 hours | Utrecht University, Drift 21 room 1.05 (entrance via the library, Drift 27)
After more than five hundred years, Boom Publishers recently published the first Dutch edition of Leon Battista Alberti’s famous treatise, De re aedificatoria (written circa 1452, first published in print in 1485). This is the occasion to dedicate our first study day of the architectural history section after the obligatory corona winter sleep to recently completed or ongoing research in the Netherlands on architectural books and manuscripts. On this day MA students, PhD students and university staff will speak on a wide range of architectural texts, from the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries, from different European countries. In addition, as a conclusion to the morning program, there will be a special contribution by David Rijser, professor of Classical Receptions at the RUG, on the new Alberti edition.
Participation is free of charge, but we ask € 12.50 if you want to attend lunch. Registration is required, and this can be done through the secretariat of the Research School for Art History: email@example.com. Please indicate in your email, if you want to attend lunch.
Registration deadline April 14.
9.45 coffee and tea
10.15 Sara Bernert (RCE): Nicodemus Tessin the Younger (1654-1728): A contemporary’s viewpoint on European palace interiors.
10.45 Steven Lauritano (UL): “Successio Temporis”: Past, Present, and Future in the preparatory drawings for Fischer’s Entwurff
11.30 Dirk Van de Vijver (UU): Carront and architecture, engineering and applied mathematics. Technical publications in the 18th century Liege of the ‘contrefaçon’.
11.45 Natasja Hogen (UvA): Notes on ventilation and heating of buildings: putting the new science of building physics to paper, 1840-1920
12.15 David Rijser (RUG): The first Dutch edition of Alberti’s De re aedificatoria (2022)
12.45-14.15 lunch break
14.15 Koen Ottenheym (UU): An anonymous manuscript in Enkhuizen, c. 1740.
14.45 Aram Deknatel (UU): H.C. Teijssen’s Cabinet van Bouw-Orde (1804) in the KOG collection.
15.30 Martijn van Beek (VU/UU): Vignola’s Regola on Spanish writing desks: Juan Ricci de Guevara and ‘yngenio’
16.00 Caroline van Eck (Cambridge Univ.): Piranesi’s Diverse Maniere. Entangled Histories: architecture, archaeology and the discovery of the interior (1750-1880)
Drinks and refreshments