Laura Plezier | Wonder and the poems about the Town Hall of Amsterdam | ERC Starting Grant Elevated Minds. The sublime in the public arts in 17th-century Paris and Amsterdam | University of Leiden, Art History | Promotor(es); supervisor(s): prof. dr. S.P.M. Bussels and prof. dr. C.A. van Eck | end 2019 | l.m.plezier[at]hum.leidenuniv.nl
During the years of construction of the Town Hall of Amsterdam (1648- c. 1700) an exceptionally rich corpus of laudatory poems, was published about the building. My research concerns the way in which in these poems strategies of wonder and usurpation about the Town Hall, were applied.