Hubert Robert, The Bastille in the first days of its demolition, oil on canvas, 1789
The death of architecture before Hugo. Palloy and the stones of the Bastille
Maarten Delbeke (ETH Zürich)
Giovedì 7 dicembre 2017, ore 16.30
Palazzo Canavée, Aula C0.63/0.64
Maarten Delbeke is the Chair in the history and theory of architecture at the ETH. He studied architecture at the Faculty of Engineering and Architecture at Ghent University, where he obtained his PhD in 2001. After the Scott Opler Fellowship in Architectural History (Worcester College, Oxford), he became a post-doctoral fellow with the Flemish Fund for Scientific Research (F.W.O.). In 2005-6 he started teaching at the Universities of Ghent and Leiden. At Leiden he led the research project The Quest for the Legitimacy of Architecture 1750–1850, funded with a VIDI-grant from the Dutch Science Foundation (N.W.O.). In 2014 he became full professor at Ghent University.
He publishes on the history and theory of art and architecture from the early modern period up to the present and is an architecture critic. He is the founding editor-in-chief of Architectural Histories, the online open access journal of the European Architectural History Network (EAHN). He is the author of numerous essays and catalogue entries, and of The art of religion. Sforza Pallavicino and art theory in Bernini’s Rome (Ashgate, 2012/2016). He is the co-editor of, amongst others, Bernini’s Biographies. Critical Essays (Penn State, 2006), Foundation, Dedication and Consecration in Early Modern Europe (Brill, 2012) and The Baroque in Architectural Culture, 1880-1980 (Ashgate, 2015).