Landscape and Garden Design in 18th-Century Europe: Architectural Use of the Natural

Landscape Gardens at Stowe, Buckinghamshire, UK | View of Palladian Bridge, Gothic Temple / By UKGardenPhotos, Flickr, Creative Commons By Dr. Iris Lauterbach / 07.03.2017 Professor of History Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte (ZI) Abstract The history of landscape design in the 18th century offers numerous examples of transfer processes. This article investigates the emergence of the[…]

Hieroglyphicks of the City Fathers: London’s Aldermen in the 17th Century

Aldermen of the City of London Corporation represented as Chinese and as monsters in procession to Westminster to protest against the Treaty of Paris, 1763. Etching, ~1763. Wellcome Library reference no. 31512i. By Dr. William Schupbach / 07.25.2016 Historian The Corporation of London is the local government which controls the square mile known as the City[…]

The “South Sea Bubble”: London’s Financial Crash of 1720

“Des waerelds doen en doolen, is maar een mallemoolen,” engraving from Het Groote Tafereel der Dwaasheid, 1720 / Harvard Business School, Creative Commons By Dr. Helen J. Paul / 11.04.2015 Lecturer in Economics and Economic History University of Southampton Abstract The South Sea Bubble of 1720 was a major financial crash in London. It immediately followed[…]

A Classical Architectural Revival in the Palatine Chapel at Aachen

Map with present-day nations By Dr. Jennifer Awes-Freeman / 08.08.2015 Visiting Assistant Professor of Art History and Religious Studies University of St. Thomas Carolingian art and the classical revival The Palatine Chapel at Aachen is the most well-known and best-preserved Carolingianbuilding. It is also an excellent example of the classical revival style that characterized the architecture of Charlemagne’s reign. The[…]

Basilica of Santa Sabina: Adoption of Administrative Architecture for Sacred Space

Basilica of Santa Sabina, 422-432, Rome By Dr. Allen Farber / 08.08.2015 Professor of Art History State University of New York College at Oneonta Exterior view of the apse, Basilica of Santa Sabina, c. 432 C.E., Rome Basilicas—a type of building used by the ancient Romans for diverse functions including as a site for law courts—is[…]