Exhibition Opening: World Histories of Architecture
14 December 2016, Zentralinstitut fuer Kunstgeschichte, Raum 242, II. OG, Munich, Germany
DATE: 14/12/2016
“Histories of architecture covering the whole world were (and are still being) published from the beginning of the eighteenth century until today. Paradigms, approaches and theories changed dramatically during this period. From the comparative histories of religion and culture of the Enlightenment to the national and imperial narratives of the nineteenth century, from the racist and völkisch models of interpretation up to decolonization and UNESCO World Cultural Heritage – concepts about architecture, nature, and origins always play a prominent role. The workshop will discuss authors and theories on the day of the opening of the exhibition “Weltgeschichten der Architektur. Ursprünge, Narrative, Bilder 1700-2016."


Welcome and Coffee

Matteo Burioni (LMU/ZI)

Caroline van Eck (University of Cambridge)
Polychromy, tatouage and cannibalism: Gottfried Semper and the foundations of a world history of architecture

Henrik Karge (TU Dresden)
Kugler, Schnaase, Lübke - das Zusammenspiel globaler Kunst- und Architekturgeschichte um die Mitte des 19. Jahrhunderts

Petra Brouwer (University of Amsterdam)
The invention of a genre: James Fergusson’s Handbook of Architecture (1855)

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Gauvin Alexander Bailey (Queen’s University)
Architecture in the French Atlantic World, 1608-1828: Utopianism and Intransigence in a Paper Empire”

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