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Barbara Arciszewska, Basile Baudez etc

Royalty and Architecture : Visions and Ambitions of European Monarchs

Att furstar i alla tider byggt slott, befästningar och hela städer är välkänt. Enskilda kungligheters arkitekturintresse och i vissa fall utövande som arkitekter har däremot varit mindre utforskat.  Nyligen har forskning om Gustav III (1746-1792) visat att han själv var arkitekten bakom flera viktiga byggnadsprojekt. Även George III av England (1760-1820) hade ett stort arkitekturintresse och hans ritningar och skisser finns bevarade. Frankrikes Louis XIV (1638-1715) var högst delaktig i utformandet av både slottet och trädgården runt Versailles. Och Stanis aw II Augusts (1732-1798) intresse för arkitektur fick stort inflytande på den neoklassiska stilens utveckling i Polen.  I denna rikt illustrerade bok bidrar flera forskare med ytterligare exempel och perspektiv på europeiska kungligheters betydelse för arkitekturen och arkitekturpolitiken.  Boken utkommer endast på engelska.  

  • ISBN: 9789189425958
  • Published: 2023-04-26
  • Graphic design: Patric Leo
  • Illustrated. 250 pages.

Editors

Clive Aslet is an award-winning writer and journalist who has published over twenty books.

Frank Salmon is Associate Professor of the History of Art at the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of St John's College, Cambridge (having served as President of the College 2015-19).  

Authors

Barbara Arciszewska, Professor at the Institute of Art History, University of Warsaw, is a graduate of the Courtauld Institute of Art and University of Toronto.

Basile Baudez is assistant professor of architectural history in the Art & Archaeology department at Princeton University. His first book, Architecture et Tradition Académique au Siècle des Lumières (2012), questions the role of architects in early modern European academies.

Elisabeth Kieven is an art historian. Her research concentrates on Italian, especially Roman,architecture of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries and its international impact, with a focus on architectural drawings.

Ian Thompson was formerly Reader in Landscape Architecture at Newcastle University, where he remains a Visiting Fellow.

John Goodall is the architectural editor of Country Life responsible for writing and commissioning the celebrated series of architectural features published in the magazine every week.

Magnus Olausson is an associate professor at Uppsala University (where he completed a doctorate in art studies in 1993), is an art historian and has worked since 1986 at Nationalmuseum in Stockholm, where he previously served as the head of the Collections Department.

Rebecca Lyons is Director of Collections, Library, Archive and Public Programme at the Royal Academy of Arts, and an art-historian of eighteenth and nineteenth-century collections and collecting.

Dr Simon Thurley CBE is a leading architectural historian, writer and heritage expert who currently chairs the UK National Lottery Heritage Fund.

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