History of Art and Architecture VII: Experiencing Architecture

Lecture (063-0801-23)
Organizer: Chair of Prof. Delbeke
Lecturers: Prof. Dr. Maarten Delbeke, Dr. Sigrid de Jong

Image: Thomas Stothard, The Dance, c. 1820, Yale Center for British Art, B1981.25.609, Public Domain, Creative Commons CC0 1.0
Thursdays, 10:00 - 12:00
The notion that buildings are foremost objects to be experienced, and that the intended experience of buildings should guide their design became key concepts in theory and design in the eighteenth century. In this course, we examine architectural experiences in texts, designs and buildings during major urban and architectural developments in the early modern period. We will explore the emergence of experience in observations of architecture, in theories, and in designs, and study its role in discussions about the situation, spatial composition, form and meaning of buildings. We examine how the relationship between experience and design evolved in writings on architecture, in theoretical concepts, in design theories, and in architectural design.


Dr. Sigrid de Jong