SAH Conference in Chicago

Posted in conferences (to attend) by Editor on April 10, 2010

The 2010 Society of Architectural Historians conference takes place in Chicago, 21-25 April. Registration is open online. The following sessions suggest something of what’s available for the long eighteenth century:

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Architectural Drawing from Antiquity through Early Modernity: The Ideas of Architecture
Friday, 2:00-4:30, Wolf Point
Chair: John Senseney (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign)

  • Robert Bork (University of Iowa), “Drawing, Geometry, and the Procedural Logic to Gothic Design”
  • Ann C. Huppert (University of Washington, Seattle), “The Centrality of Drawing in Baldassarre Peruzzi’s Design Process”
  • Raffaella Fabiani Giannetto (University of Maryland, College Park), “The Role of Drawing in the Evolution of Garden Design”
  • Anthony Gerbino (Worcester College, University of Oxford), “The Estate Survey and the Formal Garden: Cartography and Landscape in 17th-century France”
  • Heather Hyde Minor (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign), “G.B. Piranesi’s Notebooks and the Ideas of Architecture”

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Taking the Measure of New Colonial Architectural History
Friday, 2:00-4:30, Sauganash West
Chair: Barbara Burlison Mooney (University of Iowa)

  • Pierre-Édouard Latouche (Canadian Centre for Architecture), “The Many Great and Small Rebuildings of Montreal between 1650 and 1750”
  • Jeroen van den Hurk (University of Kentucky), “New Netherlandic Architecture: Evidence from Building Contracts”
  • Daphne Degazon Hobson (Charlestown, Nevis), “Subsistence and Luxury: A Report from the British Caribbean in 1706”
  • Mark Reinberger (University of Georgia), “Englishness and Gentility: A View from the Mid-Atlantic”
  • Carl Lounsbury (Colonial Williamsburg Foundation), “Regionalism in Early American Ecclesiastical Architecture”

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Alpenreisen und Wüstenwanderungen: Envisioning Landscapes of Early Modernity
Saturday, 9:00-11:30, Western Stage
Chairs: Nicole Huber and Ralph Stern (University of Washington, Seattle)

  • Jennifer Ferng (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), “Unearthing Prosperity: the Art of Mining, Governance, and Perceptions of Landscape in Early Modern France”
  • Kristoffer Neville (University of California Riverside), “Landscape versus Architecture in Early-Modern Scandinavia”
  • Jeremy Kargon (Morgan State University), “From Building Toward Landscape: Erich Mendelsohn and a Reconstitution of Geographical Forms”
  • Mari Hvattum (Oslo School of Architecture and Design), “‘Goats, Englishmen, and Art Lovers’: A.O. Vinje and the Making of the Modern Mountainscape”
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