Reception Studies and Iconological Research

 
 
Side vew of Inveraray Castle Copyright: © Tobias Glitsch

Beyond the Classical

The research project addresses the origins of stylistic pluralism in Great Britain and investigates typological and stylistic developments beyond its borders.

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Blue-tiled building in front of a blue sky Copyright: © Verena Hake

Blue Architecture

The research project "Blue Architecture" systematically deals with searching and finding, documenting and interpreting blue architecture from Babylon to the present.

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Brick facade of a church in front of blue sky Copyright: © Caroline Helmenstein

Emil Steffann


The habilitation project deals with the life, work and after-effect of the architect and church builder Emil Steffann.

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The Mausoleum of Halicarnassus Copyright: © Public Domain

Halicarnassus (DFG)


The DFG-funded research project explores the ways in which written descriptions of the vanished Mausoleum of Halicarnassus informed Early Modern architects and artists.

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Maria Laach Monastery Church Copyright: © Tobias Glitsch

Maria Laach Monastery Church


The PhD project on Maria Laach analyzes the design history of the romanesque monastery church.

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The Koepelkerk of Willemstad Copyright: © Sara Dolls

Koepelkerk of Willemstad


The PhD project deals with the history of architecture and the design concept of the Koepelkerk in Willemstad.

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Bird's eye view of the former Kornelimünster Abbey Copyright: © Carsten Hensgens

Kornelimünster. The Early Modern Buildings of the Imperial Abbey

The research project deals with early modern buildings at the Imperial Abbey of Kornelimünster, the display of relics and imperial representation at a foundational site of the Holy Roman Empire.

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The Mostra dell'Acqua Felice in Rome Copyright: © Public Domain

Mostra dell'Acqua Felice in Rome


The PhD project examines the creation and genesis, typology and significance of a core building of counter-reformatory urban water architecture.

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Roma Sotterranea Copyright: © Tobias Glitsch

Roma Sotterranea

The project will systematically examine the subterranean parts of the sacred buildings of Renaissance and Baroque Rome and capture them in all their functional and iconological complexity.

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The church S. Andrea al Quirinale in Rome Copyright: © Tobias Glitsch

S. Andrea al Quirinale


The PhD project on S. Andrea al Quirinale has produced the first wide-ranging monography covering the architecture of Gian Lorenzo Bernini's oval church.

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Pilgrimage church in Scherpenheuvel Copyright: © Tobias Glitsch

Scherpenheuvel. Church and City in a Heptagon (DFG)

The DFG-funded research project on Scherpenheuvel analyzes the genesis, shape and concept of said pilgrimage site at different scales.

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