Staff

Susan Klaiber (Consulting Director), an American architectural historian based in Switzerland, received her Ph.D. from Columbia University.   Her work focuses on Italian Baroque architecture, particularly Guarino Guarini and the architecture of early modern religious orders.  She is a board member of the European Architectural History Network (EAHN), and was the founding editor of the EAHN Newsletter (2007-10).

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Publications

Freek Schmidt (Director) is associate professor of architectural history at the faculty of arts, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and a member of CLUE (Research Institute for the History and Heritage of the Cultural Landscape and Urban Environment). He publishes regularly on early modern architecture and is currently completing a book on Passion and Control. Dutch Architecture of the Eighteenth Century for Ashgate.

Contact: f.h.schmidt@vu.nl

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Recent Publications

Dutch Arcadia: Amsterdam and Villa Culture,” in: Barbara Arciszewska (ed.), The Baroque Villa. Suburban and Country Residences, c. 1600-1800, Wilanow 2009, 43-58.

Building Artists. History, Modernity and the Architect Around 1630,” Nederlands Kunsthistorisch Jaarboek 59 (2009), 317-347.

“Building Discipline. Two Amsterdam Houses of Correction,” in: Konrad Ottenheym, Krista de Jonge and Monique Chatenet (eds.), Public Buildings in Early Modern Europe, Turnhout 2010, 165-180.

Kimberley Skelton (Director) is Junior Research Fellow at Durham University.  Her research probes intersections of intellectual, phenomenological, and architectural history in seventeenth- and eighteenth-century Europe, and she has published on topics encompassing early modern libraries, seventeenth-century English architecture, the German Wendel Dietterlin’s Architectura (1598), and the reinterpretation of Andrea Palladio’s church facades in England and the US.  Her recently published book entitled The Paradox of Body, Building and Motion in Seventeenth-Century England explores how architects and patrons turned paradoxically to the uncertain blur of motion to assure predictable social interactions across house and estate as the human body and its world became described in terms of movement.

Contact: kcskelton1@gmail.com

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Recent Publications

The Paradox of Body, Building and Motion in Seventeenth-Century England (Manchester:  Manchester University Press, 2015).

The Malleable Early Modern Reader:  Display and Discipline in the Open Reading Room,” Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians 73, no. 2 (June 2014):  183-204.

Redefining Hospitality:  The Leisured World of the 1650s English Country House,” Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians 68, no. 4 (December 2009):  496-513.

Reading as a Gentleman and an Architect:  Sir Roger Pratt’s Library,” Transactions of the Ancient Monuments Society 53 (2009):  15-50.

“Shaping the Book and the Building:  Text and Image in Dietterlin’s Architectura,” Word and Image 23, no. 1 (January-March 2007):  25-44.

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