Vortrag Mari Hvattum
von 18:15 bis 20:00
Heinrich Ernst Schirmer and the Cosmopolitan Historicism of Nineteenth Century Europe
The nineteenth century may have been the age of the nation state, yet early to mid nineteenth century Europe was a cosmopolitan place. This is true not least in the field of architecture, with European architects studying and working across national boundaries with astonishing ease. Heinrich Ernst Schirmer (1814-1887), who went from studies in his native Germany to become one of Norway’s most important architects, is a case in point. Using Schirmer’s cosmopolitan historicism as a point of departure, this lecture investigates the way nineteenth century architects merged the universal and the national by means of style.
is an architectural historian trained in England and Norway, currently professor of architectural history at The Oslo School of Architecture and Design. She has written extensively on nineteenth century architectural culture, and is the author of books such as Gottfried Semper and the Problem of Historicism (Cambridge University Press 2004) and Heinrich Ernst Schirmer. Kosmopolittenes Arkitekt (Pax 2014).