University Landscape Architecture: Göttingen in the Age of Enlightenment

  • Christian Freigang
Keywords: University of Göttingen, university ensemble, architecture, botanical garden, Enlightenment, neoclassicism, Georg Heinrich Borheck, Otto Praël, Justus Heinrich Müller, Friedrich Weinbrenner

Abstract

University Landscape Architecture: Göttingen in the Age of Enlightenment

Author Biography

Christian Freigang

Christian Freigang is a Professor in the History of Art and
Architecture at the Freie Universität Berlin. In 1990, he obtained his 

PhD degree for a study on the cathedrals of Narbonne, Toulouse and
Rodez. Between 1991 and 1999, he worked as a lecturer at Göttingen
University, where he obtained his Habilitation (1999) with a study
on Auguste Perret, the conservative Revolution, and the architectural
debate in France, 1900–1930 (published in German 2002). In 2003, he
was nominated Professor in the History of Art and Architecture
at Frankfurt a. M. University. His latest book is a handbook in
architectural history, from 1800 to the present. His research domains
cover the history and theory of architecture, especially 12th to
16th and 19th to 20th century, in France and in Germany. Selected
publications include: Imitare ecclesias nobiles. Die Kathedralen von
Narbonne, Toulouse und Rodez und die nordfranzösische Rayonnantgotik
im Languedoc (1992); Das Aula-Gebäude der Georg-August-Universität
Göttingen (2006); Meisterwerke des Kirchenbaus (2009); Die Moderne. 1800
bis heute. Baukunst – Technik – Geschichte (WBG-Architekturgeschichte,
vol. 3, ed. by Christian Freigang, 2015, re-edited 2018).

Published
2018-10-28