The University: An Architectural Type?


  • Basile Baudez



Parisian universities, Middle Ages, Enlightenment, University of Sorbonne, architecture, Jacques-Germain Soufflot, Jean-François-Thérèse Chalgrin, Alexandre-Théodore Brongniart


The University: An Architectural Type?


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Author Biography

Basile Baudez

Basile Baudez is an Assistant Professor of Architectural History
in the Art and Archaeology Department at Princeton University.
Before 2018 he was Assistant Professor of Architectural History at
the Paris-Sorbonne University (Paris IV). Baudez has also served as
Visiting Professor at the University of Pennsylvania and at the Pratt
Institute. His research focuses on 18th and 19th century European
architectural history and especially the relationship between
architects and politics, the role of the engineers in Europe and architectural representation.

He published his PhD thesis (2006, École Pratique des hautes Études, Paris) entitled Architecture et Tradition
Académique au Siècle des Lumières in 2012. His recent books are Chalgrin.
Architectes et Architecture entre l’Ancien Régime et l’Empire (2016) with
D. Massounie, A Civic Utopia: Architecture and the City in France 1765–
1837 with N. Olsberg (2016). In process: Inessential Colors: A History
of Color in Architectural Representation in Early Modern Europe.