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Benedikt Ried’s vaults in Prague Castle and the question of Formative Inventiveness

Monday 1 February 2016, 4.30PM

Speaker(s): Professor Norbert Nussbaum (Kunsthistorisches Institut, University of Cologne).

Prof. Norbert Nussbaum will be returning to York to talk about his current research on Eastern European Gothic, specifically the extraordinary vaults in Prague castle.  As his abstract explains (attached), they are central to his thinking about architecture north and south of the Alps around 1500. 

Two of the leading authorities on Eastern European Gothic: Dr Zoë Opačić (Birkbeck, University of London) and Professor Paul Crossley (Emeritus Professor of the History of Art, Courtauld Institute of Art), will also be coming on 1st Feb, and will be running an introductory seminar on this subject, from 2.30pm.

Nussbaum vaults (PDF , 34kb)


Some recommended reading:

vaults bibliography (PDF , 271kb)

Location: Tree House, Berrick Saul Building