Robert G. Ousterhout’s online lecture on “Three Critical Moments in Caucasian Architecture”
Date: 01 June 2021, 3:00pm
Aesthetics, Art, and Architecture in the Caucasus Lecture Series
In cooperation with the George Chubinashvili National Research Centre for Georgian Art History and Heritage Preservation
In this talk, the author shall examine three important periods in the development of Georgian and Armenian architecture, focusing on what the author perceives as moments of creativity and innovation in design, planning, and decorative details. For each ‘moment,’ he shall focus on once specific monument, while attempting to situate it within the broader perspective of Christian and Islamic architecture in the East. Much of what Professor Ousterhout says will derive from his 2019 book, Eastern Medieval Architecture: The Building Traditions of Byzantium and Neighboring Lands.
Robert G. Ousterhout is Professor Emeritus in the History of Art at the University of Pennsylvania. He is the author most recently of Visualizing Community: Art, Material Culture, and Settlement in Byzantine Cappadocia, Dumbarton Oaks Studies 46 (Washington, DC, 2017); and Eastern Medieval Architecture: The Building Traditions of Byzantium and Neighboring Lands (Onassis Series in Hellenic Culture: Oxford University Press, 2019), as well as co-editor of Piroska and the Pantokrator, with M. Sághy (Budapest: Central European University Press, 2019); and The Holy Apostles: A Lost Monument, a Forgotten Project, and the Presentness of the Past, with M. Mullett, Dumbarton Oaks Symposia and Colloquia (Washington, DC, 2020). His fieldwork has concentrated on Byzantine architecture, monumental art, and urbanism in Constantinople, Thrace, Cappadocia, and Jerusalem. Since 2011 he has co-directed the “Cappadocia in Context” graduate seminar, an international summer field school for Koç University. He was just awarded the 2021 Haskins Medal by the Medieval Academy of America for Eastern Medieval Architecture.
For additional information, please visit: https://www.khi.fi.it/en/aktuelles/veranstaltungen/2021/06/robert-ousterhout-three-critical-moments-in-caucasian-architecture.php