project

ARCHITRAVE

Art and Architecture in German Travel Accounts to Paris and Versailles in the Baroque Era
French National Research Agency (ANR)
  • Funder: French National Research Agency (ANR)Project code: ANR-16-FRAL-0012
  • Funder Contribution: 230,589 EUR
Description
The project aims at scrutinizing the content of six substantial German travel accounts dating from 1685 to 1723, the only hitherto known from the baroque era in which profound and reasoned judgements and opinions on French art and architecture have been rendered. These manuscripts and printed documents out of German public collections are partly unpublished and have never been investigated as a whole. The project will make them available in a richly commented and comfortably (re-)searchable digital portal, aiming at a multi-layered linkage of textual and iconographical ressources. Hence, the ambitions of the joint German-French research group are twofold: to mer...
Description
The project aims at scrutinizing the content of six substantial German travel accounts dating from 1685 to 1723, the only hitherto known from the baroque era in which profound and reasoned judgements and opinions on French art and architecture have been rendered. These manuscripts and printed documents out of German public collections are partly unpublished and have never been investigated as a whole. The project will make them available in a richly commented and comfortably (re-)searchable digital portal, aiming at a multi-layered linkage of textual and iconographical ressources. Hence, the ambitions of the joint German-French research group are twofold: to mer...
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