Maarten Delbeke is an associate professor in the Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism at Ghent University and leads the Vidi research project ‘The Quest for the Legitimacy of Architecture in Europe, 1750–1850’ at the Leiden University Institute for Cultural Disciplines (LUICD). He writes on the history of architecture and art of the early modern period and on the history of architecture theory. Delbeke is also an architecture critic. He is co-publisher of Bernini’s Biographies: Critical Essays (Penn State University Press, 2006) and Foundation, Dedication and Consecration in Early Modern Europe (Brill, 2011). Delbeke’s The Art of Religion: Sforza Pallavicino and Art Theory in Early Modern Rome is to be published shortly by Ashgate. A collection of his architecture critiques, Buildings as Metaphors, will come out in 2012. [last updated in 2011]
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