Gregorio Astengo (UCL) - 2015-16 Students

Architectural Transactions: Disseminating Interdisciplinary Architecture through the Early ‘Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London’ (1665-1700)

My research investigates the production and dissemination of architectural knowledge through the Philosophical Transactions (PT), the journal of the Royal Society of London. This first scientific periodical is studied in its initial 35 years of publication (1665-1700) to demonstrate its importance for a history of early modern architecture in the context of English Baroque culture. The research argues that these building practices and theoretical architectural investigations constitute collective and interdisciplinary forms of architecture and establish an original interpretative historical framework for the institutional validation of architecture in early modern England.

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