Soo Publishes Chapter; Presents at European Architectural History Network

Soo publishes chapter; presents at European Architectural History Network

Lydia Soo, Associate Professor of Architecture, has published “A Baroque City? London after the Great Fire of 1666,” in Giambattista Nolli and Rome: Mapping the City before and after the Pianta Grande, edited by Ian Verstegen and Allan Ceen (Rome, Studium Urbis). In her chapter Soo explores how, after London’s destruction, different types of existing maps were used by designers to create monumental plans for a new city based on continental models.

Soo also presented a paper entitled Quadrature and Drawing in Early Modern Architecture at the third international meeting of the European Architectural History Network (EAHN), held in Torino, Italy, 19-21 June 2014. The paper explored the use of geometrical methods in the drawing and designing of centrally-planned buildings during the 16th and 17th centuries, most notably the complex curvilinear spaces of Guarini’s church of San Lorenzo. Visit the conference website for the abstract.