Victor Plahte Tschudi



Victor Plahte Tschudi is a professor in architectural history and theory at the Oslo School of Architecture and Design. He teaches and writes on architecture from antiquity to the present with a special interest in the mediation and transformation of buildings in print. Tschudi is the author of Baroque Antiquity: Archaelogical Imagination in Early Modern Europe (2017) and is currently writing a book on Piranesi and the modern age.

Tschudi received a Dr. art. from the University of Oslo, a MA from the Courtauld Institute of Art in London, and did his post-doctoral project, The City Edited, at the Norwegian Institute in Rome. He is a member of the advisory board for the Nordic Network of Renaissance Studies (NNRS) and is currently the head of OCCAS.


Monographs and edited books

Piranesi and the Modern Age. (forthcoming 2022)

Baroque Antiquity: Archaeological Imagination in Early Modern Europe. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2017.

From Site to Sight: The Transformation of Place in Art and Literature, edited and with an introduction by Victor Plahte Tschudi and Turid Karlsen Seim. Rome: Scienze e Lettere, 2013.

Arkitekturdepoter: Stavkirkeportaler og Piranesistikk, edited and with an introduction by Mari Lending and Victor Plahte Tschudi. Oslo: AHO, 2013.

Brevkunstneren: Christian Skredsvig i Roma og Paris.Oslo:Dreyers Forlag, 2009 

Ashes to Ashes: Art in Rome between Humanism and Maniera, edited by Roy T. Eriksen and Victor Plahte Tschudi. Rome: Edizioni dell’Ateneo, 2006.


Selected articles

‘The Temple, the Double, and Its Triple Identities,’ Future Anterior, vol. 15, no. 2 (2019), guest editor Mechtild Widrich (forthcoming)

‘Two Sixteenth-Century Guidebooks and the Bibliotopography of Rome,’ in Topos and Topography, edited by Anna Blennow and Stefano Fogelbeg Rota (forthcoming).

‘Bibliotopography’ in The Printed and the Built: Architecture, Print Culture and Public Debate in the Nineteenth Century, edited by Mari Hvattum and Anne Hultzsch, 145–50.  London: Bloomsbury Publishing, 2018.

‘Piranesi, Failed Photographer,’ AA Files, 75, (2017): 150–151.

‘Verdensgalleriet og kunstens tilblivelse’, in Nasjonalgalleriet, edited by Audun Eckhoff, 90–119. Oslo: Fagbokforlaget, 2017.

‘Goethe in the Hall and His Journeys in a Printed Rome’, Architectural Histories 3, no 1 (2015). Special Collection Building Word Image: Printing Architecture 1800-1950, art. 21.

‘Miniature Cities’, in Modelling Time: The Permanent Collection 1925–2014, edited by Mari Lending and Mari Hvattum, 157–58. Oslo: Torpedo Press, 2014.

‘Heavenly Jerusalem in Baroque Architectural Theory’, in Visual Constructs  of Jerusalem,edited by Bianca Kühnel, Galit Noga-Banai, and Hannah Vorholt, 179–85. Turnhout: Brepols, 2014.

‘Negotiating Time’, in Place and Displacement: Exhibiting Architecture, edited by Thordis Arrhenius, Mari Lending, Wallis Miller, Jérémie McGowan, 171–82. Zürich: Lars Müller Publishers, 2014.

‘Gjenoppdagelsen av Piranesi som grafiker’, in Førti år for faget: festskrift til Sidsel Helliesen på 70-års dagen, edited by Kari Greve, Ellen J. Lerberg, Nils Messel, Bodil Sørensen, Møyfrid Tveit, 48–56. Oslo: Labyrinth Press, 2014.

‘Recollecting Prints: Remembrance and Reproduction in Goethe’s Italian Journey’, in From Site to Sight: The Transformation of Place in Art and Literature, edited by Victor Plahte Tschudi and Turid Karlsen Seim, 139–63. Rome: Scienze e Lettere, 2013.

‘Plaster Empires: Italo Gismondi’s Model of Rome’, The Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians71, no. 3 (September 2012): 388–405.

‘Ancient Rome in the Age of Copyright: The privilegioand Printed Reconstructions’, Acta ad Archaeologiam et Artium Historiam Pertinentiae 25 (2012): 177–194.

‘Maleri som Modell i Berninis Louvre’, in Kopi & original:Inversjoner i opprinnelsestenkningens historie, edited by Karin Gundersen and Mari Lending, 113–30. Oslo: Scandinavian Academic Press, 2011.

‘The Return of the Living Dead: Antikke Statuer i Renessansens Roma’, Agora, no. 3 (2010): 22–33.

‘Tampering with Temples: Antiquity in the Catholic Reformation’, in Imitation, Representation and Printing in the Italian Renaissance, edited by Roy T. Eriksen and Magne Malmanger, 291–304. Rome: Fabrizio Serra Editore, 2009.

‘Palatin som Forbilde fra Ligorio til Linstow’, inAntikken i ettertiden, edited by Mathilde Skoie and Gert Vestreim, 95–108. Oslo: Universitetsforlaget, 2009.

‘Serlio and Sabbioneta: A City Built in Prints’, in Rhetoric, Theatre and the Arts of Design, edited by Clare L. Guest, 108–25. Oslo: Novus, 2008.

‘The shape of space: An Interpretation of the Term ‘area’ in Alberti’s De Re aedificatoria’, in Ashes to Ashes: Art in Rome between Humanism and Maniera, edited by Roy T. Eriksen and Victor Plahte Tschudi, 41–47. Rome: Edizioni dell’Ateneo, 2006.


Originally posted Jan 16, 2013. Latest revision May 12, 2021.

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