Victor Plahte Tschudi

VictorVictor 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 19th century with a special interest in the transmittance and transformation of buildings in prints and models. Tschudi’s forthcoming book on the effect of print culture on baroque architecture and architectural thought is due in 2016.

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 an associate in the research programmes Place and Displacement: Exhibiting Architecture (funded by The Norwegian Research Council), Topos and Topography: Rome as the Guidebook City (funded by the Swedish Foundation for the Humanities and Social Sciences), and Tracing the Jerusalem Code (funded by The Norwegian Research Council).

He is also a member of the advisory board for the Nordic Network of Renaissance Studies (NNRS).


Selected publications:

Monographs and edited books:

Baroque Antiquity: Archaeological Imagination in Early Modern Europe. Cambridge and 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.



“På resa i et möjligt förflutet: den barocka guideboken”, in Att resa til Rom: Guideböcker till den eviga staden genom tiderna, edited by Anna Blennow and Stefano Fogelbeg Rota, 27–31. Uppsala University Library: Uppsala, 2016.

“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.

“Christian Skredsvig: Snekjøring ved Seinen / Dumping Snow in the Seine”, in From Dahl to Munch: Nordic Painting from the Canica Art Collection, ex. cat. Nordnorsk Kunstmuseum, 214–19. Orkana Forlag, 2015.

“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 Historians 71, no. 3 (September 2012): 388–405.

“Ancient Rome in the Age of Copyright: The privilegio and 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”, in Antikken 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 Jan 23, 2017.

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