Maarten Delbeke

Full list of publications until 2015.

Downloadable texts.

Key publications

Books as author

The art of religion. Sforza Pallavicino and art theory in Bernini’s Rome (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2012). Second paperback edition in 2016.

La fenice degl’ingegni. Een alternatief perspectief op Gianlorenzo Bernini en zijn werk in de geschriften van Sforza Pallavicino (Ghent: Ghent Architectural and Engineering Press, 2002), 408 p. + bibliography.

Books as editor

Maarten Delbeke (ed.), Sforza Pallavicino. A life in Baroque Rome (Leiden: Brill, series: Jesuit studies. in preparation for 2019)

Matthew Cohen, Maarten Delbeke (eds), Proportional Systems in the History of Architecture. A Critical Reconsideration (Leiden: Leiden University Press, 2018)

Ralph Dekoninck, Maarten Delbeke, Annick Delfosse, Caroline Heering, Koen Vermeir (eds), Cultures du spectacle baroque. Cadres, expériences et représentation des solennités religieuses entre Italie et anciens Pays-Bas (Turnhout : Brepols, 2018)

Andrew Leach, John Macarthur, Maarten Delbeke (eds), The baroque in architectural culture 1880-1980 (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2015)

Stijn Bussels, Maarten Delbeke, Caroline van Eck, Jürgen Pieters (eds), Translations of the Sublime. The Early Modern Reception and Dissemination of Longinus’ Peri Hupsous in Rhetoric, the Visual Arts, Architecture and the Theatre, Intersections 25 (Leiden: Brill, 2012)

Maarten Delbeke, Minou Schraven (eds), Foundation, Consecration and Dedication in Early Modern Europe, Intersections 22 (Leiden: Brill, 2012)
Co-editor of thematic journal issues / Mitherausgeberschaft von Themenheften

Oase 86 (2011). Theme: Baroque/Barok.

Articles in journals

“An unstable sublime. Milton’s Pandemonium and the Baldacchino at St Peter’s in Rome”, LIAS. Journal of Early Modern Intellectual Culture and its Sources 43/2 (2016) Special issue: The Sublime in Early Modern Theories of Art and Literature, S. Bussels, B. van Oostveldt and W. Jansen (eds): 281–96.

“The Mannerism of Architecture and the City in Complexity and Contradiction.” JSAH 75.4 (2016): 492–493.

“Myth against history: the Concert Hall in Bruges by Robbrecht and Daem Architects.” The Journal of Architecture 21/5 (2016), 719–733.

Linda Bleijenberg, Maarten Delbeke, “The afterlife of Vitruvian origin myths in 18th-century conjectural histories of architecture.” Arethusa 49 (2016): 199–213.

Maarten Delbeke, Lise Constant, Lobke Geurs, Annelies Staessens, “The architecture of miracle working statues in the Southern Netherlands.” Revue de l'Histoire des Religions 232 (2015, 2) 211–245.

“A book accessible to all.” AA Files 69 (2014) 118-122.

Maarten Delbeke, Anne-Françoise Morel, “Roma antica, sacra, moderna. The analogous Romes of the travel guide.” Library trends 61, 2 (2012) 397–417.

“Roma interrotta. Rome as a (post-)modernist model.” Oase 86 (2011): 74–78.

“Mannerism and meaning in Robert Venturi’s Complexity and Contradiction in Architecture.” Journal of Architecture 15, 3 (2010) 267–282.

Maarten Delbeke, Anne-Françoise Morel, “Early modern churches as spaces of knowledge.” Architectural History 53 (2010) 99–122.

“Custos Montium. A Prophecy on the Election of Alexander VII in Jean Lepautre’s Depiction of the Chapel of Notre Dame de la Paix in the Louvre.” Zeitschrift für Kunstgeschichte 2009, 3: 369–388.

“Gianlorenzo Bernini as la fenice degl’ingegni, or the history of an epithet.” Marburger Jahrbuch für Kunstwissenschaft 32 (2005): 245–253.

“The revelatory function of the image-text: the prophecies of S. Malachy during and after the papacy of Alexander VII Chigi.” Studi Secenteschi 46 (2005): 229–256.

“A poem, a collection of antiquities and a Saviour by Raphael. A case-study in the visualization of sacred history in early seventeenth-century Rome.” Word & Image 20 (2004) 87–104.

“An unknown description of baroque Rome: Michelangelo Lualdi’s Galleria Sacra Architettata dalla Pietà Romana Dall’anno 1610 sino al 1645.” Bulletin de l’Institut Historique Belge à Rome 74 (2004) 61–271.

“A Note on the Immaculist Patronage of Alexander VII: Chigi and the Pilgrimage Church of Scherpenheuvel in Belgium.” Bulletin de l’Institut Historique Belge à Rome 71 (2001): 167–200.

“The pope, the bust, the sculptor and the fly. An ethical perspective on the work of Gianlorenzo Bernini in the Writings of Sforza Pallavicino.” Bulletin de l’Institut Historique Belge à Rome 70 (2000): 179–223.

Chapters in books

Maarten Delbeke, Eelco Nagelsmit, “62. The Low Countries, 1450–1830,” Sir Bannister Fletcher’s A History of Architecture. 21st edition (London: Bloomsbury, forthcoming 2019) 210–231.

Ralph Dekoninck, Maarten Delbeke, Annick Delfosse, Koen Vermeir, “Performing Emotions at the Canonisation of Ignatius of Loyola and Francis Xavier in the Low Countries,” in Yasmin Haskell, Raphaële Girod (eds), Changing Hearts. Performing emotions between Europe, Asia, and the Americas (Leiden: Brill, 2019) 187–210.

“An Old Problem? Claude Perrault’s Views on Beauty and Proportion in Architecture and French Aesthetic Theory,” in Matthew Cohen, Maarten Delbeke (eds), Proportional Systems in the History of Architecture. A Critical Reconsideration (Leiden: Leiden University Press, 2018) 415–434.

“La philosophie des images énigmatiques. A Philosophy of Images at the Crossroads between Poetics and Controversy/ La philosophie des images énigmatiques. Eine Bildphilosophie zwishen Poetik und Kontroverse,” in Annette Kappeler, Jan Lazardzig, Nicole Gess (eds), Images d’action. Claude François Ménestrier’s Theoretical Writings on Festivals and Performating Arts: Translation and Commentary. Claude François Ménestrier’s fest- und inszenierungstheoretische Schriften. Übersetzung und Kommentar (Paderborn: Wilhelm Fink, 2018) 231–254.

“Architecture’s Print Complex. Palloy’s Bastille and the Death of Architecture”, in Mari Havttum and Anne Hultzsch (eds), The Printed and the Built. Architecture, Print Culture and Public Debate in the 19th century (London: Bloomsbury, 2018) 73–96.

“Les anecdotes sur la peinture comme enjeu épistémologique dans la deuxième moitié du XVIIe siècle, en Italie et en France,” in Emmanuelle Hénin and Valérie Haas (eds), Le mythe de l’art antique (Paris: CNRS Editions, 2018) 93–103.

“The beauty of architecture at the end of the 17th century, between Paris, Rome and Greece,” in Paul Kottman (ed.), The Insistence of Art: Aesthetic Philosophy after Early Modernity (New York: Fordham University Press, 2017) 170–193

“Monuments,” in Caroline van Eck, Sigrid de Jong (eds), Eigtheenth-Century Architecture. The Companions to the History of Architecture, vol. II (London: Wiley-Blackwell, 2017) 753–784.

“Religious architecture and the image in the Southern Netherlands after the Beeldenstorm. Shrines for Miracle-Working statues of the Virgin Mary,” in Alina Payne (ed.), Renaissance and Baroque Architecture. The Companions to the History of Architecture, vol. I (London: Wiley-Blackwell, 2017) 434–466.

“Belgian adventures in the baroque,” in Caroline Voet, Lara Schrijver, Sofie De Caigny, Katrien Vandermarliere (eds), Autonomous architecture in Flanders (Leuven: Leuven University Press, 2016) 122–131.

“Building with words. The Notre-Dame-des-Marais in La Ferté-Bernard and related applications of the letter-shaped balustrade in sixteenth-century France,” in Samuel Mareel, Jessica Buskirk (eds), The Aura of the Word in the Early Age of Print (Milton Park: Routledge, 2016) 66–88.

Krista De Jonge, Maarten Delbeke, “Across Borders. Architecture and knowledge in the seventeenth-century Spanish Netherlands,” in Sven Dupré, Bert De Munck, Werner Thomas & Geert Vanpaemel (eds.) (eds), Embattled Territory. The circulation of knowledge in the Spanish Netherlands (Academia Press: Ghent, 2016) 299–332.

“Bernini and the Measure of Greatness. The Louis XIV and its pedestal according to La Chambre, Lemée and Bouhours,” in Claudia Lehmann and Karen Lloyd (eds), A Transitory Star: The Late Bernini and his Reception (Berlin: De Gruyter, 2015) 13–31.
“Pierre Charpentrat and baroque functionalism,” in The baroque in architectural culture. 161–172.

Maarten Delbeke, Linda Bleijenberg, “Reconfigurations of Vitruvius’ origin myths in the eighteenth century,” in Christiane Reitz, Anke Walter (eds), Telling origins. The structures of aetiological narratives (Hildesheim/Zürich/New York: Olms, 2014) 419–517.

“The altar and the idol. Housing miracle working statues in the Southern Netherlands,” in Brigitte Hainaut and Ralph Dekoninck (eds), Les retables baroques des Pays-Bas méridionaux. Contribution à une histoire formelle du sentiment religieux au XVIIe siècle (Brussels: KIK/IRPA, 2014) 212–29.

“For we are made a spectacle unto the world, and to angels, and to men. Alessandro Algardi’s Beheading of Saint Paul and the theatricality of martyrdom,” in Anthony Colantuono and Steven F. Ostrow (eds), Critical perspectives on Roman baroquesculpture (University Park: Penn State University Press, 2014) 141–64.
“L’ornement et la beauté chez Piranèse et ses interlocuteurs”, in R. Dekoninck, C. Heering, M. Lefftz (eds), Questions d’ornement XVe-XVIIIe siècle (Turnhout: Brepols, 2013) 59–69.

“Elevated twins and the vicious sublime. Gianlorenzo Bernini and Louis XIV,” in Translations of the Sublime (see edited books) 117–37.

“Miracle books and religious architecture in the Southern Netherlands. The case of Our Lady of Hanswijk in Mechelen,” in Walter Melion, Karel Enenkel and Celeste Brusati (eds), The Authority of the Word, Intersections (Leiden: Brill, 2012) 559–585.

“Matter without qualities? Wax in Giacomo Vivio’s Discorso sopra il mirabil opera di basso rilievo,” in Sébastien Clerbois and Martina Droth (eds), Renewal and invention. Sculpture through its material histories (Frankfurt: Peter Lang, 2010) 91–120.

“Family and institutional identity: galleries of Barberini-projects,” in Jill Burke and Michael Bury (eds), Art and Identity in Early Modern Rome (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2008) 231–246.

“Framing history: the jubilee of 1625, the dedication of new Saint Peter’s and the Baldacchino,” in Sarah Bonnemaison and Christine Macy (eds), Festival Architecture (London: Routledge, 2008) 129–154.