P.J.H. Cuypers: Building and City

8 November 2007

Lecture by Cuypers expert Aart Oxenaar: “Pierre Cuypers discovers that traditional architectural types cannot readily be implemented in the city, but that the architect should react to these types, if he aspires to give a meaningful contribution to the streets through his work.”

Speaker: Aart Oxenaar

Aart Oxenaar studied art history at the University of Amsterdam and works as director of the Academy of Architecture. He wrote architecture criticisms for various magazines and contributed to the Yearbook of the Dutch Architecture. His scientific publications include studies into the Dutch Architecture of the 19th and early 20th century, particularly the work of Cuypers. He wrote his PhD for the UvA about Pierre Cuypers and his urban setting. He also collaborated on a documentary about Cuypers in 1994, which is screened during the exhibition.