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Selected Publications

Dietterlin, Wendel_Putto de l'Académie de Saint Luc à Rome, d'après Raphaël_77.985.0.867 c
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Wendel Dietterlin & l’Architectura

In Strasbourg 1560-1600. Le Renouveau des Arts, ed. Cécile Dupeux and Georges Bischoff (Strasbourg: Musée de l’Œuvre Notre-Dame, 2024), 197-211. 

La ‘salle de la Loge des maçons et tailleurs de pierre’ de la maison de l'Œuvre Notre-Dame et son décor peint

In Strasbourg 1560-1600. Le Renouveau des Arts, ed. Cécile Dupeux and Georges Bischoff (Strasbourg: Musée de l’Œuvre Notre-Dame, 2024), 101-114. 

English version forthcoming

Un-making Architecture

Special issue of The Journal of Architecture, co-edited with Jason E. Nguyen; published in the first half of 2023. Our co-authored editorial for the issue is “Un-making architecture: an introduction to a critical framework”, which is available on an open access basis at this link.


Ryff’s Acanthus: On Field Research in Renaissance Architecture

In 21: Inquiries into Art, History, and the Visual. Beiträge zur Kunstgeschichte und visuellen Kultur 1, no. 2 (November 2020): 259-301.

Vasari in Renaissance Straßburg

In Journal of the Warburg and Courtauld Institutes 82 (2019): 251-282.

Amorphous Ornament: Wendel Dietterlin and the Dissection of Architecture

In Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians 77, no. 1 (March 2018): 29-55.


Palissy and the Clash of Natural and Artistic Processes

In Motion: Transformation. 35th Congress of the International Committee of the History of Arts. Florence, 1-6 September 2019. Congress Proceedings, ed. Marzia Faietti and Gerhard Wolf (Bologna: Bononia University Press): I:165-170.

Was war Renaissance? Bilder einer Erzählform von Vasari bis Panofsky

Edited with Hans Christian Hönes, Léa Kuhn, and Susanne Thürigen, published in conjunction with the exhibition of the same name, at the Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte, Munich, 30 April - 30 June 2013 (Passau: Dietmar Klinger Verlag, 2013).

Anthropomorphizing the Orders: ‘Terms’ of Architectural Eloquence in the Northern Renaissance

In The Anthropomorphic Lens: Anthropomorphism, Microcosmism and Analogy in Early Modern Thought and Visual Arts, ed. Walter Melion, Bret Rothstein, and Michel Weemans. Intersections 34 (Leiden: Brill, 2015), 341-378.

Image notes

  • Wendel Dietterlin the Elder, Putto, after Raphael’s Isaiah in Sant’Agostino, Rome, after 1577, Quill with brown and dark brown ink on heavy, dark cream laid paper, 25.3 cm x 11.0 cm, Strasbourg, Cabinet des Estampes et des Dessins, inv. 77.985.0.867. Photo: Musées de la ville de Strasbourg, M. Bertola.

  • Hans Thoman Uhlberger, Vault, 1579-1582; Attributed to Wendel Dietterlin the Elder, Grotesque ceiling painting, 1582 or later, Salle de la Loge des tailleurs de pierre et des maçons, Musée de l'Œuvre Notre-Dame, Strasbourg. Photo © Musées de la ville de Strasbourg, M. Bertola

  • Cornelis Anthonisz., Fall of the Tower of Babel, 1547, Etching, Height 322 MM × Width 382 MM, Rijksmuseum Amsterdam RP-P-1878-A-1641,

  • Unknown artist after Heinrich Füllmaurer, Albrecht Meyer, and Veit Rudolf Specklin, Counterfeit Image of the True Acanthus, woodcut illustration in Vitruvius’s/Walther Hermann Ryff’s, Vitruvius Teutsch […] (Nuremberg: Johann Petreius, 1548). Heidelberg, Universitätsbibliothek Heidelberg, T 2017 RES, fol. CXXXVv,

  • Tobias Stimmer, Portrait of Michelangelo, woodcut illustration to Nikolaus von Reusner’s Icones sive Imagines viuæ (Basel: Waldkirch, 1589), Schaffhausen, Stadtbibliothek Schaffhausen PTSS 3, sig. R4r, 

  • Unknown Artist, Secvnda Mvscvlorvm Tabvla, Partially hand-colored woodcut, illustration in Andreas Vesalius’s Andreae Vesalii Bruxellensis, scholae medicorum Patavinae professoris, de Humani corporis fabrica Libri septem […] (Basel: Johannes Oporinus, 1543), Basel, Universitätsbibliothek Basel, UBH AN I 15, p. 174, / Public Domain Mark

  • Attributed to Bernard Palissy, Oval Basin, c. 1550, lead-glazed earthenware, 47.9 x 36.8 cm, Los Angeles, Getty Museum, 88.DE.63

  • Detail of poster for Was war Renaissance? Bilder einer Erzählform von Vasari bis Panofsky, exhibition in the Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte, 30 April to 30 June 2013, with graphics from G. Fattorusso, Italian Schools of Painting: The Renaissance of Painting in Italy (New York and Florence, Barbèra Press, 1922).

  • Paul Francke, Portal on east façade of the Schola Julia, 1577–1578, Helmstedt, Germany. Photo © Elizabeth J. Petcu

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