Maarten Delbeke

Category: Tenured Academic Staff
Phone: +32 (0)9 264 37 98


Maarten Delbeke is associate professor at the department of Architecture and Urban Planning of Ghent University. He also leads the project The Quest for the Legitimacy of Architecture in Europe 1750-1850 at Leiden University, funded by a Vidi-grant from the Dutch Science Foundation (N.W.O.).

He obtained his doctorate in Ghent in 2001 and was the first Scott Opler fellow in Architectural History at Worcester College, Oxford. He publishes on the history and theory of art and architecture from the early modern period up to the present. He is the co-editor of Bernini’s Biographies. Critical Essays (Penn State UP, 2006), Foundation, dedication and consecration in Early Modern Europe (Brill, 2012) and Translations of the Sublime (Brill, 2012), and the author of The art of religion. Sforza Pallavicino and art theory in Bernini’s Rome (Ashgate, 2012).

He is one of the supervisors of the project ‘The culture of the baroque spectacle between Italy and the Southern Netherlands’, and he is the editor-in-chief of Architectural Histories, the online journal of the European Architectural History Network.