Reinventing the Window
Fenestration Practice and Theory in Early Modern Europe
Wednesday 16th February 2022
Hentie Louw, a former member of the NAHS, taught architecture at Newcastle University for several decades until retirement in 2012, when he moved with his family to Manchester.
His academic research spans the fields of architectural/constructional history and material culture studies, with the role of the window in historic architecture as its main focus. His current research project (on which this paper was based) is a monograph which attempts to construct an over-arching narrative charting the development of classical window types in Northern Europe over a period of three centuries, comparing and contrasting the responses of different building cultures to the challenges posed by a new stylistic convention.