My review of K. A. Ottenheym, K. De Jonge, and M. Chatenet, eds., Public Buildings in Early Modern Europe (Turnhout: Brepols, 2010) has been published in Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians 71:4 (December 2012): 565-567. The book collects thirty papers from two conferences held in Utrecht in 2006 and 2008, examining buildings for government, justice, trade, and education, as well as hospitals. The essays focus primarily on the Low Countries, France, and the German-speaking regions between 1400 and 1800.
View of Antwerp, 1914. The city and its town hall (left) feature in several of the volume’s essays.
Photograph: gallica.bnf.fr / Agence Rol